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Pentagon: Fewer Soldiers, More Drones Will Save Money

Pentagon: Fewer Soldiers, More Drones Will Save Money

TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta detailed Thursday how the Obama administration plans to achieve $487 billion in cuts over the next decade, in part by reducing the number of ships, planes and troops but continuin…

New Pentagon Strategy Calls for Leaner, But Still Dominant, Military

New Pentagon Strategy Calls for Leaner, But Still Dominant, Military

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Pentagon’s new military strategy unveiled Thursday will result in a “smaller and leaner” military force, but one that President Obama insists will maintain America’s military superiority…

Obama Unveils Plans for Scaled-Down Military

Obama Unveils Plans for Scaled-Down Military

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — After a decade of war, President Obama on Thursday outlined his contriversial strategy for a leaner, less costly military with an increased focus on emerging threats from Asia, saying, “we need to be smar…

Panetta Ready to Announce Pentagon’s Future Roles and Missions

Panetta Ready to Announce Pentagon’s Future Roles and Missions

TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Facing huge cuts in his operating budget, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will outline this week how the Pentagon will function in a new age of austerity.As much as $450 billion will be cut from the Defense Depa…

Panetta Ready to Announce Pentagon’s Future Roles and Missions

Panetta Ready to Announce Pentagon’s Future Roles and Missions

TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Facing huge cuts in his operating budget, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will outline this week how the Pentagon will function in a new age of austerity.As much as $450 billion will be cut from the Defense Depa…

Syria’s Military Withdraws from Residential Areas, Gunfire Resumes

Syria’s Military Withdraws from Residential Areas, Gunfire Resumes

Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images)(CAIRO, Egypt) — Criticism continues of the soft approach of the Arab League mission in Syria. The League Secretary-General said on Monday that Syria’s military has withdrawn from residential areas and is on the ou…

Ron Paul Questions US Military Presence Around the World

Ron Paul Questions US Military Presence Around the World

Alex Wong/Getty Images(NEWTON, Iowa) — Ron Paul returned to the campaign trail in Iowa on Wednesday, questioning why the United States needed to maintain a military presence in Australia, Germany, Japan and South Korea even as the death of the North K…

Sexual Assault Reports Rise at Military Academies

Sexual Assault Reports Rise at Military Academies

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A new report finds that reports of sexual assault at military academies shot up in the past year.The report from the U.S. Department of Defense shows there were 65 cases in the past year, up from 41 in the previous…

Soldier Shot at His Homecoming Party in California

Soldier Shot at His Homecoming Party in California

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — An Army soldier from San Bernardino, Calif., who survived a suicide bombing in Afghanistan, was shot at his homecoming party Friday night, leaving him paralyzed, authorities said.Christopher Sullivan, 22, of the…

Sen. Gillibrand Calls for Investigation of Military Hazing, Bullying

Sen. Gillibrand Calls for Investigation of Military Hazing, Bullying

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A senator is calling on the U.S. Defense Department to conduct a system-wide review of alleged hazing incidents in the military, after eight soldiers in Afghanistan were charged in connection with the death of …

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