U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said July 10 that if faced with $52 billion in automatic cuts next year, the Pentagon would do its best to “seek management efficiencies and controls on compensation growth before making cuts to force structure, modernization and readiness.”
The Pentagon is eyeing plans to eliminate danger pay for service members in as many as 18 countries and five waterways around the world, saving about $120 million each year while taking a bite out of troops’ salaries, The Associated Press has learned.
Alcoa Inc., the largest U.S. aluminum producer, reported earnings that beat analysts’ estimates following a better-than-expected performance at its unit that supplies components to aerospace and power companies.
OC Oerlikon Corp. and Sulzer AG, which both have Victor Vekselberg as their largest shareholder, are making independent forays into metal coatings for airplane parts, the head of Oerlikon’s coating business said.
Fixed-price contracts aren’t necessarily more effective in curbing overruns during the development and initial production of weapons systems, according to a Pentagon study.
The U.S. military is putting finishing touches on a $34 million regional headquarters in Afghanistan that may never be used as American troops pack up to come home.
For U.S. Army SSergeant Shawn Manning, Nov. 5, 2009, was a routine day at Fort Hood, Texas, waiting for a health checkup before his scheduled deployment to Afghanistan. Suddenly, he heard someone yell “Allahu akbar” – Arabic for God is Great – before the first of six bullets slammed into his chest, piercing his right lung and liver.
A descendant of Col. Charles Beckwith, who in 1977 founded the Army’s Delta Force that today hunts and kills Islamic terrorists, passed the test in May to become a member of the elite special operations forces.
Spend the money! Spend it all! Spend it now! That’s the distinct impression created by a recent e-mail sent by Defense Information Systems Agency contracting and budget officers to their colleagues.
California is moving to help the federal government cut the backlog of veterans’ disability claims with a new law creating a 36-member state strike force to help the Veterans Affairs Department process claims.
The job market for veterans “is brighter than it has been,” but the government still needs to concentrate on improving basic job-hunting knowledge and translating military-learned skills into civilian jobs, the vice chairwoman of the Joint Economic Committee said July 10.
As Christmas 2011 approached, U.S. Army medic Shawn Aiken was once gain locked in desperate battle with a formidable foe. Not insurgents in Iraq, or Taliban fighters in Afghanistan – enemies he had already encountered with distinguished bravery.
Army medic Shawn Aiken returned to the U.S. with multiple war injuries, and soon found himself struggling to feed his family as the Pentagon charged him for alleged debts that he didn’t actually owe.
Four months after 25-year Air Force veteran George Koffler retired, the Defense Department demanded that he give back $4,034.67 in pay it said he hadn’t deserved.
The basic design for Europe’s next generation rocket, the Ariane 6, has been selected.
During the Libyan conflict in 2011 British forces had to use maps supplied by German intelligence because of cutbacks in the Ministry of Defence, it has emerged.
Up to 2,000 Libyan troops are to be brought to the United Kingdom for training by the British Army, the government has announced.
The number of U.K. troops in Afghanistan will fall to about 6,000 by the autumn, the defence secretary has said.
China’s military has the world’s “most active and diverse ballistic missile program,” with an expanding inventory of nuclear warheads that can reach the U.S., according to a Pentagon intelligence report.