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Also, could DoD's proposed shutdown of JFCOM be illegal?
Alan Balutis and Joanne Connelly count down the three most important Federal news stories of the week.
Could the $35 billion contract's fate be pushed back again?
Of all the spending cuts and budget battles the Pentagon is confronting, none is causing more angst than Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates's vow to start getting rid of generals and admirals.
Five days after proposing controversial cuts in Pentagon spending, much of official Washington still is reeling. Defense Secretary Gates called for $100 billion in spending reductions over the next five years. Some of the proposals to achieve those savings are finding mixed reaction among officials on Capitol Hill and in industry.
On Wednesday, Colonel Fehrenbach's lawyers filed papers in Idaho federal court requesting a temporary order blocking his discharge.
We get analysis from Lawrence Korb, former assistant secretary of defense.
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is recommending the elimination of the U.S. Joint Forces Command. That command is one of DoD's ten combatant commands and recently believed to play a key role in transforming the U.S. military's capabilities. Headquartered in Norfolk, Va., the command oversees a force of more than 1.16 million men and women. The command is comprised of active and reserve personnel from each branch of the armed forces, civil servants and contract employees. The commander oversees the command's four major mission areas: Joint Concept Development and Experimentation, Joint Training, Joint Capabilities Development, and Joint Force Provider.
SECDEF Gates announced Monday his plan to move $100 billion in spending from back-office functions to war fighter needs.
Virginia officials reacted with bipartisan dismay on Monday.