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Rising costs for troops’ pay and benefits could hurt military readiness, experts warn
Former defense officials say military leaders and lawmakers need to start discussing changes now to see financial benefits in coming years.
How Republicans might accept a smaller defense budget
Republican Rep. Ken Calvert is willing to meet Democratic lawmakers partway in their reported plans to trim the defense budget: cut back on civilian employees, not equipment and modernization.
Defying Trump, House approves defense bill with veto-proof majority
The House defied a veto threat from President Donald Trump on Tuesday and approved a $740.5 billion defense policy bill that Trump opposes because it doesn’t repeal a prized liability shield for social media firms.
Trump veto will hurt troops and families, Republican and Democratic leaders warn
The House and Senate are set to vote on the massive annual defense authorization bill this week.
By Leo Shane III and Joe Gould