The Pentagon http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27717/all en RPT-French urgency, U.S. caution collide in Mali operation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-pentagon-cutting-jobs-maintenance-due-budget-fears-off <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Repeats with no change to text)</p> <p>By Mark Hosenball and Tabassum Zakaria</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) - France's military intervention in Mali has revived trans-Atlantic tensions over security issues, this time involving a key counterterrorism battlefield, along with dismay from critics who see U.S. President Barack Obama as too reluctant to use military force.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-pentagon-cutting-jobs-maintenance-due-budget-fears-off" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Ashton Carter Business Economy of the United States Entertainment Environment Government Health Labor Law Politics Technology The Pentagon United States Department of Defense War War on Terror Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 19:00:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739556 at http://www.globalpost.com Pentagon to propose smaller pay raise for US troops http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/pentagon-propose-smaller-pay-raise-us-troops <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Pentagon will propose a more modest pay raise for US troops next year than originally planned due to uncertainty surrounding the defense budget, officials said.</p> <p>The move was part of a series of announcements Wednesday from the Defense Department underlining the threat posed by potential deep automatic budget cuts that will be triggered if Congress fails to break a deadlock by March 1.</p> <p>The Pentagon will request a one percent pay raise for service members in fiscal year 2014, instead of a 1.7 percent raise as previously planned, officials said late Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/pentagon-propose-smaller-pay-raise-us-troops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business The Pentagon AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 07:31:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748524 at http://www.globalpost.com Pentagon backed recommendation for U.S. to arm Syrian rebels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/pentagon-backed-recommendation-us-arm-syrian-rebels <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Pentagon leaders told Congress on Thursday that they had supported a recommendation to arm Syrian rebels promoted by the State Department and CIA but which was reportedly rebuffed by the White House.</p> <p>President Barack Obama's government has limited its support to non-lethal aid for the rebels who, despite receiving weapons from countries like Qatar and Saudi Arabia, are poorly armed compared to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's army and loyalist militias.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/pentagon-backed-recommendation-us-arm-syrian-rebels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Entertainment Environment Health Leon Panetta Politics The Pentagon War Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 20:16:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5749340 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Pentagon urges delay in 'devastating' $46 bln budget cuts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-2-pentagon-urges-delay-devastating-46-bln-budget-cuts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Cuts would force unpaid leave for civilian staff</p> <p>* Military sees 'immediate crisis' in readiness</p> <p>* Researcher disagrees: Security not deeply compromised</p> <p>By David Alexander and Phil Stewart</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - The Pentagon's civilian and military leaders warned in dire terms on Tuesday that $46 billion in budget cuts due to go into effect in two weeks would erode the nation's ability to go to war and appealed to Congress to delay the reductions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-2-pentagon-urges-delay-devastating-46-bln-budget-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Labor Law Leon Panetta The Pentagon United States Armed Forces War Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:47:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5754473 at http://www.globalpost.com Pentagon to notify Congress of furlough plan, official says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/pentagon-notify-congress-furlough-plan-official-says <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Up to 800,000 civilian workers face 22 days unpaid leave</p> <p>* Notification to Congress required 45 days in advance</p> <p>* Prompted by budget cuts, move would save $5 billion</p> <p>By David Alexander</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - The Pentagon is expected to notify Congress this week that it plans to put some 800,000 civilian employees on unpaid leave for up to 22 days in the coming months if a new $46 billion budget cut goes into effect on March 1, a defense official said on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/pentagon-notify-congress-furlough-plan-official-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Congress Labor Law Pentagon Presidency of Barack Obama The Pentagon United States Department of Defense Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Feb 2013 20:15:53 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5760408 at http://www.globalpost.com Juggling priorities, Pentagon tries to protect war funding, troops http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/juggling-priorities-pentagon-tries-protect-war-funding-troops <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Pentagon says reductions likely to cause readiness crisis</p> <p>* Law requiring across-the-board cuts limits flexibility</p> <p>* Skeptics say threat exaggerated to pressure Congress for relief</p> <p>By David Alexander</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force Space Command cautioned recently that if new budget cuts take effect, some of its round-the-clock missile-warning operations would begin working bankers' hours - raising concerns about detecting missiles targeting America.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/juggling-priorities-pentagon-tries-protect-war-funding-troops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Military budget of the United States Politics The Pentagon United States Department of Defense War Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Feb 2013 06:15:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5760734 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-Juggling priorities, Pentagon tries to protect war funding, troops http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/rpt-juggling-priorities-pentagon-tries-protect-war-funding-troo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Pentagon says reductions likely to cause readiness crisis</p> <p>* Law requiring across-the-board cuts limits flexibility</p> <p>* Skeptics say threat exaggerated to pressure Congress for relief</p> <p>By David Alexander</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force Space Command cautioned recently that if new budget cuts take effect, some of its round-the-clock missile-warning operations would begin working bankers' hours - raising concerns about detecting missiles targeting America.