Aug 5

Judge refers Army soldier to grand jury 
    (Reuters)

Reuters – A judge weighing the case against an Army soldier accused of a terror plot to bomb soldiers from a Texas military base on Thursday said there was sufficient evidence to refer the charges to a grand jury. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 5

US soldier in Texas plot had bomb materials: court 
    (AFP)

AFP – A US soldier of Palestinian descent had collected everything he needed to build a bomb and attack the area around a sprawling Texas military base, FBI agents told a court Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 5

Obama picks new deputy defense chief 
    (AFP)

AFP – President Barack Obama has chosen as his new deputy defense secretary Ashton Carter, a top Pentagon official who dealt with North Korea and the denuclearization of former Soviet republics. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 5

Fears for US Army bullet-proof vests over poor tests 
    (AFP)

AFP – Fears were raised Thursday that five million inserts added to bullet-proof vests given to US troops, currently fighting in two wars, may not meet standards due to poor testing, a Pentagon report said. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 5

Pentagon chief 'concerned' about future budget cuts 
    (AFP)

AFP – US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday he was “particularly concerned” about the possibility of further cuts in military spending under a compromise deal to avert a US debt default. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 5

Missing credentials harm jobless veterans 
    (Reuters)

Reuters – Army officer Donna Bachler has not had a regular paycheck since she left active duty four years ago, even though she boasts the kind of skills employers vie for. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 4

Fears for US Army bullet-proof vests over poor tests 
    (AFP)

AFP – Fears were raised Thursday that five million inserts added to bullet-proof vests given to US troops, currently fighting in two wars, may not meet standards due to poor testing, a Pentagon report said. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 4

Pentagon chief 'concerned' about future budget cuts 
    (AFP)

AFP – US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday he was “particularly concerned” about the possibility of further cuts in military spending under a compromise deal to avert a US debt default. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 4

Missing credentials hamper jobless veterans 
    (Reuters)

Reuters – Army Officer Donna Bachler hasn’t had a regular paycheck since she left active duty four years ago, even though she boasts the kind of skills employers vie for. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 4

Panetta warns against sweeping defense budget cuts 
    (Reuters)

Reuters – Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned on Wednesday that any across-the-board cuts to defense spending as part of the next stage of deficit reduction efforts could do “real damage” to national security. Read the rest of this entry »

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