The pair will hold meetings with US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey and Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren.
Now that sequestration has taken effect, many Americans are wondering exactly how the budget cuts will impact the U.S. military. Global intelligence assessment firm Stratfor has perhaps the best and most extensive answer to this question.
Newly sworn-in Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter warned Friday that now that the deadline for sequestration seems all but unavoidable, the U.S. can prepare for a series of national security setbacks.
“I have never in my lifetime seen such a lack of leadership and truth telling emanating from the White House and our Commander in Chief,” said McKeon. (Photo Credit Maggie Ybarra)
Bradley Manning, the former Army private charged with delivering secret U.S. documents to the whistleblower site WikiLeaks, pleaded guilty Thursday to 10 charges but maintained his innocence for an additional 12, including aiding the enemy.
For states that rely heavily on federal government spending — states such as Virginia — the seemingly imminent budget cuts known as “sequestration” are a wake-up call.
Shortly after being sworn in Wednesday Chuck Hagel delivered his first remarks as Defense Secretary to military and civilian staff at the Department of Defense.
The Pentagon announced Wednesday morning that Chuck Hagel has been sworn in as the new Secretary of Defense.
Pentagon Press Secretary George Little reaffirmed the threat that sequestration would post to the Defense community Tuesday, adding that the Department is not just “crying wolf.”
Scary budget scenarios are flying over Virginia faster than F-15s over Afghanistan, but fiscal analysts say Chicken Little defenses are pointless, and off target.