More The Pentagon Articles

  • Army general upholds Chelsea Manning's conviction, 35-year sentence in WikiLeaks case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Army general upholds Chelsea Manning's conviction, 35-year sentence in WikiLeaks case.

  • John Boehner and seven GOP lawmakers back from secret Afghanistan trip

    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, traveled to Kabul, Afghanistan, this past weekend with seven other House Republican lawmakers to get a first-hand look at the political situation in the country after the recent democratic elections, Boehner's office announced Monday. The trip was not...

  • AP Interview: Adam Schantz, US Navy plane searcher

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — Every day from the Perth airport and a nearby military base, about a dozen planes from several countries take flight to search for debris from missing Flight 370 — so far without success. The U.S. Defense Department alone committed $7.3 million to the effort in the...

  • Lawmakers urge Jack Lew, John Kerry to stop U.S. purchases of Russian helicopters

    Dozens of lawmakers have signed a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew urging them to impose sanctions on a Russian arms exporter that the Pentagon is procuring helicopters from. The effort to rally opposition to Russian company Rosoboronexport, which the...

  • Chuck Hagel to tour China's new aircraft carrier

    TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to get a rare tour Monday of China's first aircraft carrier, becoming the first foreign visitor to go aboard the ship. A senior defense official said Hagel requested the visit, which comes a day after he told reporters that China...

  • Aircraft carrier hits budget turbulence

    The aircraft carrier is a potent symbol of American global power, but defense policymakers are considering cutting the fleet, despite all the symbolism that would entail. The Pentagon has been warning about the effects of budget cuts known as sequestration for years. But none of its warnings...

  • 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...



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