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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 $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...

Morning Must Reads

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Calling a Spade Probably a Spade

…Probably? Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, speaking to the Association of Defense Communities Monday in his hometown of Monterey, Calif. (“I deeply appreciate...

Overseas Turf War Between the CIA and DNI Won't Die

Can anyone end the dispute between the nation's intelligence chiefs? The National Security Council tried and failed; National Security Adviser Jim Jones tried...

Graphically Panetta

The heck with boring official oilpainting portraits of defense secretaries…Leon Panetta is blazing a new path by appearing in a graphic novel...

New Dawn for Marines’ F-35B

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will announce Friday afternoon that the Marines’ F-35B fighter is being taken off “probation” and production will continue. It has...

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...

The Country Whose Name Dare Not Be Spoken

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta spoke to the sailors of the carrier USS John C. Stennis on Wednesday in Bremerton, Wash. He lauded their their service, but warned...