61 percent want 5 percent in cuts while 33 percent said they were opposed. When it comes to military spending, 60 percent opposed reductions while just 34 percent said they supported it.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel held his first foreign counterpart meeting with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak Tuesday at the Pentagon.
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.