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Why the Navy’s best recruits might be former sailors
Regret getting out? Want to come back in? The Navy would like to talk to you!
By Mark D. Faram
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As Trump talks about reducing military missions, lawmakers still push to boost troop totals
More troops are likely for each of the services next year, even as the president hints at reducing U.S. military presence overseas.
Senate defense plan calls for fewer new troops than the White House wants
House and Senate negotiators will have to decide in coming months just how large the services need to be to counter growing security threats.
House panel adopts $716 billion defense authorization plan
The budget bill -- which will set hundreds of defense policies for next fiscal year -- was approved after more than 14 hours of debate.
By Leo Shane III and Joe Gould