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Iran issues another threat

The stakes are growing as the war of words grows. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday Iran would retaliate over Western-backed oil sanctions and any threat of attack, after Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta was cited as saying he feared a possible Israeli strike as early as April. Khamenei's speech marked the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution on Friday.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , J.J. Green

Monday - 02/06/2012, 11:13am EST

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 , Army , Afghanistan , Associated Press

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

More than half of Air Force personnel cuts to come from National Guard

The Air Force plans to further reduce its ranks by 9,900 airmen as part of DoD's overall budget reductions. The personnel cuts tilt heavily toward the Air National Guard.

Tags: DoD budget , Air Force , Michael Donley , Norton Schwartz , workforce , National Guard , Guard and Reserve , strategic guidance , Jared Serbu

Monday - 02/06/2012, 06:36am EST

Air Force to cut 10,000 airmen, shift aircraft

The Air Force says it will cut the service by nearly 10,000 active, National Guard and Reserve airmen next year, as part of a broad move to downsize and shift capabilities around the country to be better prepared for wars of the future.

Tags: Air Force , budget

Friday - 02/03/2012, 07:19pm EST

GOP plan cuts fed pay, workforce to save DoD from sequestration

GOP senators unveiled a bill Thursday that would grant the Defense Department a one-year reprieve from "sequestration" cuts. House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called the proposal "skullduggery."

Tags: Congress , pay and benefits , workforce , supercommittee , sequestration , John McCain , Jon Kyl , Kelly Ayotte , John Cornyn , CBO , NTEU , Martin Dempsey , BRAC , pay freeze , attrition , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Friday - 02/03/2012, 05:13am EST
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Al Qaida takes another hit

The Philippine military said it killed three of Southeast Asia's most-wanted terrorist leaders in a U.S.-backed airstrike that significantly weakens an al-Qaida-linked network that had used islands in the southern Philippines as a hideout and training base. The dawn strike targeting a militant camp on a remote island killed at least 15 people, including Malaysian Zulkifli bin Hir, also known as Marwan, a top leader of the regional Jemaah Islamiyah terror network.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , J.J. Green

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 06:42pm EST

Modeling, simulation can play key role in navigating defense cuts

Retired Navy Adm. Fred Lewis, the president of the National Training and Simulation Association, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss how modeling and simulation can play a role in navigating the next decade of Pentagon budget cuts.

Tags: In Depth , budget , Fred Lewis , National Training and Simulation Association , National Modeling and Simulation Coalition , Francis Rose

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 05:28pm EST
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In Army Reserve, clearing out 'deadwood' will make room for best and brightest

The Army Reserve wants to make it easier for soldiers in the active component of the Army to make their way back and forth to the reserve components. To do it, the Reserve will raise its standards for those who continue to serve.

Tags: Army , Army Reserve , Guard and Reserve , Keith Thurgood , Jack Stultz , reversibility , budget , DoD budget , workforce , National Defense Authorization Act , Jared Serbu , On DoD

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 05:06am EST
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Navy attorney makes request to question Yemeni President

The lawyer for a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay charged in the attack on the U.S.S. Cole has asked a judge to allow him to question the president of Yemen while he is in the U.S. for treatment. Navy Lt Cmdr. Steven Reyes, represents Abd al-Nashiri said he think President Ali Abdullah Saleh has information he can use in his clients trial.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , J.J. Green

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 10:27am EST

State, DoD establish personnel exchange program

Andrew Shapiro, the assistant Secretary of State for political and military affairs, explained the significance of the MOU.

Tags: Andrew Shapiro , State , workforce , Collaboration , Federal Drive , Hillary Clinton , Leon Panetta

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 09:02am EST
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