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Hagel: Pentagon staff cuts will save $1 billion

Hagel: Pentagon staff cuts will save $1 billion

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says cutting his Pentagon staff by 20 percent will save at least $1 billion over five years. At a Pentagon news conference Wednesday, Hagel laid out…

An epic tale of Pentagon waste, doctored books

An epic tale of Pentagon waste, doctored books

Linda Woodford spent the last 15 years of her career inserting phony numbers in the U.S. Department of Defense‚Äôs accounts. Every month until she retired in 2011, she says, the…

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…

Some 650,000 Petagon workers face a day without pay

A day without pay, the first of 11 through September, comes next week for more than 650,000 people who hold civilian jobs with the Defense Department. Officials worry that the…

The Army: Be all that you can’t know

The Army: Be all that you can’t know

Nearly one-fourth of the students who try to join the U.S. Army fail its entrance exam, painting a grim picture of an education system that produces graduates who can’t answer…

Pentagon wants leaked documents back

Pentagon wants leaked documents back

The Pentagon demanded Thursday that a website that solicits leaked government secrets cancel any plan to publish more classified military documents and pull back tens of thousands of secret Afghan…

Pentagon is going broke

Pentagon is going broke

The Pentagon said on Wednesday it may be forced to take extreme measures — like not paying salaries — if the Democratic-led Congress fails to pass a $37 billion defense…

Gates to military: Curb runaway spending

Gates to military: Curb runaway spending

Defense Secretary Robert Gates told the U.S. military on Saturday it must rein in spending that he called out of sync with today’s tough economic times, and said budget woes…

Iraq U.S. war deaths stand at 4,397

Iraq U.S. war deaths stand at 4,397

As of Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at least 4,397 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated…

White House lied about oil spill response

White House lied about oil spill response

To hear Obama administration officials tell it, they’ve been fully engaged on the Gulf Coast oil spill since Day One, bringing every resource to bear and able to ensure without…