The United States military has halted its ground cargo shipments from Afghanistan via Pakistan after protests over drone strikes posed risks to its drivers. Pakistanis have blocked the US main supply route to Afghanistan in north-western Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, and protestors have been harassing truck drivers and turning back vehicles carrying Nato provisions, the BBC reports. Pentagon ...
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US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday announced plans to cut his Pentagon staff by 20 percent, which would save about 1 billion dollars from 2014 to 2019.Hagel said the cuts, first announced in broad terms earlier this year, will first start with his own staff and shed about 200 workers from a team of 2,400."With the Pentagon confronting historically deep and steep and abrupt ...
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The Army National Guard, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Air National Guard announced this week a decrease in activated National Guard members and reservists, while the Army Reserve, Air Force Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve announced an increase of activated reservists. The net collective result is 238 fewer activated National Guard members and reservists in comparison to last week. ...
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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Wednesday that he's cutting his Pentagon staff by 20 percent in an effort to save at least $1 billion over five years, as part of broader across-the-board cutbacks at the Defense ...
By Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2013 The Defense Department's senior leaders announced changes today in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Staff designed to save money and better align the department's structures and ...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says cutting his Pentagon staff by 20 percent will save at least $1 billion over five years. At a Pentagon news conference Wednesday, Hagel laid out details of the plan, which was announced in broad terms last summer. It is part of a larger proposal to reorganize his staff and trim the budgets of various civilian defense headquarters. Hagel also ...
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BAGHDAD, Iraq - Unidentified gunmen have abducted and killed at least 18 Sunni Muslim men in Baghdad in a move that holds potential of furthering Shia-Sunni sectarian divide in the war-torn country.
Police said it found bodies of abducted men riddled with bullets Friday, dumped on a farm near the predominantly Sunni neighborhood.
Citing witnesses they said armed men in sports utility vehicles and dressed in military uniforms flocked into the neighborhood of Mashahdi in northern Baghdad late Thursday.
They singled out 18 people and took them along, the police said.
The New York Times said that the victims included a leader from the Dulaimi tribe one of the largest and most prominent Sunni tribes in Iraq his son, a local municipal official and an army and police officer.
A farmer in the area, Kareem al-Jasim, said he witnessed the abduction by men "dressed in military uniforms" who searched houses about an hour.
They took the municipal employee and others along with them in an apparent show of official business.
"Whenever they arrested someone I could hear women shouting 'please don't take him,' " he said in an interview. "They said that they will just ask them some questions and release them, but we found them all killed in the morning. ...
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