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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 , sequestration , Martin Dempsey , Ashton Carter , Mark Ferguson , Raymond Odierno , James Amos , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 06:02am EST
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Senate panel to vote Tuesday on Hagel nomination

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Monday - 02/11/2013, 08:20pm EST

General investigated for emails to Petraeus friend

The Pentagon said Tuesday that the top American commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen (pictured), is under investigation for alleged "inappropriate communications" with a woman who is said to have received threatening emails from Paula Broadwell, the woman with whom Petraeus had an extramarital affair.

Tags: DoD , CIA , David Petraeus , John Allen , Leon Panetta , Congress , FBI

Tuesday - 11/13/2012, 01:05am EST

Congress, sequestration, and acquisition

Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates Inc., will talk about the congressional process and how its affecting acquisition.
October 9, 2012

Tags: acquisition , contracting , procurement , Jon Etherton , Etherton and Associates , Congress , sequestration , defense authorization , acquisition policy , lame duck session , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 10/09/2012, 06:39pm EDT
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Sailors await resolution in prostitution scandal

U.S. Southern Command says the investigation surrounding the two sailors is still going on, but a lawyer for one of the sailors says it shouldn't take this long to reach a decision. Charges were read against all the other military members allegedly involved two months ago.

Tags: DoD , Navy , Secret Service , Carl Levin ,

Monday - 10/01/2012, 06:08pm EDT

McCain opens door to revenue increases to avoid sequestration

The top Republican on the Armed Services committee signaled Thursday that there's room for compromise toward a deal to avoid automatic budget cuts at the end of this year. But not everyone's sure the negative effects of sequestration can be avoided, or even that Congress would reach a deal.

Tags: Carl Levin , John McCain , Congress , budget , management , DoD , sequestration , Jared Serbu

Friday - 06/22/2012, 05:13am EDT
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