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Hagel's Deputy Stepping Down

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says its second-ranking official is stepping down but has not said why. In a written statement Thursda...

Pentagon: Looming Cuts 'Particularly Tragic'

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Pending automatic spending cuts have put the U.S. armed forces on a path to being so unprepared for combat that it would be "immora...

Top Pentagon Official To Resign

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In a further shake-up of U.S. defense leaders, the Pentagon's second-ranking official said Thursday he intends to resign but has ag...

Obama Picks Defense Lobbyist For Pentagon #2

AP | RITA BEAMISH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Barack Obama, trying to enforce strict rules on special-interest influence in his administration, butted up against what some said was...