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Panetta aims to cut billions from military budget

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says that despite proposed cuts, Pentagon will still be able to fight one major conflict at a time.

Tags: DoD , budget cuts , DoD Update , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 01/03/2012, 10:03am EST

Air Force seeks outside advice on Dover penalties

Air Force Secretary Michael Donley is asking a retired general and two experts to review the punishments in mishandling of body parts at Dover, Del., military mortuary.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , Dover Air Force Base , Michael Donley , John Dorrian

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 07:44pm EST

Expert wonders if it's time to put F-35 out of its misery

Winslow Wheeler, director of the Straus Military Reform Project at the Center for Defense Information, says that the latest holdups with the F-35 joint strike fighter program are nothing new. He suggests that it might be time for the DoD to pull the plug on the ill-fated program and seek other solutions.

Tags: Winslow Wheeler , DoD , F-35 , Federal Drive , Lockheed Martin , acquisition

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 11:30am EST
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Panetta reaps fruity reward for bin Laden takedown

During a Panetta dinner party in early November, California restaurateur Ted Balestreri made good on his bet to open a rare, $10,000 bottle of 1870 Chateau Lafite Rothschild in honor of the successful raid that killed bin Laden in Pakistan.

Tags: DoD , CIA

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 07:10pm EST

Gen. John Abizaid to head up Dover mortuary panel

Retired general spent 34 years in the Army. He will be in charge of a review to evaluate the changes made to the mortuary procedures.

Tags: John Abizaid , DoD , Dover Air Force Base , Richard Carmona , DoD Report

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 07:59am EST

Supercommittee's failure to reach deal brings range of reactions

The administration, lawmakers and others are sounding off on the failure of the supercommittee to reach a deal for cutting more than $1 trillion from the deficit. Facing automatic, across-the-board cuts half from defense and half from civilian agencies, beginning in 2013 the consensus now seems to be Congress should work to come up with an alternative deficit-reduction plan.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , budget , supercommittee , deficit reduction , TechAmerica , DoD , Barack Obama , sequestration , FMA , Patricia Niehaus , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 06:38am EST
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