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DADT repealed -- now what?

Jeremy Johnson, formerly of the Navy, discussed some of the steps the military must take now that DADT will be repealed.

Tags: DADT , military , Barack Obama , Jeremy Johnson , Navy , gay rights , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 12/21/2010, 05:40pm EST
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Terrorist strike Nairobi

A bomb exploded at a downtown bus station in Kenya's capital late yesterday as passengers boarded a bus, killing at least one person and wounding more than 39 others, Police say the person who was killed was carrying a piece of luggage that contained the bomb. Most of the wounded were Ugandans traveling home for Christmas, Al-Shabab, Somalia's most dangerous militant group, has threatened to carry out more attacks on Uganda and Burundi, the two nations that contribute troops to the 8,000-strong African Union force in Mogadishu.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , pentagon , J.J. Green , Defense

Tuesday - 12/21/2010, 01:02pm EST

Flournoy, Cartwright on Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Korea

Pentagon leaders say relationship with Pakistan is central to U.S. efforts in Afghanistan.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Michelle Flournoy , James Cartwright , management , Afghanistan , Pakistan

Monday - 12/20/2010, 06:18pm EST

Congress approves defense budget

Congress has authorized the Pentagon to spend nearly $160 billion on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with no major restrictions on the conduct of operations. This year's approved legislation includes $725 billion in defense programs, including $158.7 billion for overseas combat. Among its numerous provisions is a 1.4 percent pay raise for troops and a guarantee that children of service members can stay covered under the military's TRICARE health care program until they are 26 years of age.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , pentagon , J.J. Green , Defense , Air Force

Monday - 12/20/2010, 12:50pm EST

Agreement signed to clean up Ft. Detrick

A Federal Facilities Agreement has been signed to clean up the contamination at Ft. Detrick.

Tags: EPA , Fort Detrick , Superfund , Benjamin Cardin , Jolie Lee

Friday - 12/17/2010, 05:28pm EST

Cyber reform axed from defense spending bill

Gov Info Security reports that measures to create an Office of Cyber were eliminated from the defense spending bill.

Tags: cyberersecurity update , technology , Dorobek Insider , Gov Info Security , White House , Congress , Defense Authorization Bill ,

Friday - 12/17/2010, 03:01pm EST

Sexual assaults increase at service academies

Sexual assault reports at the three U.S. military academies rose 64 percent in the 2009-10 academic year, but many more victims probably didn't come forward, the Defense Department said Wednesday.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , newsstand , sexual assaults , military academies

Friday - 12/17/2010, 09:40am EST

What needs to be done in Afghanistan?

The Afghanistan and Pakistan Annual Review reaffirms the strategy's "core goal" to disrupt, dismantle, and eventually defeat al-Qaida in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region and prevent its return to either country. We get details from DoD's David Sedney.

Tags: Federal Drive , pentagon , Afghanistan , Afghanistan and Pakistan Annual Review , David Sedney

Friday - 12/17/2010, 09:08am EST
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Army Modernization Review meeting set

Senior Army leaders and Pentagon acquisition chief Ashton Carter have scheduled an Army Modernization Review meeting for December 22nd.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Army , Army Modernization Review , FCS , contracting

Friday - 12/17/2010, 08:40am EST
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