Pentagon – U.S. Dept. of Defense

Cuts Will Have ‘Far-reaching Effects’ Says U.S. Defense Secretary

March 2, 2013, 6:00 am

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned Friday that uncertainty surrounding sequestration was impacting U.S. defense capabilities, and if allowed to take its course would [...]

Lockheed Martin Gets Contract Just Before Sequester

March 1, 2013, 2:52 pm

Lockheed Martin Corp., a major U.S weapons contractor was awarded a $333.7 million contract just moments before the sequester was set to take effect.

Concerns Around Hagel and Brennan Clouded by Politics

February 20, 2013, 6:00 am

President Barack Obama’s nominations of Chuck Hagel and John Brennan as U.S. defense secretary and CIA director, respectively, have been unusually delayed in the Senate.

Chuck Hagel Nominated Defense Secretary; John Brennan to Head CIA

January 7, 2013, 10:53 pm

President Obama nominated former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) as secretary of defense and John Brennan, counter terrorism specialist, as director of the CIA on Monday, Jan. 7.

Books In The News

September 5, 2012, 4:10 pm

The U.S. Pentagon is reviewing the contents of the soon-to-be-released memoir by a Navy SEAL of the raid, which led to the death of Osama bin Laden, the AP reports.

Special Ops Define the Future, Says Panetta

January 27, 2012, 12:44 am

The Pentagon will reduce the Army and Marine Corps, retire some programs, and delay others, but increase special operation forces as part of its 2013 defense budget request.

Defense Department to Outline Spending Cuts

January 3, 2012, 3:57 pm

Department of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will unveil a plan to cut hundreds of billions of dollars from his agency’s budget.

Libya Military Action Costs US $550 Million: Pentagon

March 30, 2011, 12:23 am

The estimated cost thus far for the U.S. operations in Libya is around $550 million, a Pentagon official said, according to media reports on Tuesday.

One-Sided War of Words Erupts Over U.S.-China Military Posture

August 24, 2010, 3:33 am

The US has sought in a recent Pentagon report and other public statements to be conciliatory toward China.

U.S. Eyes ‘Surge’ of Over 20,000 for Afghanistan

November 22, 2008, 1:59 am

The Pentagon is considering a plan to send more than 20,000 troops to Afghanistan over the next 12 to 18 months.

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