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/rpt-juggling-priorities-pentagon-tries-protect-war-funding-troo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Military budget of the United States Politics The Pentagon United States Department of Defense War Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:16:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5760959 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Pentagon buyers authorized to discuss budget cuts with industry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/update-1-pentagon-buyers-authorized-discuss-budget-cuts-industr <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By David Alexander</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 21 (Reuters) - The Pentagon's top weapons buyer on Thursday authorized Defense Department purchasers and program managers to begin talking to industry partners about plans for implementing $46 billion in budget cuts on March 1 and what impact it may have on business.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/update-1-pentagon-buyers-authorized-discuss-budget-cuts-industr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Frank Kendall Labor Northrop Grumman Pentagon The Pentagon United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 21:30:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5762682 at http://www.globalpost.com US 'can't dictate' to the world: Pentagon's new chief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/us-cant-dictate-the-world-pentagons-new-chief <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>America cannot "dictate to the world" and must work with allies and build relationships with other nations, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said shortly after being sworn in Wednesday as the new Pentagon chief.</p> <p>On his first day at the job, Hagel reinforced his reputation as a reluctant warrior as he told an auditorium of civilian officials and military officers that America was a powerful country but could not accomplish its goals without forging strong alliances.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/us-cant-dictate-the-world-pentagons-new-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel International Republican Institute Labor Law The Pentagon AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 17:32:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5768712 at http://www.globalpost.com US 'can't dictate' to the world: Pentagon's new chief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/us-cant-dictate-the-world-pentagons-new-chief-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>America cannot "dictate to the world" and must work with allies and build relationships with other nations, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said shortly after being sworn in Wednesday as the new Pentagon chief.</p> <p>On his first day at the job, Hagel reinforced his reputation as a reluctant warrior as he told an auditorium of civilian officials and military officers that America was a powerful country but could not accomplish its goals without forging strong alliances.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/us-cant-dictate-the-world-pentagons-new-chief-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel International Republican Institute Labor Law The Pentagon AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 19:46:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5768841 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326-26 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US takes N. Korea threats 'very seriously': Pentagon</p> <p>mra/sst/dc</p> The Pentagon AFP Tue, 26 Mar 2013 16:16:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5794386 at http://www.globalpost.com Hagel tells US military to brace for further belt-tightening http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/hagel-tells-us-military-brace-further-belt-tightening <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has warned the US military to brace for more belt-tightening as he conducts a review that could cut the number of generals, pare back the civilian workforce and stem the spiraling cost of new weapons.</p><P>Hagel, in his first major policy speech as Pentagon chief, told students at the National Defense University that the United States could not allow its current budget crisis to force it to retreat from the world.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/hagel-tells-us-military-brace-further-belt-tightening" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel Environment Health International Republican Institute Labor Law Politics Social Issues Technology The Pentagon Asianet Sat, 06 Apr 2013 20:38:02 +0000 Asianet 5804627 at http://www.globalpost.com Pentagon looks to cut 40,000 to 50,000 civilians over five years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130410/pentagon-looks-cut-40000-50000-civilians-over-five-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon is looking to reduce the size of its nearly 800,000 civilian workforce by 40,000 to 50,000 employees over the next five years, mainly through attrition as it closes bases and consolidates healthcare facilities, the department's comptroller said on Wednesday.</p> <p>"I would hope that given the time to prepare, we could do this through attrition, but we aren't far enough along to really know for sure as to how we do it," said Undersecretary of Defence Robert Hale, the Pentagon's comptroller.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130410/pentagon-looks-cut-40000-50000-civilians-over-five-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Health Labor Law Social Issues The Pentagon Thomson Reuters Wed, 10 Apr 2013 19:34:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5809595 at http://www.globalpost.com Senator calls for hearing on Pentagon payroll problems http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130710/senator-calls-hearing-pentagon-payroll-problems <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The leader of a U.S. Senate committee said Wednesday the panel would hold a hearing later this year to examine systemic payroll problems in the U.S. military, following a Reuters investigation that showed how widespread Pentagon pay errors disrupt the lives of soldiers.</p> <p>Senator Tom Carper, chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said he found continuing pay problems faced by the U.S. military and their families "deeply disturbing."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130710/senator-calls-hearing-pentagon-payroll-problems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business The Pentagon War Thomson Reuters Thu, 11 Jul 2013 00:02:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5880941 at http://www.globalpost.com Budget cuts have left U.S. forces unbalanced, less prepared: general http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130718/budget-cuts-have-left-us-forces-unbalanced-less-prepared-genera <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By David Alexander</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. military officer said on Thursday that steep, across-the-board budget cuts have left American armed forces out of balance and less prepared to meet new security threats, a problem that can only worsen with new reductions on the horizon.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130718/budget-cuts-have-left-us-forces-unbalanced-less-prepared-genera" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Health Labor Law Politics The Pentagon United States Department of Defense War Thomson Reuters Fri, 19 Jul 2013 03:11:01 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5887494 at http://www.globalpost.com