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Sequestration's second year worse than its first, military chiefs warn

The heads of DoD's military services say they were able to somewhat blunt sequestration's impact during its first year by using several one-time tactics. But they say the consequences of sudden reductions will get worse in 2014 and beyond.

Tags: DoD , Congress , sequestration , Jonathan Greenert , Raymond Odierno , Mark Welsh , Jared Serbu

Friday - 11/08/2013, 03:57am EST
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DoD plans for new year under sequestration

We listen to highlights from a House Armed Services Committee hearing: "Planning for Sequestration in Fiscal Year 2014 and Perspectives of the Military Services on the Strategic Choices and Management Review."

Tags: DoD , Pentagon Solutions , Jonathan Greenert , Ray Odierno , Mark Welsh , In Depth

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 07:32pm EDT
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Hagel, Dempsey discuss Washington Navy Yard shooting

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Gen. Martin Dempsey discuss the Navy Yard shooting. Hagel says he's employing a broad communication strategy and conducting multiple security reviews.

Tags: Pentagon Solutions , DoD , In Depth , Chuck Hagel , Martin Dempsey , Jonathan Greenert , Ray Odierno , Mark Welsh , House Armed Services Committee

Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 08:30pm EDT
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Joint Chiefs welcome House fiscal 2013 budget proposal

The lower chamber's bill would significantly soften the blow against DoD and potentially eliminate current plans such as civilian furloughs because of the automatic budget cuts. The remainder of the government would remain under both sequestration and a full-year continuing resolution.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , Congress , continuing resolution , Ray Odierno , Jonathan Greenert , Mark Welsh , Jared Serbu , House Appropriations Committee , House , Veterans Affairs

Wednesday - 03/06/2013, 06:36am EST
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Sequestration treadmill picking up steam across DoD

The automatic budget cuts set to occur under sequestration will go into effect as a matter of law on Friday. But their full impact won't be felt until late this spring, long after lawmakers encounter the next budget showdown.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , OMB , budget , Karen Dyson , Curt Rauhut , Mark Welsh , Jared Serbu , House Appropriations Committee , Air Force , Marine Corps , Army , service contracts

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 07:27am EST
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Military issues dire warnings of readiness crisis, decries political gridlock

Among the warnings the military's top uniformed officers delivered to the Senate Tuesday: Half of Marine Corps units will fall below readiness standards by the end of the year, the Army will have to curtail training for 80 percent of its ground forces and shipyards are already becoming short-staffed because of DoD's hiring freeze.

Tags: Congress , DoD , workforce , readiness , Senate Armed Services Committee , sequestration , Martin Dempsey , Ashton Carter , Mark Ferguson , Raymond Odierno , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 06:02am EST
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Marines testing women in combat jobs

Female Marine officers will attend the grueling infantry officer school at the Marine Corps' Quantico, Va., base as part of an experiment to gauge whether women can handle the course's extreme physical and mental challenges.

Tags: DoD , Marine Corps , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 08/28/2012, 06:36pm EDT

Postwar Marines: smaller, less focused on land war

Congress ponders the question: Does a nation drowning in debt really need two armies?

Tags: DoD , Marine Corps , Mike Mullen , Joint Chiefs of Staff , Congress

Sunday - 12/04/2011, 10:06am EST
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