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13 defense executives bemoan uncertainty of cuts

Defense industry executives criticize the impending sequestration, which they say would lead to the loss of more than 1 million defense-related jobs.

Tags: Joe Lieberman , DoD , sequestration , industry , Northrop Grumman , Boeing , Congress , Senate

Tuesday - 09/11/2012, 09:02am EDT

Senate's defense bill cuts civilian workforce, caps contractor salaries

The Senate approved a $631 billion annual defense policy Tuesday that would require the Defense Department to reduce its civilian workforce by 5 percent over the next five years and impose a strict cap on government-funded contractor salaries. With the White House threatening to veto the Senate version its current form, the bill now heads to a House-Senate conference committee where differences between the two chambers' bill will be hammered out.

Tags: DoD , 2013 NDAA , Senate , Congress , civilian workforce , contractor pay cap , Joe Manchin , Carl Levin , Ben Cardin , Claire McCaskill

Wednesday - 12/05/2012, 05:37pm EST

McCain rejects torture scene in 'Zero Dark Thirty'

The movie "Zero Dark Thirty" suggests the CIA's harsh interrogation techniques led the U.S. to Osama bin Laden. Sen. John McCain watched the movie Monday night and says it left him sick - because it's wrong.

Tags: Osama bin Laden , Diane Feinstein , Leon Panetta , DoD

Wednesday - 12/19/2012, 09:44am EST
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