US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel briefs the press at the Pentagon in Washington on May 17, 2013.
The Pentagon announced Tuesday that most of its civilian workforce will be required to take 11 unpaid leave days this year as part of an effort to save money in the face of mandatory budget cuts.
Though the furloughs will have less of an impact than we thought it would, now that it’s down to 11 days, it’s still really sort of taking a shot at the people and programs. The Pentagon didn’t take the time to plan in advance and now it seems like people are getting the brunt of it allMore quotes »
Cyr: North Korea's behavior reminiscent of Cold War
at the idle Kaesong industrial park in North Korea will be withdrawn. Pyongyang terminated cooperation early this month. The Pentagon is expanding anti-ballistic missile defenses on the U.S. West Coast, and the Lockheed Martin THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Read more »
Jeffrey: Should the United States intervene in Syria?
readiness and prepare for a number of scenarios" relating to the conflict in neighboring Syria. The Los Angeles Times reports that the Pentagon has drawn up plans to possibly expand the force significantly.And yet the chances are, in today's political environment, Read more »
Defense Secretary Hagel to travel to Israel
Chuck Hagel says he will be traveling to Israel in a few days, his first trip to the Mideast ally since he took over at the Pentagon .Hagel mentioned the trip during congressional testimony on Tuesday as lawmakers pressed him on whether the United States would Read more »
Pentagon: NKorea could launch nuclear missile
Clapper said.The DIA conclusion was confirmed by a senior congressional aide who spoke on condition of anonymity because the Pentagon had not officially released the contents. The aide said the report was produced in March.Since the beginning of March, the Read more »
Kaplan: How the military escaped budget cuts
the budget change by more than 1 or 2 percentage points. There was a reason for this. Through the 1950s and early 1960s, the Pentagon was a hotbed of interservice strife. Richard Nixon 's first defense secretary, Melvin Laird, changed this by giving each service Read more »
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