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Pacific military talks take place

The Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, hosted his counterparts from the Republic of Korea and Japan on Tuesday in Hawaii to exchange views on regional security issues. They discussed the evolving security environment, in particular the enduring North Korea nuclear and missile threat, as well as ways to promote peace and stability in the region.

Tags: Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green , Korea , Japan , North Korea , nuclear threat , missile

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 12:04pm EDT

Military chiefs, lawmakers debate budget cuts

Congress is debating the proposed $496 billion defense budget this week, and military pay is one of many sensitive issues within that bill.

Tags: DoD , budget , pay and benefits , Congress ,

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 01:59pm EDT

Even defense hawks are pessimistic about DoD 2015 request for extra funds

The Obama administration says the Defense Department needs an additional $26 billion in excess of next year's Defense spending caps in order to carry out DoD's mission. But even the staunchest defenders of the Pentagon budget on Capitol Hill acknowledge that the extra funding is unlikely to materialize.

Tags: DoD , Congress , budget , Chuck Hagel , Buck McKeon , House Armed Services Committee , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/07/2014, 03:52am EST
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Pentagon, Senate lawmakers already at odds over 2015 budget cuts

DoD's cost savings proposals for 2015 and beyond include something for every lawmaker to hate. The process of selling the budget on Capitol Hill officially kicked off Wednesday, and the reception was not exceptionally warm.

Tags: DoD , budget , Congress , pay and benefits , Robert Hale , Chuck Hagel , Senate Armed Services Committee , workforce , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 03/06/2014, 04:12am EST
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Hagel shakes up Pentagon's organizational chart, hopes for $1B in savings

The Defense secretary issues specific directions to implement a 20 percent cutback in the size of his own sprawling support staff, including the elimination and consolidation of several senior positions. Gen. Martin Dempsey will deliver plans to cut the joint staff by 20 percent in the coming weeks, and all military organizations commanded by three or four star generals will do the same.

Tags: pentagon , DoD , Chuck Hagel , budget , reorganization , workforce , management , deputy chief management officer , chief information officer , Sharon Burke , Jared Serbu ,

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 03:30pm EST
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