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Pentagon would avoid direct layoffs of civilians under sequestration

Robert Hale, the military's CFO, said reductions in force would cost more money than the Defense Department would save. But hiring a freeze and involuntary unpaid furloughs would be likely for civilians.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , Robert Hale , workforce , civilian workforce , Lindsey Graham , Jared Serbu , Robert Andrews , House Armed Services Committee , budget

Friday - 09/21/2012, 07:25am EDT
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Senate OKs Obama's choice for Afghan commander

The Senate approved Gen. Joseph Dunford, the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, to be the top commander in Afghanistan.

Tags: Barack Obama , Senate , DoD , Marine Corps , Afghanistan , John Allen , Congress

Monday - 12/03/2012, 07:09pm EST

Panetta to Congress: Don't mess with my budget

Hours after a key House committee voted to give the Pentagon more money than it asked for in next year's budget, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said thanks, but no thanks. Panetta warned passing a $3 billion increase would set a showdown with the Senate and force sequestration to happen.

Tags: Congress , House Armed Services Committee , Buck McKeon , Leon Panetta , sequestration , DoD budget , Martin Dempsey , Lloyd Austin , budget , Jared Serbu

Friday - 05/11/2012, 05:20am EDT
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