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Soldier adjusts to life at home after Afghanistan

Tags: DoD , Army ,

Monday - 12/31/2012, 08:59am EST

Senators press Army on suspension and debarment delays

A bipartisan group of senators has written to top Army officials to express concern about delays in the suspension and debarment process that leave the service open to contracting waste and fraud. In a letter to Army Secretary John McHugh and Chief of Staff Raymond Odierno, the senators questioned "significant time lapses" between referrals for suspension and actual debarment of contractors in Afghanistan.

Tags: Congress , Senate , acquisition , suspension and debarment , Army , DoD , Claire McCaskill , Jeanne Shaheen , SIGAR ,

Monday - 12/10/2012, 07:42pm EST

Navy SEAL killed in rescue was from Pennsylvania

A Navy SEAL killed during a weekend rescue mission in Afghanistan was identified by the Pentagon on Monday as Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque of Monroeville, Pa.

Tags: Navy , DoD , SEAL Team Six , Taliban ,

Monday - 12/10/2012, 07:01pm EST

Obama praises special ops forces after rescue

A member of a U.S. special operations team was killed during a weekend rescue mission in Afghanistan that freed an American doctor abducted by the Taliban outside of Kabul five days ago.

Tags: DoD , special operations , Barack Obama , Leon Panetta

Sunday - 12/09/2012, 06:49pm EST

Marine special operations team members honored

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus on Monday honored four members of a Marine special operations team in a rare public ceremony for those who have served in the covert forces.

Tags: Ray Mabus , Marine Corps , DoD , Navy ,

Monday - 12/03/2012, 11:07pm EST

Senate OKs Obama's choice for Afghan commander

The Senate approved Gen. Joseph Dunford, the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, to be the top commander in Afghanistan.

Tags: Joseph Dunford , Barack Obama , Senate , DoD , Marine Corps , John Allen , Congress

Monday - 12/03/2012, 07:09pm EST

Panetta says war on al-Qaida taking new direction

America's war on al-Qaida is taking a new direction, moving beyond declared combat zones like Afghanistan while countering the terrorist network's search for new sanctuaries, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Tuesday.

Tags: Leon Panetta , DoD , al-Qaida , terrorist

Tuesday - 11/20/2012, 07:25pm EST

Gen. Allen resumes command duty in Afghanistan

Gen. John Allen has returned to Kabul to resume his duties as the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan.

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Wednesday - 11/21/2012, 09:14am EST

Biden, Ryan wrangle over budget, defense cuts

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said President Barack Obama has failed to produce a workable budget plan, while Vice President Joe Biden said budgets introduced by Ryan "eviscerated all the things that the middle class cares about."

Tags: Joe Biden , Paul Ryan , Barack Obama , Mitt Romney , debate , budget , defense cuts , sequestration , Libya , Chris Stevens , Medicare , Social Security

Friday - 10/12/2012, 07:01am EDT
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