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Trump intel briefings skip: Bad move?

Former CIA director Leon Panetta said on Wednesday that President-elect Donald Trump risked being blamed after any potential attack on the United States if...

The Pentagon can’t, and won’t, meet audit deadlines

The Pentagon has spent billions of dollars on efforts to make itself audit-ready in time for not one, but two deadlines - one in...

In divided vote, Senate panel approves Hagel for Defense Secretary

A bitterly divided Senate panel has voted to approve the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be the nation's defense secretary. The Armed Services Committee voted...

Panetta bids farewell, gets salute from Obama

Calling it "the honor of my life," Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said farewell to the U.S. military Friday, capping a venerated public service career...

Panetta: America could become ‘second rate’ power

The United States is at risk of becoming a second-rate power if automatic budget cuts go into effect, plunging the U.S. armed forces into...

Pentagon admits backing plan to arm Syrian rebels

Pentagon leaders told Congress on Thursday that they had supported a recommendation to arm Syrian rebels promoted by the State Department and CIA but...

Republicans come up with plans to cut the budget

A group of GOP lawmakers from House and Senate on Wednesday offered a plan to cut the federal workforce and use the savings to...

New Pentagon challenge: Where to put women in battle

The Pentagon's decision to lift the ban on women serving in combat presents a daunting challenge to top military leaders who now will have...

Panetta, angry over leaks, orders Pentagon to monitor media

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta ordered senior Pentagon officials on Thursday to begin monitoring major U.S. news media for disclosures of classified information in an...

U.S. military mission in Iraq declared over

Eight years after the President George W. Bush stood on an aircraft carrier deck, amid much hoopla and fanfare, under a banner declaring "Mission...