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Pentagon Solutions: DoD strategy, Air-Sea Battle and sequestration

Michael O'Hanlon, a senior fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution, discussed the Obama administration's revised defense strategy, which indicated a shift toward the Asia Pacific region and the Air-Sea Battle concept of overseas military operations.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Brookings Institution , sequestration , Air-Sea Battle , DoD strategy

Wednesday - 09/05/2012, 06:50pm EDT
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Army under secretary: With or without sequestration, DoD will shrink

Army Under Secretary Joseph Westphal said if the automatic spending cuts known as sequestration go into effect, the impact to the Defense Department will be "devastating." At the same time, the DoD still must plan for cuts as tight budget continue and combat operations shrink.

Tags: Joseph Westphal , Army , DoD , budget , PTSD , sequestration , Congress , In Depth , BRAC

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 08:26pm EDT
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Retiring Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Schwartz talks F22 safety during final press conference

Outgoing Air Force Chief of Staff General Norton Schwartz, who retires in August, spoke to reporters during his last press conference at the Pentagon about the challenges facing the branch amid tensions with Congress and new geo-politics that pose security threats.

Tags: In Depth , Pentagon , Air Force , Norton Schwartz , Fighter Jets , F-22

Wednesday - 08/01/2012, 06:21pm EDT

Defense company executives warn of layoffs if cuts go through

A slate of defense industry executives lined up to testify before the House Armed Services Committee Wednesday, telling lawmakers that the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration would be devastating to their businesses and could lead to mass layoffs. The lack of action by Congress, so far, to avert the cuts has led to a "fog of uncertainty" even now, five months away from when sequestration would take effect, the CEO of Lockheed Martin testified.

Tags: budget , industry , DoD , defense industry , In Depth , Robert Stevens , Lockheed Martin , Pratt & Whitney , David Hess , EADS North America , Della Williams , Williams-Pyro , Sean O

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 10:06pm EDT
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Author of 'The Admirals' discusses how the war at sea was won

Author and historian Walter Borneman joined Pentagon Solution to discuss his book, "The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King--The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea."

Tags: DoD , Navy , In Depth , Francis Rose , The Admirals , Walter Borneman

Thursday - 07/05/2012, 04:58pm EDT
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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 , In Depth , Francis Rose , Martin Dempsey , 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 , Leon Panetta , budget , sequestration , Martin Dempsey , Joint Chiefs of Staff

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

Lt. Gen. George Flynn on Joint Force Development

Lt. Gen. George J. Flyn, the Joint Staff's director of Joint Force Development, delivered the keynote address at the Center for Strategic and International Studies' conference "Challenges to Access and the U.S. Response: The Joint Operational Access Concept."

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , DoD , Joint Staff , George J. Flynn , CSIS

Wednesday - 05/23/2012, 09:01pm EDT
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Senate committee mulls F-35

The Senate Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Airland, which oversees issues related to the Army, Air Force and, Navy and Marine Corps tactical aviation programs, heard testimony this week on the F-35 Lightning II program.

Tags: Congress , Senate , Senate Armed Services Committee , David Venlet , Janet Wolfenbarger , Walter Skiller , F-35 Lighting II , Francis Rose , In Depth ,

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 07:33pm EDT

Dempsey: DoD mission relies on partnerships

The Pentagon's new strategy shifts the focus of the military's attention, and calls for more partnerships with countries around the world.

Tags: DoD , Francis Rose , In Depth , Martin Dempsey , Joint Chiefs of Staff

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 06:30pm EDT
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