More The Pentagon Articles

  • The Pentagon is cutting key weapons without knowing what it really needs

    The news last week that the Navy was being forced to stop production of two key missiles in its arsenal - the Tomahawk cruise missile and the Hellfire air-to-ground weapon - was a shock. It seemed as if President Obama was about to defang both the Navy and the armed drone program, for which the...

  • Did US defense cuts shorten your career? No worries, mate, Australia wants you

    Are you a member of the finest military the world has ever seen, who might be out of a job soon and is looking to get a nice tan? Then you're in luck: Australia is hiring. Even as U.S. defense spending dwindles, Australia may be looking to almost double its budget. A white paper released last...

  • Obama's revolving door: A busy entrance and exit

    Under President Obama, the revolving door is spinning just fine, as both an exit and an entrance.

  • E-voting for absentee military now available in South Dakota

    Gant PIERRE, S.D. (Legal Newsline) – Overseas military absentee balloting in South Dakota has now gone digital. According to a March 26 press release, the Secretary of State Jason Gant has flipped a switch and activated the iOASIS new overseas military voting technology process. iOASIS...

  • Senators urge Obama to cancel contracts with Russian arms exporter

    A bipartisan group of senators urged President Obama on Thursday to end the Pentagon's contractual relationship with a Russian state arms dealer, as tensions between the United States and Russia continue to soar. Rosoboronexport, Russia's official state arms exporter, has been offered more...

  • CenturyLink wins $1.7 million defense contract

    MONROE, La. (AP) — CenturyLink has won a contract from the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency in which the company is charged with providing a communications system that could survive a nuclear attack. The News-Star reports (http://tnsne.ws/NZcuFW ) the contract could be worth a total of...

  • Correction: United States-Asia-Military story

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story March 25 about top U.S. military officers in the Asia-Pacific region voicing concern about the impact of budget cuts, The Associated Press incorrectly spelled the name of the commander of U.S. forces in South Korea, Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti. A corrected version of...

  • Army head to decide rank of disgraced general

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The secretary of the Army said Tuesday he will have the final say on whether a disgraced brigadier general at the center of a sexual misconduct case retires at a lower rank with sharply reduced retirement pay. Facing outraged House Democrats, John McHugh said the case of...

  • Admiral: Navy is not pushing for BRAC

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — In what may provide some reassurance to coastal communities that are heavily dependent on military spending, the Navy's top admiral says he doesn't see a great need for the Navy to go through another round of base closures. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert...

  • U.S. can't project power with diplomacy alone

    A certain worldview in the White House overlooks reality: The nation doesn’t need a strong military because there are no significant threats to it, and the president can handle any crisis through diplomacy.

  • Navy database tracks civilians' parking tickets, fender-benders, raising fears of domestic spying

    A parking ticket, traffic citation or involvement in a minor fender-bender are enough to get a person's name and other personal information logged into a massive, obscure federal database run by the U.S. military.

  • Pentagon reviews will focus on military medals

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has launched three separate reviews on how military medals are awarded, in the face of broad criticism over the inability to recognize heroism in incidents such as the Fort Hood shootings and aborted plans to create a new award for drone pilots. Defense...

  • Obama: US military not getting involved in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is ruling out use of the U.S. military in the West's dispute with Russia over Ukraine. Obama says nobody wants to "trigger an actual war with Russia" because that would serve no one's interests. He said the U.S. and its allies will continue to turn up...

  • AP source: Army team to begin Libyan training prep

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A small team of soldiers will go into Libya in the coming weeks to begin preparations for a larger U.S. mission to train Libyan troops in Bulgaria, a senior Army official said Wednesday. According to the official, fewer than a dozen soldiers will go to Tripoli but that...

  • US Army will exercise in Ukraine this summer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says it will participate as planned in a multinational military exercise this summer in Ukraine. Dubbed "Rapid Trident," the ground maneuvers have been held annually for a number of years with forces from Britain and other NATO countries as well as Ukraine,...



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