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The Senate voted Wednesday to restore tuition assistance for servicemembers in a move that was expected to gain support from the House and reverse the suspension of new enrollments in the program for continuing education in the military.
The Pentagon's Inspector General is reviewing the Army's Improved Carbine effort, questioning whether the service's plan to replace the long-serving M4 Carbine is worth the new weapon's $1.8 billion price tag.
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says he hopes the plan to cut Pentagon spending by $46 billion over the next six months is "one budget deal away" from being all but forgotten, and that he is "counting on our elected officials to deliver that deal."
President Obama promises to explain in greater detail U.S. policy on the use of armed drones. But the administration's statements so far have only raised more questions about the controversial counterterrorism program, particularly the president's legal authority to kill American citizens.