Defense Department

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Navy-Air Force, Army-BC Football Games Could Be Cancelled Due to Shutdown

Army, Navy and Air Force might be forced to skip their football games next weekend because of the budget impasse in Congress.

10/01/2013

Police cars sit parked at the entrance to the Washington Navy Yard on Sept. 17, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Report: 52 Felons Received Access to U.S. Military Installations, Including Alleged Drug Dealers, Child Molesters

A new report released by the Pentagon inspector general finds that felons have routine access to military bases throughout the nation.

09/18/2013

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More Than 10 Percent of Furloughed DoD Workers Live in Virginia

A day without pay, the first of 11 through September, comes next week for more than 650,000 people who hold civilian jobs with the Defense Department. Officials worry that the Pentagon will be hit even harder by layoffs in 2014 if automatic budget cuts continue as planned.

07/07/2013

File photo of U.S. troops in Afghanistan. (credit: WASEEM NIKZAD/AFP/Getty Images)

US Military Deaths In Afghanistan At 2,100

As of Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at least 2,100 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

06/11/2013

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Donor In Rabies Cases Was Air Force Recruit

The Defense Department says a man whose organs were donated to four people before it was learned he had rabies was in the Air Force.

03/15/2013

The Defense Department is establishing a series of cyber teams charged with carrying out offensive operations to combat the threat of an electronic assault on the United States that could cause major damage and disruption to the country's vital infrastructure, a senior military official said Tuesday. (Photo by Patrick Lux/Getty Images)

Pentagon Forming Cyber Teams To Combat Electronic Attacks

The Defense Department is establishing a series of cyber teams charged with carrying out offensive operations to combat the threat of an electronic assault on the United States that could cause major damage and disruption to the country’s vital infrastructure, a senior military official said Tuesday.

03/12/2013

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Obama Sequester Warning: Carriers Will Sit Idle When They Should Deploy to Persian Gulf

President Barack Obama is arguing that looming government-wide spending cuts could idle military resources like naval aircraft carriers, while Republicans are criticizing the president for taking his arguments outside Washington instead of staying to work out a plan before Friday’s deadline.

02/26/2013

The Marine Corps' Commandant says that the infantry is still skeptical about women's performance. (Photo credit -- PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GettyImages)

Marine Corps Commandant Says Infantry Skeptical About Female Performance

The Marine Corps commandant says the infantry side is skeptical about how women will perform in those units, and some positions may end up being closed if not enough females meet the rigorous standards.

01/31/2013

In this handout image provided by the U.S. Navy, an F-35B Lightning II makes the first vertical landing on a flight deck at sea aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp on Oct. 3, 2011 in the Atlantic Ocean. (credit: Natasha R. Chalk/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

Marines Forming First Squadron To Fly Next-Generation Strike Fighter Jet

The Marine Corps is forming the first squadron of pilots to fly the next-generation strike fighter jet, months after lawmakers raised concern that there was a rush to end the testing of an aircraft hit with technical problems.

11/19/2012

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Defense Department Halts Issuing Free Weapons To Police

The Defense Department has stopped issuing weapons to thousands of law enforcement agencies until it is satisfied that state officials can account for all the surplus guns, aircraft, Humvees and armored personnel carriers it has given police under a $2.6 billion program, The Associated Press has learned.

06/08/2012

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