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U.S. tries to stop Afghan ban on private contractors

U.S. officials are trying to talk the Afghan government out of banning private contractors.

Tags: DoD Update , Afghanistan , Hamid Karzai , contracting , Dorobek Insider , Washington Post

Monday - 12/13/2010, 04:11pm EST

Defense oversight to change as GOP moves in

The leadership of several key defense committees will change hands as a result of the 2010 midterm elections. The transfer of power is expected to reshape defense oversight in the House.

Tags: DoD Report , Congress , Congressional Spotlight , 2010 Election , Buck McKeon , House Armed Services Committee , Ike Skelton , DoD , Afghanistan , Don't Ask, Don't Tell , GITMO , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 11/03/2010, 05:43pm EDT

The Taliban facing more trouble

The Afghan Taliban leadership is facing more pressure from the U.S. The U.S. Treasury Department will freeze the militants' assets, ban travel and trigger an arms embargo. It follows similar action by the United Nations earlier this week, and comes after calls from Gen. David Petraeus, the top military commander in Afghanistan. the U.S. and U.N. sanctions prohibit any financial transactions of the terror leaders in U.N. member countries, putting additional pressure on Pakistan to take broader actions against the Taliban militants.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , pentagon , Taliban , Afghanistan , Treasure Department , United Nations , J.J. Green

Monday - 07/26/2010, 01:40pm EDT

Countdown: $100B in Pentagon savings, Petraeus confirmed

The most important Federal news stories of the week as selected by Larry Allen of the Coalition for Government Procurement, and Federal News Radio's Tom Temin.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Federal News Countdown , Tom Temin , Larry Allen , DoD , OFPP , Dan Gordon

Friday - 07/02/2010, 04:16pm EDT
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Petraeus takes the Hill

Beneath bipartisan rounds of praise for Petraeus lay fault lines over the nearly nine-year war. A make-or-break military push across southern Afghanistan is stuck in neutral, though U.S. officials insist there are signs of progress and reason for hope. The Hill's Ian Swanson breaks it down for us.

Tags: Federal Drive , Congress , The Hill , Ian Swanson ,

Wednesday - 06/30/2010, 09:30am EDT
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McChrystal out, Petraeus in in Afghanistan

Gen. Stanley McChrystal loses his job after remarks to freelance reporter that reflected poorly on his civilian superiors.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , management , Stanley McChrystal , Afghanistan , Rolling Stone , DoD , J.J. Green

Wednesday - 06/23/2010, 06:42pm EDT
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