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Washington lawmakers are moving forward with new legislation that has a goal to stem the epidemic of sexual assaults taking place in the military. Next week the House will vote on a bill for defense policy that would take the power away of the military commanders to overturn rape and assault case convictions. The pending [...]
Chinese hackers succeeded in gaining access to the designs of over 24 major weapons systems of the U.S. military said a report Monday. At the same time, media in Australia reported that Chinese hackers stole blueprints for the new espionage headquarters in Australia. Citing a Defense Department report prepared by the Defense Science Board, sources [...]
On Friday, the U.S. government was hurtling toward the deep cuts in spending that threaten to set back the economic recovery in the nation, after Congressional Democrats and Republicans failed to find an agreement on another plan to reduce the deficit. The sequester of $85 billion in cuts was expected to cause a disruption in [...]
Leon Panetta, the U.S. Defense Secretary ordered the different military services to get prepared for Defense Department cuts that will force the military to eliminate $52 billion of its fiscal budget for 2013 in six months. Leaders of the Defense Department authorized the measures as freezes in civilian hiring, delays in awarding contracts as well [...]