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Panetta Outlines US Defense Budget Decisions

Posted January 26th, 2012 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Defense Department says the Obama administration will propose to Congress that U.S. ground forces be cut by 100,000 as part of nearly $500 billion in defense budget cuts during the next decade. U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told reporters at the Pentagon Thursday that the administration will request a 2013 defense budget of […]

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US Defense Department Expected to Unveil Budget Cuts

Posted January 25th, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Department of Defense is expected to kick off this year’s annual budget debate this week by announcing its plans for spending cuts in 2013 and through the next decade. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is expected to unveil the basic outlines of the budget request on Thursday. The White House is expected to send […]

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Pentagon Unveils New Effort Against Sexual Assault in Military

Posted January 18th, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has introduced a tough new program to reduce sexual assault in the military, saying “one sexual assault is one too many.” Wednesday at the Pentagon Panetta said the new program will include measures that let service members who file sexual abuse charges to quickly transfer to a new unit or […]

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Obama Unveils New Military Shaped by Budget Cuts

Posted January 5th, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has unveiled the outline of a new defense plan reflecting billions of dollars in budget cuts and what he described as a “moment of transition” after a decade of war. The president outlined the strategic review at the Pentagon Thursday. Joining him were Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and the chairman of […]

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Obama Unveils New Military Shaped by Budget Cuts

Posted January 5th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has unveiled a new defense plan reflecting billions of dollars in budget cuts and what he described as a “moment of transition” after a decade of war. The president outlined the strategic review at the Pentagon Thursday. Joining him were Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs […]

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Obama Unveiling New Military Shaped by Budget Cuts

Posted January 5th, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is unveiling a new defense plan Thursday reflecting billions of dollars in budget cuts and ending a decades-old strategy of being prepared to fight two wars at once. The president is outlining the strategic review at the Pentagon. Joining him are Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and the chairman of the Joint […]

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US Defense Cuts May Force Pentagon Strategy Shift

Posted January 4th, 2012 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to make a rare appearance at the Pentagon Thursday to join his defense secretary and his joint chiefs of staff in unveiling a new defense strategy in line with billions of dollars in budget cuts. The new plan is expected to end a decades-old strategy of maintaining a force […]

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US Defense Cuts May Force Pentagon Strategy Shift

Posted January 4th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is expected to announce a plan to end the Pentagon’s strategy of maintaining a force capable of fighting two wars at once. The end to a decades-old policy, expected to be unveiled Thursday in Washington, is part of a strategic review that Panetta had ordered to find ways to […]

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US to Provide Saudi Air Force with F-15SA Combat Aircraft

Posted December 29th, 2011 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says it will provide combat aircraft to the Saudi air force under a new agreement valued at $29.4 billion. In a statement Thursday, the White House said the U.S. and Saudi governments signed an agreement for the U.S. to provide advanced F-15SA combat aircraft to the Royal Saudi Air Force. It says […]

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US Defense Bill Passes in Senate

Posted December 15th, 2011 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. lawmakers have approved a $662 billion defense bill that contains a provision that President Barack Obama has opposed regarding the handling and detainment of terrorist suspects. The Senate Thursday voted 86-13 in favor of the bill, which now will go to President Obama to be signed into law. The House of Representatives passed the […]

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