| Mar 7, 2014
| 2:05 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Friday estimated as many as 20,000 Russian troops may be in Crimea but acknowledged its information was imperfect, as U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel praised the restraint of Ukrainian forces.
| Mar 6, 2014
| 4:11 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned on Thursday that "tough, tough choices are coming" if the Pentagon implements deep future spending cuts required by law, including whether to slash the Army to 420,000 soldiers and decommission...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 5:37 PM
By Andrea Shalal
WASHINGTON, March 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy plans to add
22 Boeing electronic attack jets to a list of "unfunded"
priorities requested by Congress, but the document must still be
vetted by senior Pentagon officials, who have...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 4:50 PM
WASHINGTON In a flexing of U.S. military muscle, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday dispatched six F-15 aircraft to patrol the skies over Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania as the Ukraine crisis entered its fifth day.
The move more than doubles...
| Mar 4, 2014
As the United States gears up for another round of nuclear negotiations with the Iranian regime, a rare opportunity has been provided to teach the Islamic Republic a lesson regarding its horrific human rights record. Tehran was obviously forced into a...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 3:46 AM
General Dynamics based in Northern Virginia gave notice that 88 workers could be laid off by April 26, according to Virginia Workforce Network's online list of layoff or closure notices required by federal labor law.
The employees work full-time in...
| Feb 26, 2014
The headlines on the Pentagon budget unveiled by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel this week were all about austerity: the smallest U.S. Army since 1940; fewer aircraft, ships and armored vehicles; even some modest belt-tightening on future military pay and...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 8:10 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel
will propose on Monday a reduction in the size of the U.S. Army
to its smallest size since before World War Two and scrapping a
class of Air Force attack jets, the New York Times reported on...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 7:37 AM
In brief remarks -- barely over 1,000 words -- President George Washington delivered a special report to his “fellow-citizens” of Congress in New York City on Jan. 8, 1790. Despite its brevity, the speech laid the groundwork for the...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 8:11 PM
WASHINGTON — Navy cryptologist Michael S. Rogers is President Obama's top choice to take over the embattled National Security Agency — which conducts electronic surveillance operations worldwide — and the Pentagon's cyber warfare...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 6:09 PM
WASHINGTON — He was selling vegetables in Yemen at age 16 when he first embraced jihad, rising quickly in Al Qaeda and eventually being tapped for a Sept. 11, 2001, suicide operation in Asia that was scrapped in favor of the airplane attacks in...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:28 PM
WASHINGTON — The U.S. commander in Afghanistan is planning to go to the White House on Monday to argue for keeping about 10,000 troops in the country after this year, a subject that has exposed a fissure between some of President Obama's top...