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U.S. Department of Defense (AP Photo)

DOD poised to trim furlough days, add exemptions

WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of debate and number-crunching, the Defense Department announced plans Tuesday to furlough about 680,000 of its civilian employees for 11 days through the end of this fiscal year, allowing only […]

05/14/2013

Afghanistan map with military helicopter

US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,045

(AP) – As of Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at least 2,045 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of the country in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

02/19/2013

Leon Panetta

Panetta warns of ‘crisis’ in military readiness

WASHINGTON (AP) — Looming across-the-board budget cuts present the U.S. military with the most significant readiness crisis in more than a decade and quick action is needed to avoid the spending reductions, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned.

02/07/2013

(AP Photo)

Congress completes $633B defense bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent President Barack Obama a $633 billion defense bill for next year that would tighten penalties on Iran to thwart its nuclear ambitions and bulk up security at diplomatic missions worldwide after the deadly Sept. 11 raid in Libya.

12/21/2012

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