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Marine Corps' portable solar-energy units mean fewer IED deaths

The Defense Department is the single largest consumer of energy in the world, and as part of a broad strategy to shift consumption to renewable sources, the Marine Corps is rolling out its Ground Renewable Expeditionary Energy Network System (GREENS). Project manager Michael Gallagher told In Depth that GREENS saves not only fossil fuels and money, but also lives.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , DoD , Marine Corps , renewable energy , Michael Gallagher , IEDs

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 08:46pm EDT
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DLA brings fresh food to troops, jobs to Afghans

The Defense Logistics Agency's food distribution centers in Afghanistan have provided fresher food to troops and created thousands of jobs for local Afghans.

Tags: Rich Faso , DoD , DLA , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 08:57am EDT
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Marines to reduce by half in Afghanistan this year

arines will lead the U.S. troop drawdown in Afghanistan this year, reducing by about half their numbers in the key province of Helmand as Afghans move fully into the combat lead there, a top U.S. general said Wednesday.

Tags: DoD , Marine Corps , John Toolan , Charles Gurganus

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 06:40pm EST

CIA-led force may speed Afghan exit

Top Pentagon officials are considering putting elite special operations troops under CIA control in Afghanistan after 2014, just as they were during last year's raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan, sources told The Associated Press.

Tags: DoD , CIA , Leon Panetta

Saturday - 03/03/2012, 08:38pm EST

House chairman wants new rules on Afghan security

The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is intent on barring private security contractors and Afghans from guarding U.S. bases in Afghanistan, a move that could complicate President Barack Obama's timetable for withdrawing American forces after more than a decade of war.

Tags: DoD , Buck McKeon , Barack Obama ,

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 07:22pm EST

Marine dies after training in California desert

Officials say a Marine has collapsed and died after a day of training in the California desert in preparation for deployment to Afghanistan.

Tags: DoD , Marine Corps , Camp Lejeune ,

Sunday - 02/26/2012, 11:24pm EST

Pentagon official apologizes for Quran burning

A senior Pentagon official apologized Friday to Washington-area Muslims for the burning of Qurans at a military base in Afghanistan.

Tags: Peter Lavoy , Pentagon , DoD , Barack Obama , Imam Mohamed Magid , ADAMS Center

Friday - 02/24/2012, 05:06pm EST

Budget constraints challenge State's continued presence in Middle East

The fiscal 2013 budget leaves uncertainty about U.S. operations in Iraq, as the mission shifts from the Defense Department to the State Department.

Tags: Stephanie Sanok , Center for Strategic and International Studies , DoD , State , Iraq , diplomacy , budget , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 09:52am EST
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Afghan military to spy on own troops

The Afghan military is planning to spy on it's own soldiers to root out those behind a string of attacks on American and other Western troops.

Tags: DoD , DoD Update , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 09:31am EST
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