Senate passage, by a vote of 73-22, came a day after approval by the House of Representatives.
A joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin plans to develop a new rocket engine with a company run by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos.
Politicians are criticizing a Defense Department program that outfitted local police with new military equipment.
NATO announced that a cyberattack against one of its members could trigger a military response, but experts say that's unlikely.
Malaysian Airline System Flight MH17 crashed over eastern Ukraine after it was hit by "high-energy objects", an official report found.
U.K. Prime Minister, David Cameron, says the NATO alliance must evolve and focus on new capabilities - including a rapid response force and a reaffirmation of defense commitments.
Alexandra de Hoop Scheffer, director of the Paris office for the German Marshall Fund of the United States, says NATO's "very big challenge" is trying to find a way to protect non-member states.
Erkki Tuomioja, Finland's foreign minister, says that Finalnd is in favour of developing European defense capabilities.
Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, discusses the EU's position on the Ukrainian crisis, highlighting that Russia is dependent on Europe for its energy orders.
Erna Solberg, Norway's prime minister, says NATO will present a united front against Russia and discusses Norway¿s defense spending.
Kathleen McInnis, research consultant for the Americas program at Chatham House, argues that NATO has never been irrelevant and outlines the many challenges it faces: from Ukraine to cybersecurity.
Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, Iceland's prime minister, says that a mobile, rapid response NATO force could have a real effect in maintaining peace in localized areas.
Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, Iceland's prime minister, discusses the country's role in NATO and says that the world might be going back "to the world of the Cold War".
Tony Cordesman, Arleigh A. Burke chair in strategy at CSIS, says that NATO countries need to respect the defense spending requirement otherwise "the best NATO statement in the world is hollow".
The primary objective of Indian Prime Minister Modi's trip to Tokyo is to court Japanese businesses, says Sheila Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan studies at the Council for Foreign Relations.
India's biggest companies are pouring billions into manufacturing guns, ships and tanks, buoyed by the government's commitment to upgrade its armed forces.
The US has sent 130 additional military personnel to Iraq to help contain the threat posed by hard-line militants from the Islamic State.
Southeast Asian nations are channeling military budgets to develop local expertise and lower their dependence on big U.S. and European arms suppliers.
President Obama is considering airstrikes or airdrops to address a humanitarian crisis among religious minorities in Iraq.
A company that performs background checks for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said it was the victim of a cyber attack.
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