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House Speaker Says No More Defense Cuts

WASHINGTON — Top congressional Republicans, Democrats and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta are united in a single message to a special bipartisan committee looking for ways to cut the U.S. government’s deficit: Leave military spending alone.

 

U.S. 5-year defense budget to count $250-260 billion in cuts

While on a tour of Asia, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta reportedly said the Pentagon would aim to cut in the neighborhood of $250 billion from its budgets over the next five years.

 

DoD Personnel Boss Calling it Quits

The Defense Department’s senior personnel official has tendered his resignation and will be leaving within the next two weeks, according to a Pentagon spokesman.

 

Report: US Flying Armed Drones Out of Ethiopia

The U.S. Air Force is flying armed drones from a civilian airport in southern Ethiopia as part of a growing battle against al-Qaida linked Shabab militants in Somalia, the Washington Post reported Thursday.

 

8 servicemembers file lawsuit seeking benefits for same-sex spouses

WASHINGTON — A group of eight gay servicemembers sued the federal government Thursday for military and veterans benefits for their same-sex spouses, arguing that ignoring their marriages amounts to discrimination.

 

U.S. Army officer to be tried for alleged Afghan sport killings

Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington (CNN) – It didn’t take long for Sgt. Calvin Gibbs to make an impression on his soldiers.

 

 

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