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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., talks to reporters as he arrives at a closed door briefing on June 4, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

House Panel to Investigate Bergdahl Prisoner Swap

The House Armed Services Committee will investigate the Obama administration’s swap of an American prisoner held for five years for five Taliban leaders that caused a political firestorm over the lack of congressional notification and fears the high-level Taliban could return to the Afghanistan battlefield.

06/09/2014

A House chairman said Thursday that supporters are making headway in garnering support for a bill to give young immigrants brought to the country illegally a path to resident status through the military. (Getty)

GOP Seek Path For Illegal Immigrants Through Military Service

A House chairman said Thursday that supporters are making headway in garnering support for a bill to give young immigrants brought to the country illegally a path to resident status through the military.

04/10/2014

Secretary of State John Kerry listens to a speaker before testifying on Syria to the House Armed Services Committee on Sept. 10, 2013 in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry: ‘We’re Not Waiting For Long’ For Syria To Turn Over Chemical Weapons

Secretary of State John Kerry warns that the United States “will not wait” long for Syria to turn over its chemical weapons to the international community.

09/10/2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says neither Iran nor North Korea is capable of attacking the United States with a missile armed with a nuclear warhead. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Hagel: North Korea, Iran Can’t Reach US With Nuclear Weapons

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says neither Iran nor North Korea is capable of attacking the United States with a missile armed with a nuclear warhead.

04/11/2013

Current U.S. Army soldiers in Afghanistan may see extended tours of duty if budget cuts prevent training of replacement soldiers. (Photo credit: JANGIR/AFP/Getty Images)

Army May Extend Current Afghanistan Deployments Due To Budget Cuts

Soldiers deployed to Afghanistan next year may see their war tours extended because budget cuts will drastically limit training for brigades to replace them, the top Army general said Friday.

02/15/2013

A gay member of the U.S. Air Force, who chooses to not be identified, reads a copy of the new magazine "OutServe" intended for actively serving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender US military members on Sept. 15, 2011 in Washington. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

GOP Chair: Gays Serving Openly In Military Won’t Be Revisited If Romney Elected

The Republican chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Thursday that allowing gays to serve openly in the military is a settled issue that he won’t try to reverse even if Mitt Romney wins the presidency in November and the GOP captures the Senate.

06/21/2012

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