United States Department of Defense

  • Defense Cuts Increase Risks for Smallest Contractors

    As defense budget cuts drag on, and with the sequestration looming on the horizon, smaller contractors in the Pentagon’s supply chain are feeling the pinch. Whereas prime and top-tier firms have several if not dozens of contracts with the Department of Defense, allowing them to absorb losses from…

    The Fiscal Times
    • Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials

      WASHINGTON (AP) — The planned release of portions of the Senate report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

      Associated Press
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        • Lack of communication blamed for missteps in effort to free POW Bowe Bergdahl

          This undated image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. The nearly five-year effort to free the only American soldier held captive in Afghanistan is scattered among numerous federal agencies with a loosely organized group of people working on it mostly part time, according to two…

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          • Chelsea Manning: Not the Only Military Name Change

            With a stroke of his pen, President Harry Truman finished changing the name of the Department of War to the Department of Defense in 1949. The Pentagon has long replaced names it doesn't like A Kansas judge on Wednesday allowed Bradley Manning to change the imprisoned Army private’s name to Chelsea…

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