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Military delegation visits London Paralympic Games

Army General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, toured the venue and visited with athletes. Dempsey was accompanied by Kareem Dale, special assistant to President Barack Obama for disability policy.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , paralympics , Federal Drive , Lisa Jackson

Thursday - 08/30/2012, 08:22am EDT

US: Missile defense for NKorea threat, not China

The United States is in discussions with close ally Japan about expanding a missile defense system in Asia, the top U.S. general said Thursday.

Tags: DoD , North Korea , China , State Department , Federal Drive

Thursday - 08/23/2012, 10:24pm EDT

Rising Afghan insider attacks imperil US strategy

In just the past 10 days, Afghan forces have attacked their coalition partners seven times, killing nine Americans.

Tags: President Barack Obama , DoD , Afghanistan , Leon Panetta , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Monday - 08/20/2012, 07:09pm EDT

Sequestration worries uniformed leaders, Congress

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, in a visit to the Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, discussed the challenges facing the Defense Department. Also, Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) discussed the challenges of sequestration in a keynote address at a Brookings Institution event.

Tags: DoD , Pentagon Solutions , In Depth , Francis Rose , Kelly Ayotte , sequestration , budget

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 07:17pm EDT
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Pentagon Solutions: Panetta warns of 'disaster' from defense cuts

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta pleaded with Congress last Wednesday to avoid the disaster of automatic defense cuts even as he criticized lawmakers' affection for protecting aging ships and aircraft. Ramping up the pressure, Panetta and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, painted a bleak picture of the military and its power if the across-the-board reductions, known as "sequestration," go into effect beginning Jan. 2.

Tags: DoD , In Depth , Pentagon Solutions , Leon Panetta , budget , sequestration , Joint Chiefs of Staff

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 04:55pm EDT

Military reexamines professional development after 10 years of war

DoD is examining how to keep servicemembers' "fires lit" once the military services transition to a mostly peacetime status. Gen. Martin Dempsey said some units will be aligned with a particular region of the world. DoD also will take advantage of advancements in technology to help with training.

Tags: DoD budget , management , personnel , Army , Government Executive , Jared Serbu , workforce , training , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 05:11am EDT
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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 , Leon Panetta , sequestration , DoD budget , Lloyd Austin , Joseph Dunford , budget , Jared Serbu

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