Want Real-Time Updates Of McKeon’s NDAA Speech? We’ve Got You Covered.

It’s #NDAA2015 Eve and House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon, R-Calif., will deliver remarks at noon (EDT) at Washington’s Heritage Foundation about his version of the defense authorization bill. Our John T. Bennett will provide real-time details and analysis of McKeon’s speech. Just click here to get the latest from McKeon on your phone, tablet…

Here’s What Was Left on the NDAA Cutting Room Floor

Choosing to do something is an action. But, sometimes, so is choosing to not do something. That’s generally true with Congress. Which is why it’s always instructive to consider what lawmakers opt to exclude from legislation. The recently passed 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is no different. Left out of the compromise version of…

Are Things About To Get Awkward At Major Pacific Military Exercise?

Could war ships from China and Taiwan soon simultaneously participate in a major Pacific military exercise? If one US senator has his way, it might happen. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., has introduced an amendment to the upper chamber’s version of the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that, if approved, would put the entire Senate…

Despite Breathless Headlines, Military Spy Agency is Hiring

(Photo: Defense Intelligence Agency) Every ambitious start-up needs a little seed money. That’s true for new businesses and clandestine military spy agencies. So be skeptical of breathless media accounts that dramatically state how Capitol Hill’s most pro-military committee is blocking the Defense Department’s plan to establish it’s very own spy agency. True, the House Armed…