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House Armed Services Committee

Rep. Adam Smith Takes a Realistic View on Funding

House Armed Services' ranking member acknowledges some defense cuts are inevitable in tight fiscal times, and he says he is committed to helping the Pentagon make reductions.&n...

Defense Industry Focused on Sequestration

No one has been able to successfully wrangle Congress into reaching a grand bargain to reduce the deficit. But it’s not for lack of trying.

A Hollow Military Again?

The looming postwar drawdown of the U.S. armed forces will prove the most challenging of modern times.

Legislative Comrades-in-Arms Tend to Put Politics Aside

A long line of former active-duty military personnel have sought an Armed Services Committee post after winning election to Congress. Each brings something that can’t be taug...

Inside The House Armed Services Committee

The House Armed Services Committee is responsible for authorizing an annual Defense Department budget of more than half a trillion dollars at a time when defense spending, fo...

Insiders: House Armed Services Committee Not as Powerful as in the Past

Some of National Journal's National Security Insiders point to the "emasculation of the chairman" as a key reason the panel has lost influence.

Buck McKeon's Inner Circle

Meet the 14 people inside the Beltway who are closest to Buck McKeon.

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