By Luke Vargas Senators John McCain and Carl Levin, the Chair and Ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, appeared at the Bloomberg Government Defense Conference Thursday, offering brief remarks and answering questions on a range of topics from proposed defense cuts and sequestration. Asked by moderator Peter Cook whether McCain supported Mitt Romney’s […]
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told participants at the Bloomberg Government Defense Conference Thursday that a confluence of military, industrial, and congressional interests complicate the elimination of wasteful defense spending programs.
Pentagon spokesperson Captain John Kirby told reporters Tuesday that the apparent spike in Afghan violence can be attributed to the warmer weather, which has historically marked upticks in attacks.
Pentagon spokesperson Captain John Kirby told reporters Tuesday that unidentified individuals wearing Afghan police and military uniforms carried out a series of attacks in Afghanistan. Kirby emphasized that the U.S. was not able to determine if these were actual Afghan officials or extremists in disguise.
Pentagon spokesperson Captain John Kirby told reporters Tuesday that 3 ships possibly carrying personnel and supplies are en-route to Syria.
Nine months after the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the Pentagon is marking gay pride month for the first time in the Defense Department’s history.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta applauded the U.S. Army on its 237th anniversary Thursday, praising the military branch for its rich, storied history. “The proud story of the American soldier is one of honor, valor, patriotism, and sacrifice in >the service of their countrymen,” Panetta said in a statement. “From those earliest volunteers who stepped forward […]
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told lawmakers Wednesday that the Pentagon has not shared secrets with filmmakers producing a movie about the Osama bin Laden raid. Panetta notes that there is an office in the Department that assists those in the media and entertainment industry achieve accuracy, but that no classified information is given.
During an appearance before a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta broadly described sequestration as an impending “disaster.” “It was designed to be a disaster, because the hope was that it would be such a disaster that Congress would respond and do what was right,” Panetta said. “I’m just here to tell you, yes, […]
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta confirmed before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee Wednesday that lay-off notices from contractors shedding their workforce to deal with sequestration would have to come at least 60 to 90 days before they take place, meaning that they will arrive closer to the November Presidential election than many lawmakers would like.