The nation’s top national security agencies are failing to properly report instances of misconduct by independent contractors, many of whom hold top-secret security clearances, according to a new report by the Defense Department’s Inspector General.
The Obama administration is withholding urgently needed non-lethal military equipment to Ukraine under restrictions that view body armor, night vision goggles, radios, and fuel as destabilizing “force multipliers,” according to a bipartisan assessment of Ukraine’s military needs.
A group of bipartisan congressmen, led by Rep. Randy Forbes (R., Va.), sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel in support of maintaining current aircraft carrier fleet levels, Defense News reports.
The Department of Defense announced that fighter jets from the Continental United States North American Aerospace Defense Command Region (CONR) will conduct an air defense exercise Tuesday to prepare to protect the skies around MetLife Stadium in New Jersey for the Super Bowl.
The Defense Department removed 20 locations from its imminent danger pay lists. The removal will go into effect on June 1 and will potentially affect tens of thousands of troops, Military Times reports.
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.