Stories by Megan Scully:
Nov. 21, 2012
For the Navy, the size of the fleet is important. But so are its capabilities — a fact that often gets lost in the politically charged debate over how many and what kind of ships the Navy needs to meet its global operational demands.
Nov. 15, 2012
Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul is holding up consideration of the fiscal 2013 defense authorization bill over an amendment he plans to offer that would require a jury trial for Americans detained in terrorism investigations.
Nov. 13, 2012
The fiscal 2013 defense authorization bill appears to be a likely candidate for Senate floor debate during the lame-duck session, with opening statements on the sprawling policy measure expected as early as the end of this week, a senior Senate Armed Services Committee aide said. But senators are discussing lots of possible amendments, and if there is no agreement to limit them, it could jeopardize the chances of clearing the bill this year
Nov. 12, 2012
McCain has long been the GOP’s most respected voice on national security matters, relentlessly challenging the Obama administration on everything from defense spending cuts to the Sept. 11 attack at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Oct. 31, 2012
The National Guard has more than 10,000 troops from as far away as Alaska and California aiding Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in 13 states along the Eastern Seaboard — a quickly organized and sizable force that will likely only fuel lawmakers’ efforts to protect these state-run units from any cost-saving Pentagon proposals targeting their personnel and equipment.
Oct. 21, 2012
The powerful subcommittee that directs spending at the Pentagon is set for a leadership overhaul in the next Congress, with Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., and Peter J. Visclosky, D-Ind., the most likely contenders to take the top spots, according to aides and lobbyists.
Sept. 5, 2012
Rep. Todd Akin made national headlines - and drew the ire of his party leaders - when he made comments on "legitimate rape" last month that could ultimately cost him his bid for a Missouri Senate seat. But it didn't mark the first time the six-term House Republican has set himself apart from even the most conservative Members of his party.