Military

Friday, October 10, 2014 - 07:14
Recent political conflicts in Kyrgyzstan have taken public attention away from events that are likely to change the situation in the entire Central Asian region.
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 08:01
Stalled on scandals, a missile deal has given the defense relationship a shot in the arm.
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 07:13
The Army and Marine Corps may have wasted more than $100 million returning vehicles from Afghanistan that they don't need over just a one-year period, according to a Government Accountability Office report released Tuesday.
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 06:27
President Barack Obama used a visit to the Pentagon on Wednesday to renew his call for Congress to free the military from what he called “draconian” budget strictures that would return next fiscal year under sequestration.
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 06:20
A moderate US House Democratic group is pushing a sweeping overhaul of the Pentagon’s acquisition system, but a key member says incremental changes are most likely.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 09:56
The congressionally created watchdog responsible for monitoring U.S. reconstruction funds in Afghanistan blasted the United Nations' chief development agency for exercising a "baffling" lack of oversight of a fraud-tainted, multibillion-dollar program that funds the payroll of the Afghan police.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 06:23
The U.S. Air Force says the Pentagon’s inspector general got the numbers wrong in asserting that the service risks wasting $8.8 billion on MQ-9 Reaper drones.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 06:11
The speech by Jindal is part of an effort to present himself as an effective voice on domestic and foreign policy. He released a 28-page proposal to rebuild the U.S. military from America Next, the conservative advocacy group formed by Jindal.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 06:10
Decades ago, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara asked the simple question: how much is enough? The answer, of course, is not a number but rather another more difficult question: enough for what? As the U.S. military embarks on a new operation in the Middle East and as members of Congress return to their home districts to campaign, these questions remain unresolved. Should the military be resourced to fight terrorist groups like ISIL, counter Russian moves in Eastern Europe, balance China’s rising power and influence in the Asia Pacific region, fight Ebola in Africa, or some combination of these?
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 05:45
For decades, critics have rightly nailed the Pentagon for the fact it doesn’t know how much money it’s spending or where that money really goes. Pressure has grown and grown for the Pentagon to prove it is worthy of the money taxpayers grant it by producing books an accountant can comb through and produce a proper audit to exacting government standards.

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