By Bloomberg News | 11/12/13 09:09 AM
Pentagon contracts plunged 66 percent to $15.7 billion last month, the lowest level since January, driven by automatic U.S. spending cuts and a partial government shutdown.
By Tim Mak | 11/11/13 01:44 PM
This is the last Veterans Day that America will mark with combat troops still stationed in Afghanistan, and the country's sense of apathy over that war and those still fighting it has only grown over a dozen years of conflict.
11/11/13 10:35 AM
The House Homeland Security Committee has scheduled a full slate of hearings during the coming week, with no less than four separate sessions slated on a wide range of security-related topics.
11/08/13 10:39 AM
(www.reuters.com) WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When $37 billion in budget cuts hit the Pentagon abruptly early this year, officials took steps that minimized the impact on key areas like the Afghanistan war but also took action
By Michael O'Hanlon | 11/08/13 05:14 AM
We live in oxymoronic times. Everyone recognizes the need for a streamlined, more efficient Pentagon. Yet Congress won't let the Department of Defense close another base or increase the copayments military families make for their very generous health insurance plans. Continuing resolutions and...
By Paul Bedard | 11/05/13 03:06 PM
Facing another wave of massive spending cuts, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Tuesday suggested cutting troop readiness to save money, but warned that it would give the commander in chief “fewer options” to protect the country. Having already cut $37 billion due to the so-called spending...
By Associated Press | 11/04/13 09:21 AM
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The Air Force's top general wants Congress to grant him the authority to trim the ranks to cope with $1 trillion in Pentagon budget cuts over a decade.
By Michal Conger | 10/31/13 06:41 PM
An upcoming election, unprepared local security forces and endemic government corruption may compromise America's $100 billion investment in Afghanistan, Middle East experts warned lawmakers. "Within two years, it will be largely up to the Afghan government to sustain the reconstruction effort...
By Tim Mak | 10/31/13 03:37 PM
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has written a $4,600 check to the U.S. Treasury to show solidarity with furloughed Pentagon employees, his spokesman told the Washington Examiner. Hagel quietly wrote the check immediately after the federal government shutdown ended in mid-October. He had...
By Associated Press | 10/28/13 12:48 PM
A number of military personnel are turning to the surgical procedure to remove excess fat from around the waist so they can pass the Pentagon's body fat test, which can determine their future prospects in the military.
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