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A new bill would protect military pay even if the government defaults because Congress doesn't authorize an increase to the government's debt ceiling. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), who co-sponsored the Payment Reliability for our Obligations to Military and Investors to Secure Essential Stability, or PROMISES Act, discussed the bill with Federal News Radio.
The Pentagon and IRS are giving you another two months.
The U.S. military almost launched fighter jets and discussed a possible shoot-down when an errant Navy drone briefly veered into restricted airspace near the nation's capital last month, a senior military official said Thursday. The Associate Press reports the incident underscores safety concerns with unmanned aircraft as defense officials campaign to use them more often during natural disasters and for homeland security. Navy Adm. James Winnefeld Jr., head of Northern Command, said Thursday that the August mishap could hamper the Pentagon's push to have the Federal Aviation Administration ease procedures for drone use by the military in domestic skies.
If passed, a new bill will give allow businesses to compete against federal prison manufacturing.
Fewer than seven months remain before the U.S. military is scheduled to leave Iraq, and the handoff from DoD to diplomats is in full swing. Federal News Radio's Francis Rose spoke with former Ambassador Ronald Neumann about the buildup of American soft power.
It's been four years since the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs launched the Federal Recovery Coordinator Program, designed to expedite the process for wounded vets to get the care and services they needed.
Reducing pay and benefits of federal civilian employees, military and retirees could save the government $10 billion over five years and $50 billion over 10 years, according to a March report by the Congressional Budget Office.
Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) said Friday that he would support changing the military's policy against gays and lesbians serving openly in the military, provided proper consideration for implementing the policy in combat units.