United States Department of Defense http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27960/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 delays deployment of carrier to Mideast over budget woes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/pentagon-delays-deployment-carrier-mideast-over-budget-woes <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>* Outgoing defense chief warns budget concerns undermining security</p> <p>* Pentagon on brink of having to cut $46 billion over seven months</p> <p>* Move could mean unpaid leave for 800,000 civilian Pentagon workers</p> <p>By David Alexander</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta delayed deployment of an aircraft carrier strike group to the Middle East due to budget uncertainty on Wednesday, hours after warning that financial concerns were a threat to U.S. security.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/pentagon-delays-deployment-carrier-mideast-over-budget-woes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Labor Law Leon Panetta United States Department of Defense VTOL aircraft Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 22:16:05 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5748214 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Dysfunction' in Congress puts US at risk: Panetta http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/dysfunction-congress-puts-us-at-risk-panetta-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>Chronic deadlock in Congress threatens to derail the US economy, damage national security and undermine public trust in its leaders, outgoing US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Wednesday.</p> <p>In his last major policy address days before he retires, the Pentagon chief blasted lawmakers for what he called a lack of leadership that has produced escalating budget crises.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/dysfunction-congress-puts-us-at-risk-panetta-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Government Health Labor Law Leon Panetta Politics United States Department of Defense AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 23:16:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748277 at http://www.globalpost.com US spy chief wans cuts will hurt morale http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/us-spy-chief-wans-cuts-will-hurt-morale <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 intelligence chief James Clapper has warned potential deep budget cuts could damage morale and undermine the mission of the country's spy agencies, according to a letter obtained by AFP Thursday.</p> <p>Clapper, America's director of national intelligence, voiced grave concern over plans to impose a furlough on all Defense Department civilian employees if drastic automatic budget cuts enter into force next month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/us-spy-chief-wans-cuts-will-hurt-morale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Furlough Labor Law United States Department of Defense AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 20:00:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749328 at http://www.globalpost.com US spy chief warns cuts will hurt morale http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/us-spy-chief-warns-cuts-will-hurt-morale <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 intelligence chief James Clapper has warned potential deep budget cuts could damage morale and undermine the mission of the country's spy agencies, according to a letter obtained by AFP Thursday.</p> <p>Clapper, America's director of national intelligence, voiced grave concern over plans to impose a furlough on all Defense Department civilian employees if drastic automatic budget cuts enter into force next month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/us-spy-chief-warns-cuts-will-hurt-morale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Labor Law National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Springfield, Virginia United States Department of Defense AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 20:01:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749333 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 U.S. Army says it faces 'dire' financial situation as cuts loom http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/us-army-says-it-faces-dire-financial-situation-cuts-loom <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>* Budget cuts, war costs create shortfall in a key account</p> <p>* Reductions may leave only $2 billion to fund non-war maintenance</p> <p>* Army says it will 'require help' to make it to the end of the year</p> <p>By David Alexander</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/us-army-says-it-faces-dire-financial-situation-cuts-loom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economy of the United States Labor United States Department of Defense War War in Afghanistan Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 01:00:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5769150 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama's defense budget faces harsh political realities http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/obamas-defense-budget-faces-harsh-political-realities <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 laid out a budget plan Wednesday that would hold military spending steady next year but ignores harsh political realities that are likely to force steep cuts in defense funding.</p> <p>President Barack Obama proposed a $526.6 billion base budget for the military in fiscal year 2014, which would keep defense spending at about the same level as in 2013.</p> <p>But the Pentagon's spending blueprint, which calls for investments in new aircraft, ships and other weapons, could turn out to be merely a wish list given the bitter political stalemate gripping Washington.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/obamas-defense-budget-faces-harsh-political-realities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Government Military-industrial complex United States Department of Defense AFP Wed, 10 Apr 2013 15:45:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5808964 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama's budget avoids big cuts in US military spending http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/obamas-budget-avoids-big-cuts-us-military-spending <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 laid out a budget plan Wednesday that holds military spending steady next year without taking into account the cost of the war in Afghanistan or looming automatic budget cuts.</p> <p>President Barack Obama's request of $526.6 billion for the Defense Department keeps the base budget at about the same level as in 2013, avoiding dramatic cuts to weapons or benefits.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/obamas-budget-avoids-big-cuts-us-military-spending" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Military budget of the United States Technology United States Department of Defense VTOL aircraft War AFP Wed, 10 Apr 2013 17:30:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5809257 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama's budget avoids big cuts to US military spending http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/obamas-budget-avoids-big-cuts-us-military-spending-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>The Pentagon laid out a budget plan Wednesday that holds military spending steady next year without taking into account the cost of the war in Afghanistan or rolling automatic budget cuts.</p> <p>President Barack Obama's request of $526.6 billion for the Defense Department keeps the base budget at about the same level as in 2013, avoiding dramatic cuts to weapons or benefits.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/obamas-budget-avoids-big-cuts-us-military-spending-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Military budget of the United States United States Department of Defense VTOL aircraft War AFP Wed, 10 Apr 2013 22:30:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5809994 at http://www.globalpost.com Pentagon's $526.6 billion budget asks Congress for unpopular steps http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130410/pentagons-5266-billion-budget-asks-congress-unpopular-steps <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 and Phil Stewart</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon proposed a $526.6 billion (343.7 billion pounds) budget on Wednesday that calls for closing bases, slashing the civilian workforce and scrapping arms programs, holding out hope the U.S. Congress might still opt for an alternative to even more draconian cuts already on their way.</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/pentagons-5266-billion-budget-asks-congress-unpopular-steps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Health Labor Military budget of the United States Politics Social Issues Technology United States Department of Defense United States federal budget USD Thomson Reuters Wed, 10 Apr 2013 23:45:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5810017 at http://www.globalpost.com Hagel laments 'political' changes to US defense budget http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130411/hagel-laments-political-changes-us-defense-budget <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>Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday criticized changes made by US lawmakers to last year's defense budget as purely political and contrary to the department's future as envisioned by Pentagon leaders.</p> <p>Hagel expressed frustration that -- despite Pentagon efforts to trim programs it deems bloated -- members of Congress have reintroduced expendable programs, apparently to please constituents in their home districts.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130411/hagel-laments-political-changes-us-defense-budget" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chuck Hagel International Republican Institute United States Department of Defense War AFP Thu, 11 Apr 2013 18:31:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5812024 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. defense capability intact despite budget cuts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/us-defense-capability-intact-despite-budget-cuts <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> The United States military has been hard hit by sweeping budget cuts, but has not lost its capacity to stand up to an attack by North Korea, defense officials said Wednesday.</p><P>“We have every capability to deal with any action North Korea would take, to protect this country, and the interests of this country, and our allies,” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said at a briefing on the Pentagon’s 2014 proposed budget.</p><P>Hagel said the “sequester” -- sweeping government budget cuts that took effect last month -- has cut some US$ 41 billion from the defense department budget for fiscal y</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/us-defense-capability-intact-despite-budget-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chuck Hagel Environment Health Military budget of the United States Politics United States Department of Defense War Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 19:47:13 +0000 Asianet 5812236 at http://www.globalpost.com