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Russian sanction could be "catastrophic"

A day after the U.S. hit several Russian arms companies with sanctions over the Ukraine conflict, a top U.S. general is warning that congressional efforts to cut off dealings with Moscow's main weapons exporter could be "catastrophic" for U.S. forces. Marine General Joseph Dunford, commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, said 88 Russian helicopters the Pentagon is buying for Afghan security forces were critical for protecting U.S.troops that remain in the country after the end of this year.

Tags: Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green , sanctions , Russia , Afghanistan

Friday - 07/18/2014, 08:40am EDT

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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