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IG: DoD puts hundreds of millions of dollars at risk in Afghanistan

The DoD Special Missions Wing in Afghanistan does not have adequate personnel to man its existing and planned aircraft fleet, according to an audit from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). The air wing only has one fourth of the recruits needed to achieve full strength to be able to handle 48 newly purchased aircraft.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , SIGAR , DoD , Acquisition , Elizabeth Field , Cogan Schneier

Tuesday - 07/02/2013, 05:01pm EDT

Dad says diplomat had passion for foreign affairs

Anne Smedinghoff had a quiet ambition and displayed a love of global affairs from an early age, joining the U.S. Foreign Service straight out of college and volunteering for missions in perilous locations worldwide.

Tags: Anne Smedinghoff , Foreign Service , State Department

Monday - 04/08/2013, 04:16am EDT

Petraeus: Sorry for affair that led to resignation

Tags: David Petraeus , CIA ,

Wednesday - 03/27/2013, 04:44pm EDT

APNewsBreak: Afghan massacre trial set for Sept.

Tags: Robert Bales , DoD , Army , Taliban

Thursday - 01/31/2013, 03:34pm EST

US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,045

Tags: DoD ,

Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 03:34pm EST

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
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