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The top leaders at the Pentagon said on Thursday they favored giving weapons to the rebels fighting a brutal, bloody civil war against the government of Syria. The Pentagon’s position is directly at odds with that of the White House. Both Leon Panetta, the Secretary of Defense and General Martin Dempsey the chairman of the [...]
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 [...]
The administration wants to give lifetime health care coverage for people who served in the military but this could not be possible because of Congress’ mentally to reduce the budget deficits. If there’s a thing that Democrats and Republicans agree upon, it is to make military retirees pay more for their health car coverage. This [...]
The United States military will start deploying armed drones to eastern Africa as it increase its campaign to get rid of the militant forces in the region. Their mission is also to gain more intelligence with regards to the extremists. The armed forces reopened a base for the drone aircrafts on Seychelles to increase attacks [...]
President Barack Obama said that the end has come to the policy that bans gays from serving openly in the military. The Pentagon promised it would not allow harassment of homosexuals in the armed forces. The president said that the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell law is finally repealed. The repeal of the discriminatory law took [...]
President Barack Obama approved the measure that would end the ban on gays from serving openly in the military. The president said that the policy change will be in effect in September and the armed forces can no longer discriminate against gay Americans. The signing of the certification followed the decision by the new United [...]