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Panetta allows general to retire as 3-star

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has permitted a three-star Army general accused of bullying subordinates to retire without a demotion in rank, the Pentagon said Wednesday.

Tags: Nate Christensen , DoD , Missile Defense Agency , Patrick O

Wednesday - 01/02/2013, 07:51pm EST

Panetta: Complete background checks by Jan. 21

Tags: DoD , Army , Fort Myer , John McHugh , daycare

Friday - 12/21/2012, 03:39pm 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 , John McCain , Diane Feinstein , DoD

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

Pentagon front-runner has strong Obama ties

Chuck Hagel emerged last week as the front-runner for the Pentagon's top job, four years after leaving behind a Senate career in which he carved out a reputation as an independent thinker and blunt speaker.

Tags: DoD , Chuck Hagel , Barack Obama ,

Monday - 12/17/2012, 08:46am EST

Obama praises special ops forces after rescue

A member of a U.S. special operations team was killed during a weekend rescue mission in Afghanistan that freed an American doctor abducted by the Taliban outside of Kabul five days ago.

Tags: DoD , special operations , Afghanistan , Barack Obama ,

Sunday - 12/09/2012, 06:49pm EST

Panetta, Shinseki order swifter progress toward joint health records

The heads of DoD and VA met on Thursday, and decided they wanted to a plan to speed up the delivery of an integrated health record system, currently scheduled for implementation in 2017.

Tags: technology , VA , DoD , Eric Shinseki , electronic health record , information sharing , Health IT , veterans benefits , VBMS , Jared Serbu

Friday - 12/07/2012, 06:10am EST

Obama defense pick could come sooner than expected

President Barack Obama could name his next defense secretary in December, far sooner than expected and perhaps in a high-powered package announcement with his choice for secretary of state.

Tags: Barack Obama , State Department , DoD , Chuck Hagel

Friday - 11/30/2012, 05:25pm EST

Panetta says war on al-Qaida taking new direction

America's war on al-Qaida is taking a new direction, moving beyond declared combat zones like Afghanistan while countering the terrorist network's search for new sanctuaries, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Tuesday.

Tags: DoD , al-Qaida , Afghanistan , terrorist

Tuesday - 11/20/2012, 07:25pm EST
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