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Hagel: Accountability breakdown was leading factor in sexual assaults

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said he's taken several steps to improve the military's response to and prevention of sexual assaults, but that the problem can't be solved by policy directives alone. On the matter of sexual assaults, he said he believes the military's chain of command has suffered an accountability breakdown.

Tags: sexual assault , Uniform Code of Military Justice , Chuck Hagel , Mark Welsh , Jared Serbu , management , workforce

Monday - 05/20/2013, 05:26am EDT
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Joint Chiefs chair cites military sex abuse crisis

Tags: DoD , sexual assaults ,

Thursday - 05/16/2013, 01:00pm EDT

US, Japan military chiefs vow defense cooperation

The military chiefs of Japan and the United States on Friday reaffirmed their commitment to cooperate closely on defense measures in order to deal with threats of missile and nuclear tests from North Korea.

Tags: DoD , Japan , North Korea

Friday - 04/26/2013, 09:27am EDT

Hagel: Job not to cut heart out of Pentagon

Tags: Chuck Hagel , DoD , budget , Congress

Friday - 04/12/2013, 09:02am EDT

DoD releases more details on revised furlough timeline

Furlough notices will now be sent to employees in early May. Actual furloughs will begin in mid-to-late June, placing most Defense civilians on unpaid leave roughly one day per week for the final seven pay periods of the fiscal year.

Tags: DoD , Congress , sequestration , workforce , Chuck Hagel , Robert Hale , Jared Serbu , furloughs

Friday - 03/29/2013, 05:22am EDT
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Pentagon Solutions: CJCS reflects on challenges in Gulf

With the 10th anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq this week, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey reflected on the war as well as current and future challenges in the Gulf region in a Center for Strategic and International Studies event.

Tags: In Depth , Pentagon Solutions , Francis Rose ,

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 07:08pm EDT

Pentagon orders planning for civilian furloughs, other cutbacks

Defense Deputy Secretary Ashton Carter told DoD components Thursday to draw up plans for full-year continuing resolution, plus sequestration. The approach to deal with across-the-board cuts would be to freeze civilian hiring, cut training, travel and conferences and reduce business technology expenditures.

Tags: DoD , Congress , DoD budget , sequestration , Ashton Carter , workforce , furloughs , AFGE , Jacqueline Simon , Jared Serbu , Leon Panetta

Friday - 01/11/2013, 05:42am EST
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Pentagon issues dire warning to Congress about budget cuts

The nation's top military leaders warned Congress in unusually stark terms that its failure to pass a 2013 defense budget - coupled with the threat of automatic budget cuts - has pushed the Pentagon to the brink of a crisis.

Tags: DoD , budget , sequestration , Joint Chiefs of Staff

Wednesday - 01/16/2013, 06:53pm EST

Military issues dire warnings of readiness crisis, decries political gridlock

Among the warnings the military's top uniformed officers delivered to the Senate Tuesday: Half of Marine Corps units will fall below readiness standards by the end of the year, the Army will have to curtail training for 80 percent of its ground forces and shipyards are already becoming short-staffed because of DoD's hiring freeze.

Tags: Congress , DoD , workforce , readiness , Senate Armed Services Committee , sequestration , Ashton Carter , Mark Ferguson , Raymond Odierno , James Amos , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 06:02am EST
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