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Military budget cuts limit options like Syria attack

Military budget cuts limit options like Syria attack

American warships lie in wait across the eastern Mediterranean Sea ready to strike Syria if ordered, and Pentagon officials insist they’ll find the money to fund the operation if needed.…

Somber tributes to memories of 9/11 attacks

Somber tributes to memories of 9/11 attacks

Sept. 11 victims’ loved ones were gathering at ground zero early Wednesday to commemorate the attacks’ 12th anniversary with the reading of names, moments of silence and serene music that…

Hagel tries to tone down Obama effect on military sexual assault

Hagel tries to tone down Obama effect on military sexual assault

In a highly unusual move to blunt the legal impact of the president’s comments on military sexual assaults, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is ordering his top leaders to be sure…

Pentagon set to extend benefits to same-sex couples

The Pentagon on Wednesday announced its plan to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of uniformed military personnel and civilian employees, in response to the Supreme Court ruling in June forcing…

Air Force screwup on nukes

Air Force screwup on nukes

Another embarrassing stumble by the U.S. nuclear missile force, this time a safety and security inspection failure, is raising questions about the Air Force’s management of arguably the military’s most…

Pentagon revising same sex benefits

Pentagon revising same sex benefits

The Pentagon is poised to extend health care, housing and other benefits to the same-sex spouses of military members by the end of August, but may reverse earlier plans to…

Pentagon cuts unpaid leave

Pentagon cuts unpaid leave

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced on Tuesday he was slashing the amount of unpaid leave that 650,000 civilian employees were ordered take this year to six days from 11 in…

Budget cuts hurt defense

Budget cuts hurt defense

Pentagon officials insist they are not crying wolf when they say proposed budget cuts could severely harm the military. In a detailed and stark warning, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said…

Harsh Pentagon budget cuts

Harsh Pentagon budget cuts

A second, deeper round of automatic federal budget cuts is on its way, and it’s going to hit the Pentagon hard. Already reeling from a $34 billion budget blow this…

Pentagon payroll budget snafus left an injured soldier, others broke

Pentagon payroll budget snafus left an injured soldier, others broke

As Christmas 2011 approached, U.S. Army medic Shawn Aiken was once again locked in desperate battle with a formidable foe. Not insurgents in Iraq, or Taliban fighters in Afghanistan –…