Aaron Alexis, the accused gunman in Monday’s shooting at the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard, received two medals while serving as a full-time Navy reservist between 2007 and 2011.
“We would struggle to meet even one major strategic operation under sequestration,” General Odierno told lawmakers.
Hagel is reportedly receiving input from senior leaders and may make the formal announcement tomorrow.
The ceremony took place at the Navy Memorial located centrally between the Capitol building and the White House.
The audit will be released “shortly,” a spokesperson for the Inspector General’s office says.
President Obama traveled to the Pentagon Wednesday to attend the September 11th Observance Ceremony.
The Obama administration informed congressional leaders Wednesday it will stop enforcing a law that blocks benefits to partners of military veterans in same-sex marriages.
The Pentagon released a statement Wednesday evening clarifying Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s assertion that Russia supplied the Syrian government with chemical weapons.
The Pentagon said that the “test had nothing to do with United States consideration of military action to respond to Syria’s chemical weapons attack.”