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Budget resolution omits Iraq training authority

Congress did not include the Iraqi Security Forces Fund in the short-term spending measure it passed last month to fund the government.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report

Monday - 10/01/2012, 06:53pm EDT

Postwar Marines: smaller, less focused on land war

Congress ponders the question: Does a nation drowning in debt really need two armies?

Tags: DoD , Marine Corps , James Amos , Joint Chiefs of Staff , Congress

Sunday - 12/04/2011, 10:06am EST

Tweets from the Top!

Twitter users can be found at the top of the U.S. Military's chain of command. Follow Air Force General Craig McKinley, chief of the National Guard Bureau at Chief-N-G-B. Navy Admiral Mike Mullen -- follow him at 'thejointstaff' - says he'll keep tweeting even as the Pentagon debates the future of social media. These military leaders see social networks as a way to dialogue with the civilians they serve.

Tags: management , Armed Forces , Twitter , military , Craig McKinley ,

Monday - 08/17/2009, 10:53am EDT

NATO is Critical

Joint Chiefs Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen says NATO is critically important Afghanistan. He says "what sometimes gets lost is there are 42 countries who are working in Afghanistan to try to get this right". Mullen adds a lot of international leaders are focused on that war "and where NATO is providing capability, NATO's got thousands of troops there as well."

Tags: technology , Pentagon , NATO , Afghanistan

Wednesday - 07/01/2009, 07:45pm EDT

Pentagon plans 9/11 remembrance

Learn more in today's DoD Report

Tags: DorobekInsider , newscast , 9/11 , Pentagon , DoD Report , suicide ,

Friday - 09/10/2010, 06:07pm EDT

McChrystal meets with his bosses

Many people are still wondering what General Stanley McChrystal was thinking. "He really in meeting with him didn't try to explain it, he just acknowledged that he had made a terrible decision," said Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. The Rolling Stone article that will leave a black mark on his career made Admiral Mike Mullen sick when he saw it. "He is a friend, an extraordinary officer. He made a severe mistake and I think the actions that were taken were appropriate."

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , Stanley McChrystal , Robert Gates , Navy , J.J. Green

Thursday - 07/01/2010, 01:23pm EDT

Gates urges passage of Arms Treaty

The U.S. is better off with a new strategic arms reduction treaty with Russia than without it. That's what Secretary of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told the Senate Armed Services Committee. Joint Chiefs Chairman Mike Mullen, also urged the committee to ratify the agreement, saying the treaty has the full support of uniformed leaders. The agreement reduces U.S. and Russian strategic nuclear forces in a way that strengthens the stability of the U.S.-Russian relationship, Gates said.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , Robert Gates , Senate , Russia , J.J. Green

Thursday - 07/01/2010, 01:15pm EDT

Military plays rare game of musical chairs

President Barack Obama announced Monday his intention to nominate Army Gen. Martin Dempsey as the next Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman. Former Deputy Secretary of Defense Rudy DeLeon talks with Federal News Radio.

Tags: Rudy deLeon , DoD , appointments , Martin Dempsey , In Depth , James Winnefeld , people , management

Friday - 05/27/2011, 03:47pm EDT
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