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James Amos Updates Marine Corps 2016 Drawdown Numbers

Gen. James Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps, has revealed that another 8,000 Marines may have to leave active duty as a result of defense budget cuts, Military Times reported Wednesday. Dan Lamothe writes that number comes on top of a planned drawdown of 20,000 personnel by late 2016 that …

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Gates Recommends Gen. James Amos as Commandant of Marine Corps

According to Pentagon officials, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has recommended Gen. James Amos to serve as the next commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. The career aviator would succeed Gen. James Conway, who plans to retire in the fall. Gates also recommended Lt. Gen. Joseph Dunford as replacement for …

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Shutdown Could Force NNSA to Close Sandia, Los Alamos National Labs

The National Nuclear Security Administration is preparing to cease operations at New Mexico-based Sandia and Los Alamos national laboratories should the government shutdown continue to Oct. 21, ABQJournal reported Wednesday. James Monteleone writes the NNSA’s plan could ultimately lead to nearly 18,000 furloughs in the New Mexico labs. “If a …

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Gen. Joseph Dunford Assumes Marine Corps Commandant Role

Gen. Joseph Dunford, the former International Security Assistance Force commander in Afghanistan, has taken a new role as the Marine Corps‘ commandant, DoD News reported Friday. Claudette Roulo writes Gen. James Amos formally transferred USMC responsibility to Dunford during a change-of-command event held Friday at Marine Barracks in Washington. Amos, …

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Military Service Chiefs Ask Congress For Spending Flexibility

The top uniformed officers from the four military branches asked a House subcommittee Tuesday to give them spending flexibility now that automatic sequestration budget cuts are in effect. American Forces Press Service reports the House Appropriations Subcommittee for Military Construction and Veteran Affairs heard testimony from Army Chief of Staff Gen. …

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Military Leaders Outline Sequestration Impacts To Senate Panel

Four of the nation’s top military leaders outlined what they see as the potential impacts of sequestration cuts on the individual services branches before a Senate panel Wednesday, American Forces Press Service reports. The Senate Armed Services Committee heard testimony from Army Gen. Ray Odierno, chief of staff; Navy Adm. …

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