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Kirby to step down as chief Pentagon spokesman

The Pentagon's chief spokesman is leaving as Ash Carter takes over as the new defense secretary.

Tags: John Kirby , DoD , Ashton Carter , Navy

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 06:10pm EST

GAO: Headquarters reduction plan still missing at Pentagon

The Pentagon wants to start the process of cutting 20 percent from its headquarters staff. But it still doesn't know who should stay, who should leave, or how to find that out, according to the Government Accountability Office.

Tags: Pentagon , DoD , GAO , John Pendleton , Sean McCalley

Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 04:02am EST

On Christmas, Obama marks end of Afghan combat

Tags: Barack Obama , Afghanistan , DoD ,

Saturday - 12/27/2014, 11:08am EST

Hagel sends condolences to the people of Pakistan

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel sent condolences to his counterpart in Pakistan yesterday.

Tags: Pakistan , attack , school , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 10:27am EST

Pentagon lays out plan for new combat ship

The Pentagon announces the Navy will upgrade its littoral combat ship program and build a more lethal fighting vessel that can better survive today's volatile security threats.

Tags: Littoral Combat Ship , LCS , Navy , DoD ,

Friday - 12/12/2014, 12:08am EST

Hagel encouraged about Iraq

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, after meeting with Iraq's leaders in Baghdad, has indicated he was encouraged by their progress and vision for the future.

Tags: Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green , Iraq , Haider al-Abadi , Fuad Masum

Wednesday - 12/10/2014, 10:31am EST

Iraqi forces get new start

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says Iraqi security forces have new momentum in their battle to regain territory lost this year to ISIL.

Tags: Iraq , ISIL , Army , DoD , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Tuesday - 12/09/2014, 09:50am EST

Jim Talent, American Enterprise Institute

After at least two leading candidates took their names out of contention for Defense Secretary, the President turned to Ashton Carter, a former deputy secretary. Carter first worked as a civilian analyst in the 1970s, and holds degrees in physics and medieval history. He held policy positions in both the Clinton and Obama adminsitrations. What can the military expect from a Secretary Carter? Former Senator Jim Talent, now a senior fellow and director of the National Security 2020 Project at the American Enterprise Institute, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss.

Tags: American Enterprise Institute , Jim Talent , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , DoD , Ashton Carter ,

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 08:38am EST

Jessica Wright, DoD's under secretary for personnel and readiness, retires

After a 40-year career in government, Under Secretary for Personnel and Readiness Jessica Wright announced her retirement to President Obama and DoD Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday. As under secretary, Wright oversaw personnel matters for DoD's workforce and called for reforms to stop sexual assaults in the military.

Tags: Jessica Wright , DoD , undersecretary for personnel and readiness , Barack Obama , sexual assault , workforce , management

Friday - 12/05/2014, 04:40am EST
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