Hagel said that future budget reviews should take unexpected and steep budget cuts that affect the DoD into consideration.
The President and the Defense Secretary will each issue checks to the Treasury Department as a sign of solidarity with federal employees struggling with sequestration.
“Make no mistake, we have the assets available inside South Korea and else where to help defend from [aggressive] situations,” Press Secretary George Little said Tuesday.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told reporters at the Pentagon Thursday that the U.S. is taking the stream of threats emanating from the secretive nation seriously.
As tensions rise on the Korean peninsula, the U.S. embassy tweeted in Korean and English on Thursday that “two B-2 bombers flew over South Korea today.”
The African leaders met with President Obama at the White House in the afternoon.
The South Korean Defense Ministry vowed a “thousandfold, ten-thousandfold retaliation” against the North’s aggression.
This year the Pentagon lifted the ban on women serving in combat units.
The majority of U.S. citizens, however, strongly support drone strikes against non-U.S. citizens living abroad.