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DoD wants to shift $1 billion to Navy drones

DoD has asked Congress to reprogram $1 billion from accounts dedicated to building up Afghanistan's national security forces.

Tags: DoD , Navy , budget , drones , Federal Drive , DoD Report

Monday - 07/09/2012, 07:54am EDT

Biden, in leaked memo, told Obama war plan flawed

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Monday - 06/25/2012, 05:28am EDT

US commander of Afghan war may shift to Europe

The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Marine Gen. John Allen, is likely to leave to become the chief allied commander in Europe early next year as the war effort moves toward its final phase, a senior U.S. defense official said Tuesday.

Tags: DoD , John Allen , Marine Corps , Federal Drive , DoD Report , In Depth

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 10:03am EDT

Panetta: Troop scandals hurt US Afghan mission

Tags: DoD , Leon Panetta , Army , Marine Corps

Friday - 05/04/2012, 05:05pm EDT

Army data exposes drug trade in war zone

he U.S. Army has investigated 56 soldiers in Afghanistan on suspicion of using or distributing heroin, morphine or other opiates during 2010 and 2011, newly obtained data shows. Eight soldiers died of drug overdoses during that time.

Tags: Army , DoD

Saturday - 04/21/2012, 01:54pm EDT

US helo crashes in Afghanistan with 4 US troops

A U.S. Army helicopter crashed on a nighttime mission in southwestern Afghanistan on Thursday, and initial reports from the scene indicated that as many as four soldiers may have been killed, a U.S. defense official said.

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Thursday - 04/19/2012, 06:07pm EDT

Contracting waste, fraud 'significant' in Afghanistan, IG says

The watchdog overseeing contract spending in Afghanistan said the amount of waste and fraud is "significant" in that country. "Contingency contracting is an area that is susceptible to waste, fraud and abuse, more so, certainly, than domestic government contracting," said Steven Trent, acting Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, in an interview with The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

Tags: Steven Trent , SIGAR , contracting , Federal Drive , DoD

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 12:01pm EDT

New military photo scandal: Panetta apologizes

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta apologized Wednesday for gruesome, newly revealed photographs that show U.S. soldiers posing with the bloodied remains of dead insurgents in Afghanistan.

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Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 09:22pm EDT

McKeon presses Pentagon chief on US-Afghan pact

The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee expressed serious concerns that the U.S.-Afghanistan deal giving Afghans authority over night raids could put Americans at greater risk and undercut intelligence gathering critical in the long war.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Leon Panetta , Howard McKeon , DoD Report

Thursday - 04/12/2012, 07:45pm EDT

Wraps come off special operations Afghan war plan

Adm. Bill McRaven, the head of U.S. special operations, is mapping out a potential Afghanistan war plan that would replace thousands of U.S. troops with small special operations teams paired with Afghans to help an inexperienced Afghan force withstand a Taliban onslaught as U.S. troops withdraw.

Tags: DoD , Bill McRaven , drawdown , Federal Drive , DoD Report

Thursday - 04/12/2012, 08:47am EDT
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