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Not a Joke: Government Issues Study of a Study About Studies

Not a Joke: Government Issues Study of a Study About Studies

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Pentagon was inundated with so many studies in 2010 that it commissioned a study to determine how much it costs to produce all those studies. Now the Government’s Accounting Office (GAO) has reviewed t…

Secret Service Scandal: ‘Significant Gaps’ in Pentagon’s Handling?

Secret Service Scandal: ‘Significant Gaps’ in Pentagon’s Handling?

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — After receiving a briefing Tuesday from Department of Defense officials on their investigation into alleged misconduct by Secret Service and military personnel in Colombia, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., says there w…

Congress Brainstorms Options to Avert Defense and Poverty Cuts

Congress Brainstorms Options to Avert Defense and Poverty Cuts

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Back when Congress was trying to reach an agreement to raise the debt limit, leaders from both parties decided they’d only be able to work together with the threat of across-the-board spending cuts hanging ov…

McCain Calls Secret Service Scandal Briefing ‘Waste of Time’

McCain Calls Secret Service Scandal Briefing ‘Waste of Time’

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — After a private briefing on the status of the Pentagon investigation into the Secret Service prostitution scandal, the two top lawmakers on the Senate Armed Services committee expressed disappointment over the sl…

GAO Report: Pentagon Spends First and Ask Questions Later

GAO Report: Pentagon Spends First and Ask Questions Later

Digital Vision/Thi​nkstock(WASHINGTON) — The federal agency charged with catching U.S. government waste said in a new report that the Pentagon has squandered millions in taxpayer dollars on expensive and complex weapons systems by spending first and…

Partial Remains of Some 9/11 Victims Went to Landfill

Partial Remains of Some 9/11 Victims Went to Landfill

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A Pentagon report released Tuesday revealed for the first time that some ashes from the cremated, unidentified partial remains of victims of the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pa., had been…

Pentagon Eases Restrictions on Women Serving in the Military

Pentagon Eases Restrictions on Women Serving in the Military

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — America’s fighting women are getting closer to the front lines.The Pentagon announced rule changes Thursday regarding the roles of women in the military that must first be approved by Congress before taking…

Will US Navy Name Ship After Gabrielle Giffords?

Will US Navy Name Ship After Gabrielle Giffords?

Gabrielle Giffords with her husband Mark Kelly. ABC/Ida Mae Astute(WASHINGTON) — Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is coming to the Pentagon on Friday as Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announces the name of the Navy’s newest ship. Her visit has set off …

Pentagon Reviewing Options in Syria

Pentagon Reviewing Options in Syria

LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Aside from talking tough, the Obama administration hasn’t done much in the way of stopping the government crackdown in Syria that has cost over 6,000 lives during the past 11 months.The rest of the internat…

Pentagon to Lift Some Restrictions on Women in Combat

Pentagon to Lift Some Restrictions on Women in Combat

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Pentagon on Thursday will propose rule changes that will allow more women to formally serve in jobs closer to the front lines. Defense officials say as many as 14,000 positions could be opened up, though the restr…

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…

Pentagon Shooter Pleads Guilty

Pentagon Shooter Pleads Guilty

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — An ex-Marine who caused a terror scare at the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery last summer pled guilty Thursday to firing shots at military buildings in the Washington, D.C. area. Yonathan Melaku, then 2…

US Army Suicide Rate Falls by 9%

US Army Suicide Rate Falls by 9%

ISAF/Pfc. Cameron Boyd(WASHINGTON) — The Pentagon announced Thursday that the suicide rate among active duty soldiers and those in the National Guard and Reserve had fallen in 2011 for the first time in four years.Suicides dropped nine percent, from 3…

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 Slashing US Troop Numbers as Part of Defense Strategy

Obama Slashing US Troop Numbers as Part of Defense Strategy

Kevin Lamarque-Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama will join Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey at the Pentagon on Thursday to announce the new defense strategy going forward.
Altho…

Pentagon Dismisses Latest Iranian Threat to Stop Naval Carrier

Pentagon Dismisses Latest Iranian Threat to Stop Naval Carrier

U.S. Navy/Photographer’s Mate Airman Tina Lamb(WASHINGTON) — Iran’s latest volley in its ongoing dispute with the West won’t prevent the USS John C. Stennis from reentering the Persian Gulf, the Pentagon said Tuesday.Stung by additional economic and p…

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…

US Takes Some Blame in Deadly Pakistan Friendly Fire Incident

US Takes Some Blame in Deadly Pakistan Friendly Fire Incident

Photos [dot] com/George Doyle/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — A United States military investigation has accepted some blame for the deadliest friendly-fire incident of the Afghan war, but ultimately concluded the airstrikes that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers …

Police investigating a vehicle parked near the Pentagon & arrest a man carrying carrying suspicious items in a backpack

Police investigating a vehicle parked near the Pentagon & arrest a man carrying carrying suspicious items in a backpack

Fox News Reports: Authorities have one person in custody and have found a suspicious backpack with a label claiming it contains an explosive chemical near the Pentagon, as they scramble to investigate the unfolding situation just outside the nation’s capital. David Schlosser, spokesman with the U.S. Park Police, said during a press conference Friday that […]

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