Pentagon Chief Asks Congress Not to Hinder Cyber Defense


U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis this week asked Congress to halt pending legislation that would compel the U.S. to alert foreign governments when the Pentagon has decided to combat certain cyber attacks, according to a letter sent to lawmakers.

House Committee Takes Surprise Action to Repeal Post-9/11 AUMF

The House Appropriations Committee approved an amendment Thursday that would repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, which was initially passed days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks to give the president authority to initiate war against al Qaeda and “associated forces” without congressional approval.