Ashton Carter

CNN: Ashton Carter the Lead Defense Secretary Candidate

Ashton Carter According to a report by CNN, former Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is the lead candidate to succeed Chuck Hagel as defense secretary and will receive the nod ...
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Report: US Eyes Afghanistan Troop Increase in 2015

The U.S. government plans to retain an additional several hundred troops on top of what has been initially planned in Afghanistan in 2015 to address a potential force number scarcity ...
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US, Afghanistan Agree on Post-2014 Military Support

U.S. and Afghan officials have reached an agreement that establishes a U.S. presence in Afghanistan beyond this year and calls on nearly 10,000 U.S. soldiers to remain in Afghanistan ...
Gen. John Campbell

Gen. John Campbell Takes ISAF Command Post in Afghanistan; Chuck Hagel Comments

Gen. John Campbell Army Gen. John Campbell has started as commander of the NATO International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan. He succeeds Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford ...
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Mark Cherry: Air Force, Aurora Build Small UAS for Afghanistan ISR

The U.S. Air Force has partnered with Aurora Flight Sciences to develop a small unmanned aircraft system for usage in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations in ...
ArmyChopper

Anders Fogh Rasmussen: Afghanistan Must Sign Security Pact with US, NATO

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has called on Afghanistan to sign a defense security agreement with the U.S. and NATO in order to avoid potential training mission setbacks ...
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Gordon Adams: DoD to Face ‘Hard Choices’ With Smaller Overseas Contingency Budget

Some defense industry analysts believe the overseas contingency operations budget will eventually be eliminated as the U.S. moves forward from wartime operations in Afghanistan, Defense ...
Robert Hale

Robert Hale: Pentagon to Need War Budget Even After Troops Leave Afghanistan

Robert Hale The Defense Department will continue to request funding for operations in Afghanistan even after U.S. combat troops return home from that country, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Tony ...
Budget

White House Requests $60B Overseas Contingency Fund for DoD, State Dept.

The administration has submitted an overseas contingency operations spending plan requesting Congress to allot the Defense and State departments a total of $60 billion in 2015 for ...
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John Campbell Nominated to Lead Allied Forces in Afghanistan

Army Gen. John Campbell has been nominated by President Barack Obama to succeed Gen. Joseph Dunford as the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ...