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Topic - George Little
In the wake of financial woes, officials in Memphis are working on a new plan for managing parks and other recreation along the Mississippi River.
The Pentagon issued Thursday a strong rebuke to Russian President Vladimir Putin's op-ed in the New York Times, which lectured the U.S. on the use of the force and working through the U.N. to resolve international conflicts.
The Navy will keep four destroyers in the eastern Mediterranean and an aircraft carrier strike group in the Red Sea to maintain a "strong military posture" for a potential strike on Syria, the Pentagon said Thursday.
The United States has decided to delay the delivery of four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt's military following its July 3 overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi, a Pentagon official said.
The Pentagon estimates that its civilian workers' furloughs will save the Defense Department about $1.8 billion by the end of the fiscal year in September, officials say.
The Pentagon is reaching out to the Chinese military to get its cooperation in managing tensions on the Korean Peninsula, Pentagon officials said.
Pentagon officials are reconsidering how to implement furloughs of 800,000 civilian workers since Congress last week passed a continuing resolution that provides an additional $10 billion for defense spending through September.
The Pentagon has decided to delay issuance of its civilian furlough notices for about two weeks, after Congress passed a continuing resolution that will provide defense funding through the end of the fiscal.
United States B-52 bombers carried out simulated nuclear bombing raids on North Korea as part of ongoing U.S.-South Korean military exercises, Pentagon officials said on Monday.
The Pentagon officially announced Monday that it has begun reassessing its defense strategy in light of budget constraints.
Military families will suffer under automatic spending cuts that began Friday because there will be fewer teachers on military bases, defense officials said Monday.
The Pentagon on Thursday said it was not providing any type of military training, after The New York Times reported that the U.S. was training Syrian rebels.
The Pentagon is moving toward setting up a military base in northwest Africa from which to operate surveillance drones to collect intelligence on Islamic militants in the region, several U.S. defense officials said Tuesday.
The Defense Department is providing some support to French troops in their military campaign against al Qaeda in Mali, and is considering more assistance, depending on France's needs, Pentagon press secretary George Little said Tuesday.
Defense officials have begun "serious planning" for automatic spending cuts that could force the Pentagon to lay off hundreds of thousands of civilian workers as it reduces its budget by $500 billion over the next 10 years.
"The only thing we're not considering is casinos," he said, noting the legal barriers to that option. "Short of that, I think all other possibilities are open to discussion."
The park won't close but Little said changes are needed.