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Ten Things to Know About the Coming Defense Cuts

If you haven't been paying attention, this is where we stand on the Pentagon budget battle: 1. The Pentagon has already agreed to cut $450 billion over the...

The $450 Billion Question: Remains Unanswered

So this is the week where Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is going to give us a peek into where he wants to cut $450 billion in military spending over the coming...

Pork Ranger

As the defense-budget battles heat up – they'll come to a boil later this week when Defense Secretary Leon Panetta heads to Capitol Hill to say where he thinks...

The Lego Leatherneck

Sure it’s a coincidence — the Marines aren’t suggesting that their world-champion Lego builder has anything to do with the latest budget cuts detailed by Defense...

Countdown to Sequestration: One Month to Go!

OK. If you want to get picky about it, this is the same headline we ran two months ago here. But some things have changed since that original headline went up...

Morning Must Reads

In the news: drones, Saturday mail, Bloomberg's British empire, GOP's upper hand on sequestration, unfortunate tweets

General John Allen Salutes…His Wife

Marine General John Allen – caught up and cleared in the email scandal that brought down CIA director David Petraeus – told President Obama on Tuesday he would...

Obama Won’t Release Photo of bin Laden’s Body

President Obama has told CBS News that he’s decided against making public a graphic image of Osama bin Laden’s corpse. The news comes amid rampant speculation...

What Took So Long?

Thursday, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced that the military would be lifting the policy preventing women from filling billets in units tasked with...

A New “Afar” Medal: What Does It Mean?

What does it mean when the nation creates a new medal for deskbound warriors for distinguished service in war -- when they are not at any risk themselves? …and...

New Defense Strategy: The Information Vacuum

On Thursday, President Obama and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta released what they called their Defense Strategic Guidance – think of it as the guardrails that...

Defense Discipline: Good; Trigger Cuts: Bad

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Adm. Mullen can hardly be expected to step up to the mike and say they can live with $800-900...

Second Time’s The Charm…

– Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, in Shanksville, Penn., on Monday, at the site where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed after passengers decided to overpower the...

Fighting Words, Then and Now

There has been a flurry of red flags and cautions from senior Pentagon officials against the U.S. launching any military action against Syria. Given that we...