Even as Defense Sec. Hagel’s resignation was met with claims that he was pushed out. Pentagon Press Secretary, Rear Adm. Kirby, said this is false.
Reed’s name had been floated as a potential replacement for current Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, who announced his resignation Monday.
Hagel will stay on as Defense Secretary until a successor is approved by the Senate.
The original request was $13.3 billion in March.
The Department of Defense isn’t taking federal sequestration lying down.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held captive in Afghanistan for five years, was traded for five Taliban commanders in May.
Over the past few months, news began surfacing that Air Force officers in charge of the program were cheating on competency tests and others were relieved of duty over behavioral issues.
The top military leader told the House that they are considering the possibility of sending U.S. combat troops to Iraq.
The Pentagon will deploy 1,000 less troops to West Africa.
The U.S. will host 200 representatives from 30 nations to develop military strategies to defeat the Islamic State