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Should Veterans With PTSD Be Exempt From the Death Penalty?

Some legal experts argue a categorical ban is justified.

Panel Recommends Scrapping Current Military Pension System

January 29, 2015 by · Comment
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Commission proposes a 'blended' approach to retirement benefits as well as moving dependents and some retirees off TRICARE.

Joint Chiefs Warn Against Sequestration, Again

Like a tragic Greek chorus, the Joint Chiefs again warned of the dire consequences of sequestration, although Congress is unlikely to act.

Panel Expected to Call For Major Changes to Military Retirement and Health Benefits

January 28, 2015 by · Comment
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Commission reportedly will recommend a new retirement system that would result in less generous pensions.

Senators Reintroduce Sick Leave Bill for Disabled Vets

January 26, 2015 by · Comment
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Legislation would give 104 hours of sick leave up front to first-year feds who are wounded warriors.

The Pentagon Has No Idea How Many Employees It Needs

January 23, 2015 by · Comment
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Laws capping number of employees have been waived since 2002.

Obama Won’t Hear Cheers in India on Afghanistan Policy

New Delhi worries about effect of U.S. military pullout in Afghanistan.

Geospatial Agency Chief Takes Care Not to Oversell Intelligence on the Islamic State

January 22, 2015 by · Comment
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Cardillo praises Defense agency’s new transparency, role in Ebola crisis.

Republican Lawmakers Again Propose Slashing 115,000 Civilian Defense Jobs

January 20, 2015 by · Comment
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Bill would target both rank-and-file and senior execs at the Pentagon.

The Savings from Seven Key Afghanistan Audits: $1.1 Billion

January 20, 2015 by · Comment
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SIGAR’s summary shows Defense Department declined to implement 35 of 209 recommendations.

Air Force Doubles Bonus Pay for Drone Pilots

January 16, 2015 by · Comment
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Eligible personnel will receive monthly incentive pay of $1,500 -- up from the current rate of $650.

Pentagon: Hackers Didn’t Get Classified Information From Hack

Military Twitter and YouTube accounts were hijacked just as Obama was pushing for better cybersecurity.

White House: France Must Remain Vigilant Against Terrorism

The president addressed two terrorist attacks near Paris on Friday that left several people dead, including the perpetrators.

The FBI Is Working With France to Find the Charlie Hebdo Gunmen

Agents are conducting “various database searches” to hunt down the attackers.

What a Homeland Security Shutdown Would Look Like

Even if DHS funding ends, most employees would likely keep working, and Obama's executive order could too.

Report: The Air Force Needs More Drone Operators

An unnamed senior military official told the Daily Beast that the force has been at the “breaking point” for a “long time.”

Feinstein Sends the White House Instructions for Ceasing ‘Future Use of Torture’

Dianne Feinstein is putting pressure on Obama to create a permanent ban on the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation” practices.

Navy Joins AirAsia Search Efforts

January 5, 2015 by · Comment
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Pentagon deploys two ships to the Java Sea.

The U.S. Government’s Foreign-Language Problem

Alleged discrimination against FBI employees with overseas ties is only the latest difficulty the government has had with interpreters and translators.

Who Really Crosses the U.S.-Mexico Border?

The total number of unauthorized immigrants apprehended is on the rise, but they're no longer coming from America's nearest neighbor.

How Hard Will New Home-Loan Limits Hit Veterans?

Congress put a limit on a popular and successful VA home loan program. Here's what that means for military home-buyers.

Pass-Through Contracts for War Zones Need Monitoring, GAO Finds

December 29, 2014 by · Comment
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Pentagon, State and USAID could be at risk of overpaying subcontractors.

Two Drone Strikes in Pakistan Kill Militants

The assault, believed to have been carried out by the U.S., targeted areas known to shelter Taliban and al-Qaeda extremists.

Defense Secretary Nominee Forms Circle of Advisers

Ashton Carter designates small team to help in confirmation process.

Anti-ISIS Operation Gets Its Own Inspector General

December 23, 2014 by · Comment
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Pentagon watchdog to lead audits of military and foreign aid campaigns.

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