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Pentagon to triple cyber staff to thwart attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon plans to more than triple its cybersecurity staff in the next few years to defend against Internet attacks that threaten national security, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday. Hagel’s comments […]

03/28/2014

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey follows Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel after a news conference at the Pentagon, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, where Hagel recommended shrinking the Army to its smallest size since the buildup to U.S. involvement in World War II in an effort to balance postwar defense needs with budget realities. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Hagel says US military must shrink to face new era

WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking beyond America’s post-9/11 wars, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday proposed shrinking the Army to its smallest size in 74 years, closing bases and reshaping forces to confront a “more volatile, […]

02/24/2014

Dec. 19, 2013: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel takes questions as he briefs reporters at the Pentagon in Washington.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Military pension cuts now unsure; changes likely

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon’s top civilian says it’s time to tame burgeoning military personnel costs, but he’s facing a test of wills with the nation’s powerful veterans groups, which want no cut in their […]

12/23/2013

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Obama orders military to review sexual assault

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday gave the military a one-year deadline to better prevent and respond to a wave of sexual assault in the ranks and warned that if progress isn’t made, […]

12/20/2013

March 8, 2013 photo: soldiers at Fort Riley, Kan., perform routine maintenance on a U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter. (AP Photo/John Milburn)

5 of 6 killed in Afghan crash based in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Five U.S. soldiers based at Fort Riley, Kan., and one based in Europe were killed in a helicopter crash this week in southern Afghanistan, Army officials said Thursday. The Army confirmed […]

12/19/2013

Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, and U.S Vice President Joe Biden at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Lintao Zhang, Pool)

China gives no ground to Biden in air zone dispute

BEIJING (AP) — Giving no ground, Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden traded strong arguments Wednesday over China’s contentious new air defense zone, with no indication of progress toward defusing a […]

12/04/2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

Hagel says staff cutbacks will save $1 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that cutting his Pentagon staff by 20 percent will save at least $1 billion over five years. At a Pentagon news conference, Hagel laid out details […]

12/04/2013

This photo Aug. 1, 2013 photo, courtesy of Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., shows from left, Inhofe's son Perry Inhofe, Inhofe's grandson Cole Inhofe and Sen. Inhofe in Oshkosh, Wis. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Sen. James Inhofe, Ryan Jackson)

Sen. Inhofe’s son killed in plane crash

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Secretary of Defense on Monday confirmed the death of U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe’s son, 52-year-old Dr. Perry Inhofe, who was killed in a weekend plane crash in northeast Oklahoma. […]

11/11/2013

A sign solicits workers in Berlin, Vt.  (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

US jobless claims jump to 374,000 due to backlog

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits jumped by 66,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 374,000. But the spike was largely because California processed a huge backlog of claims […]

10/10/2013

This image provided by the U.S. Navy shows Navy Vice Adm. Tim Giardina in a Nov. 11, 2011, photo.  (AP Photo/U.S. Navy)

3-star admiral fired as No. 2 nuclear commander

WASHINGTON (AP) — The deputy commander of U.S. nuclear forces, Vice Adm. Tim Giardina, was notified Wednesday that he has been relieved of duty amid a military investigation of allegations that he used counterfeit chips […]

10/09/2013

An Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Pfc. Cody J. Patterson Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Patterson, 24, of Philomath, Ore., died Oct. 6, 2013 in Zhari district, Afghanistan of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

Pentagon says foundation to pay death benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration, scrambling to tamp down a controversy over suspended death benefits for the families of fallen troops, announced Wednesday that a charity would pick up the costs of the payments […]

10/09/2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Secretary John McHugh, right, watch an Army carry team move a transfer case containing the remains of Pfc. Cody J. Patterson Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Patterson, 24, of Philomath, Ore., died Oct. 6, 2013 in Zhari district, Afghanistan of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

Pentagon chief attending arrival of 4 war dead

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel traveled to Dover Air Force Base on Wednesday for the arrival of the remains of four U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan. Joining Hagel on the trip from […]

10/09/2013

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