House Armed Services Committee

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 11, 2014, before the House Armed Services Committee. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Hagel says time was running out to save Bergdahl

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told lawmakers Wednesday that last month’s prisoner swap with the Taliban may have been the “last, best” chance to secure the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the only […]

06/11/2014

Amid smiles and tears, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, R-Calif., announces his intention to retire from Congress at the end of the year after eleven terms, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

11-term Rep. McKeon leaving, exodus continues

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joining an exodus from Congress by both Democrats and Republicans, veteran Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon tearfully announced Thursday that he’s retiring after 21 years, stepping down as House Armed Services Committee chairman. […]

01/16/2014

Howard McKeon, US Representative of California (AP Photo)

11-term Calif. Rep. McKeon announces retirement

WASHINGTON (AP) — An emotional Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, has announced his retirement. McKeon says Thursday that his term limit as chairman of the panel was a factor […]

01/16/2014

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