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AP: US special ops forces skeptical women can do their job

Surveys find that men in U.S. special operations forces do not believe women can meet the physical and mental demands of their commando jobs, and they fear the Pentagon will lower standards to integrate women into their elite units, according to interviews and documents obtained by The Associated Press.

Tags: DoD , gender , women , military , special operations ,

Monday - 04/06/2015, 03:36am EDT

IRS imposes hiring freeze, eliminates overtime to deal with budget cuts

Budget cuts are forcing the IRS to impose a hiring freeze, except for emergencies, and eliminate almost all overtime. Commissioner John Koskinen said the cuts could also delay tax refunds, reduce taxpayer services and hurt enforcement efforts.

Tags: IRS , John Koskinen , tax refund , budget , Congress , Hiring freeze , overtime , workforce

Friday - 12/19/2014, 05:04am EST

Pentagon spooks get own spy service

The Pentagon is rebranding and reorganizing its clandestine spy shop, sending more of its case officers to work alongside CIA officers to gather intelligence in places like China, after a decade of focusing intensely on war zones.

Tags: Defense Clandestine Service , DoD , CIA ,

Monday - 04/23/2012, 01:17pm EDT

US Army: Brigadier general has died in Afghanistan

A 49-year-old brigadier general died Friday in Afghanistan of apparent natural causes, becoming the highest-ranking U.S. soldier to die there, the military said Saturday.

Tags: Terence Hildner , DoD , Army , Afghanistan ,

Saturday - 02/04/2012, 04:17pm EST

Postal Service to delay cutbacks until mid-May

The U.S. Postal Service has agreed to delay the closing of 252 mail processing centers and 3,700 local post offices until mid-May.

Tags: USPS , budget , closing

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 08:33am EST

Obama signs bipartisan bill to help jobless vets, repeals contractor tax withholding

President Barack Obama will sign into law Monday legislation giving tax breaks to companies that hire unemployed veterans.

Tags: Barack Obama , veterans , VA , Congress ,

Monday - 11/21/2011, 01:16pm EST

Postal Service losses mount to $5.1 billion last year

The U.S. Postal Service says it lost $5.1 billion last year as a weak economy and increased Internet use drove down mail volume.

Tags: USPS , budget ,

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 04:40pm EST
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