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Pentagon restricts F-22 flights, safety a concern

Facing a mysterious safety problem with the Air Force's most-prized stealth fighter, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Tuesday ordered new flight restrictions on the F-22 and summoned help from Navy and NASA experts.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , F-22 , John Kirby , hypoxia , Mark Warner , Adam Kinzinger

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 08:41am EDT

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 , sequestration , DoD budget , Martin Dempsey , Lloyd Austin , Joseph Dunford , budget , Jared Serbu

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

Panetta: Gay ban repeal has not hurt morale

Military leaders have concluded that last year's repeal of the ban on gays serving openly in uniform has not affected morale or readiness so far, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday.

Tags: DoD , Barack Obama , Martin Dempsey , Congress

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 07:07pm EDT

Military sexual assault survivors storm Capitol Hill

Ahead of the markup of the annual defense policy bill by key House committee, hundreds of survivors of military sexual assault take to the Capitol to demand change.

Tags: DoD , Service Women’s Action Network , sexual assault , Military justice , Bruce Braley , Mary Kay Hertog , Michael Wishnie , Sandra Park , Congress , House Armed Services Committee , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 11:17am EDT

US, China to cooperate more on cyber threat

Asserting that cyberattacks against the U.S. don't come only from China, the U.S. and Chinese defense ministers said they agreed Monday to work together on cyber issues to avoid miscalculations that could lead to future crises.

Tags: cybersecurity , technology , China , DoD , DHS , Cybersecurity Update

Monday - 05/07/2012, 11:40pm EDT

Panetta: Troop scandals hurt US Afghan mission

Tags: Afghanistan , DoD , Army , Marine Corps

Friday - 05/04/2012, 05:05pm EDT

New military photo scandal: Panetta apologizes

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta apologized Wednesday for gruesome, newly revealed photographs that show U.S. soldiers posing with the bloodied remains of dead insurgents in Afghanistan.

Tags: DoD , Afghanistan

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 09:22pm EDT

Panetta regrets expense of weekend trips home

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday he regrets the cost to taxpayers for his weekend trips to his California home, but says it's important "just to get your mind straight and your perspective straight."

Tags: DoD , CIA , Tommy Vietor , NSC , George Little , DoD Report

Monday - 04/16/2012, 05:56pm EDT
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