Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) unleashed a blistering criticism of the Obama administration today for relaxing lay-off notice rules for defense contractors. On Friday, the administration’s Office of Management Personnel informed contracting giant Lockheed Martin that it would not be required to provide lay-off notices to employees 90 days in advance. The company announced that it […]
The war in Afghanistan officially entered its 11th year on Sunday, the same day that media outlets reported that 2,000 American soldiers have died since the start of the conflict. Sgt. 1st Class Riley G. Stephens was the latest American casualty confirmed by the Defense Department. Stephens, a 39 year-old man from Tolar, Texas, died […]
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told reporters Thursday that the attack on a U.S. consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi was a blatant act of terror, but that the group behind the violence was not yet identified. “A group of terrorists obviously conducted that attack on the consulate and against our individuals,” Panetta said during […]
By Zach Schwartz Today Mitt Romney announced the endorsements of 42 Medal of Honor recipients including Thomas Norris who was one of three Navy SEALs to receive the Medal of Honor for their actions during the Vietnam War and Leo Thorsness, who spent six years in captivity in North Vietnam as a prisoner of war. […]
The Navy announced Monday that a research vessel being constructed to map deep portions of the ocean will be named after recently-deceased astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first human being to walk on the moon. “Naming this class of ships and this vessel after Neil Armstrong honors the memory of an extraordinary individual, but more importantly, […]
The drawdown leaves Afghanistan with 68,000 U.S. soldiers and approximately 30,000 soldiers from other ISAF nations.
President Barack Obama marked the one-year anniversary of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’s repeal Thursday, saying that the elimination of the controversial law banning gay and lesbian soldiers from openly serving “upheld the fundamental American values of fairness and equality.” “Gay and lesbian Americans now no longer need to hide who they love in order to […]
During a hearing with the House Armed Services Committee Thursday, Defense Department Comptroller Robert Hale said that there is no legislative tweak Congress can make to improve sequestration. Rather, Hale said, Congress needs to stop the deep cuts to the Defense budget completely. “We need to avoid this thing, not try to make it better,” […]
During a hearing with the House Armed Services Committee Thursday, Defense Department Comptroller Robert Hale said that there is no legislative tweak Congress can make to improve sequestration. Rather, Hale said, Congress needs to stop the deep cuts to the Defense budget completely.
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen returned to the public sphere Monday to issue grave warnings about the looming threat of sequestration and to urge lawmakers to work together on defense issues. “This is no way to run a government,” Gates said of the […]