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Key House Navy advocate loses seat in midterm election
But other vulnerable Armed Services Democrats defied expectations and held onto their seats.
By Bryant Harris and Leo Shane III
Military sexual assault victims could get back benefits under plan
The measure is unlikely to pass this year, but could be a point of focus for lawmakers in 2023.
GOP reps fear loan forgiveness plan will hurt military recruiting
The lawmakers are asking White House officials for information on whether military recruiting was considered before making the loan forgiveness plan.
By Leo Shane III and Davis Winkie
Trump left the Open Skies Treaty, but don’t write it off yet
President Donald Trump made good on his decision to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty, but it looks like President-elect Joe Biden, who opposed that move, may have a path to revive the pact.
By Joe Gould, Valerie Insinna and Aaron Mehta
Defying Trump, 37 Senate Dems urge mandate to rename bases honoring Confederate generals stay in defense bill
Thirty-nine senators are calling for the final 2021 National Defense Authorization Act to include a requirement that bases named to honor Confederate figures be renamed. President Donald Trump has threatened a veto over the issue.
By Joe Gould