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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.

Tags: DoD , John Allen ,

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

Report: Safety systems for Afghan IEDs inadequate

The watchdog for spending in Afghanistan is warning commanders that a safety system to protect U.S. troops from roadside bombs is incomplete or inadequate.

Tags: oversight , SIGAR , John Sopko , IEDs ,

Thursday - 10/11/2012, 11:28am EDT

Continuing resolution, Harriers, Israeli technology & prescription drug shortages

On this week's Bloomberg Government Capital Impact show, analysts will talk about what's next for sequestration, options for repairing the Harrier jet, technology that Israel could use to respond to the Iranian nuclear threat, and why certain medications may be in short supply.
October 4, 2012

Tags: acquisition , continuing resolution , sequestration , F-35 , Harrier AV-8B , Marine Corps , Iran , nuclear weapons , atom bomb , Medicare , Grey Market , Allen Scott , Rob Levinson , Kevin Brancato , Christine Ryan , Michael Oren , Brian Rye , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 06:07pm EDT
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Army tests body armor tailored for female soldiers

>Members of a female engagement team from the 101st Airborne Division, who will be directly interacting with Afghan women during the coming deployment, have been equipped with the female prototypes of the newest generation of Army tactical vests.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , body armor , Federal Drive , Army

Tuesday - 09/18/2012, 11:23pm EDT
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