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New fighter jet training stalls, grounding pilots

he best fighter pilots from the Air Force, Marines and Navy arrived in the Florida Panhandle last year to learn to fly the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the most expensive, most advanced weapons program in U.S. history. They are still waiting.

Tags: F-35 , Air Force , Marines , Navy , Norman Schwartz , Lockheed Martin

Monday - 02/27/2012, 05:27am EST

Pressure builds for civilian drone flights at home

Civilian cousins of the unmanned military aircraft that have tracked and killed terrorists in the Middle East and Asia are in demand by police departments, border patrols, power companies, news organizations and others wanting a bird's-eye view that's too impractical or dangerous for conventional planes or helicopters to get.

Tags: drones , FAA , Congress

Sunday - 02/26/2012, 10:30pm 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: Marine Corps , Camp Lejeune , Afghanistan

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 , Afghanistan , Barack Obama , Imam Mohamed Magid , ADAMS Center

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

Army IDs remains of last missing soldier in Iraq

Staff Sgt. Ahmed Kousay al-Taie was an Army interpreter who was born in Iraq and lived in Ann Arbor, Mich. He was kidnapped at gunpoint in October 2006 when he sneaked off base on a motorcycle to visit his Iraqi wife in central Baghdad.

Tags: Iraq , Army

Sunday - 02/26/2012, 02:56pm EST

Pentagon appeals to addicts to seek treatment or face consequences

DoD is expanding the number of substances it tests for, and it wants anyone who is addicted to call themselves out and go for voluntary treatment and rehab.

Tags: DoD Update , Pentagon

Friday - 02/24/2012, 09:07am EST

DoD to pay $1.2 billion for healthcare supplies, pharmaceuticals

A healthcare company called McKesson has snagged the contract from the Defense Logistics Agency.

Tags: DoD Update , McKesson

Friday - 02/24/2012, 08:58am EST

Marine Corps crash dampens a happy day

A bittersweet day for the Marines yesterday --More than 170 Marines who recently returned from a 7-month deployment to Afghanistan visited 16 wounded warriors from their unit at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. At the same time, Two Marine Corps helicopters collided over a remote section of the California desert during a nighttime exercise, killing seven Marines in one of the deadliest military training accidents in years. An investigation into what happened is underway.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , J.J. Green

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 05:55pm EST

GAO: Duplicative IT programs total $1.2 billion

David Powner, the director of information technology management issues at GAO, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss a recent report on duplicative IT investments at the Defense, Energy and Homeland Security Departments.

Tags: GAO , IT , technology , David Powner , In Depth , Francis Rose , Energy , DHS ,

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 07:35pm EST
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Leaked GAO report reveals whistleblower program flaws

Debra Roth, partner at Shaw, Bransford and Roth, said the leaking of the Government Accountability Office's draft report back to DoD was unusual. The report was an evaluation of the whistleblower protection program for military service members.

Tags: whistleblower , Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act , Debra Roth , Legal Loop , Federal Drive , inspector general

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 11:07am EST
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