The Obama administration declined to comment on Sunday on provocative state-run Chinese media reports outlining Beijing’s nuclear war plans, including land-based and submarine-launched missile strikes on U.S. cities that would kill up to 12 million people.
Lawmakers and defense experts proposed on Wednesday a bevy of reforms to military spending but said billions in indiscriminate budget cuts and political sensitivity to veterans’ issues will likely result in inaction.
Judicial Watch obtained Defense Department training materials on Friday that described conservative and civil liberties organizations as “hate groups.”
Defense experts differed on the implications of the Pentagon’s shrinking budget for national security and global stability at a hotly contested debate Wednesday.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel pledged a full review of all civilian contractors on Tuesday, putting emphasis on determining the exact number of expensive private contractors employed by the Department of Defense.
The Defense Department came under fire on Thursday for a U.S. Army Reserve presentation that classified Catholics and evangelical Protestants as “extremist” religious groups, alongside al Qaeda and the Ku Klux Klan.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel tried to mollify worried military leaders Wednesday as he spoke publicly for the first time about the Defense Department’s pressing budgetary woes.
The Department of Homeland Security came under fire at a congressional hearing on Tuesday morning for bloated payrolls, misleading statements about the sequestration, and failing to prepare adequately for the impending budget cuts.
The Department of Defense released a report in February 2012 raising significant concerns to Congress about integrating women into combat units, an issue receiving renewed attention given outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s recent announcement that women would be allowed in combat roles.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO)’s annual audit of the government, released Thursday, raises serious concerns about the federal government’s long-term financial stability and the effectiveness of Obamacare’s cost-curbing measures.