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Pentagon Budget Cuts

Ayotte Warns Of Budget Cuts' Impact On Survivor Benefits

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A pension cut for military retirees in last month's budget agreement that riled veterans groups and several lawmakers extends to s...

Budget Cuts Set To Hit Pentagon Hard

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR and DONNA CASSATA | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned Wednesday that the Pentagon may have to mothball up to three Navy aircraft carriers and order ...

President Obama Must Prepare for the Sequester Squeeze Play

Charles Knight | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
Charles Knight

The Republican's main objective is to use the pain of sequester to force Democrats into accepting reductions in social and health security accounts. To achieve this end they are willing to let the Pentagon take a temporary hit and they are confident it will be temporary.

David Wood

Military Personnel Worry That Budget Cuts Will Put Benefits At Risk | David Wood | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For more than a decade, Congress and the Pentagon have spent money on the nation's 1.3 million active-duty troops and their families. Sa...

Deadline Looms: Congress Needs to Get Serious, Cut the Pentagon Budget

Robert Greenwald | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

We must demand our elected representatives respond to our will, or else what are they in Washington for but to simply pad their pockets and those that keep them in power through lucrative political donations?

One Of Washington's Most Powerful Groups No Longer Safe

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics

* Budget knife cuts industry clout * Has spent billions to cultivate Congress By Andrea Shalal-Esa and Marcus Stern ...

It's a Great Day to Act to Cut the Pentagon Budget

Robert Naiman | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Until now, the Democratic leadership has been mostly quiet about the need for military cuts. What they're afraid of is all the money the military contractors have to throw around on lobbying and political ads.

Throwing Money at the Pentagon

William Hartung | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
William Hartung

When it comes to the American military, the leading Republican presidential candidates evidently only learned to add and multiply, never subtract or divide.

Surprising Revelations Over Cost Of Drone War

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics

In the 11 years of America's post-9/11 wars, drones have emerged as a seemingly perfect weapon for fighting elusive enemies. Able to stay aloft for a ...

The Pentagon's First Bake Sale

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2012 | Comedy
Chris Weigant

Since the politicians quite obviously won't patriotically support the healthy growth of our military-industrial complex any more, we are going to have to make up the difference ourselves.

David Wood

Pentagon Struggles For A Coherent Global Strategy | David Wood | Posted 11.18.2011 | World

\WASHINGTON -- Two Americans were killed in combat in Afghanistan this week while President Obama was in Asia to proclaim a new U.S. strategic focus o...

Defense Industry Comes Out Swinging: Don't Cut Us!

AOL Defense | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

Today, the Aerospace Industries Association unveiled its new effort, Second to None, designed to convince lawmakers and voters that cutting funding to...

GOP Senator Threatens To Quit Super Committee

AP | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The No. 2 Republican in the Senate says he would quit the special deficit-reduction supercommittee if there is an effort to cut more fro...

Pentagon Chief Warns Against 'Dangerous' Budget Cuts

Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics

By PAULINE JELINEK, Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Silent for days amid the Capitol Hill debt standoff, the Pentagon has finally thrown down a mark...

Defense Secretary: Military Spending To Enter Steep Decline

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In a parting shot by one of the nation's longest-serving Pentagon chiefs, Robert Gates on Tuesday warned that shrinking defense bud...

House Panel Begins Work On Defense Budget

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A House panel voted Wednesday to delay President Barack Obama's new policy allowing gays to serve openly in the military despite De...

Amanda Terkel

Member Of John Boehner's 'Kitchen Cabinet' Of Economists Supports Afghan Withdrawal | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Congress looks at all sorts of discretionary non-defense projects to cut to reduce the deficit, a core member of House Speaker John B...

Gates Starts Outlining Proposed Defense Cuts

Washington Post | Dana Hedgpeth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates on Tuesday started laying out some details of his plans to save $100 billion over the next five years as he tries to...

Defense Secretary Targets Contractor Funding In Proposed Military Budget Cuts: 'There Are No Sacred Cows'

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday that tough economic times require that he shutter a major command that employs some 5,00...

Dan Froomkin

Memo To Deficit Hawks: Here's $1 Trillion To Cut -- From The Pentagon | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When you think about ways to tame the nation's long-term deficit, what's the first thing that comes to mind? Slashing benefits for the old and sick? O...