STAFF BLOG SHOOTIN' THE WIT Defense beyond football... and baseball
Ive always thought Martial Arts or anything of the sort was dorky, not to mention weird and 100% fake. Watching participants in parades or movies was uninteresting to say the least. Knowing how to r... Posted on 9/23/11 at 11:57 AM
STAFF BLOG FAITH FORUM NPR: Secretary of Defense called Florida pastor Terry Jones
The Pentagon's press secretary says that Secretary of Defense Robert Gates called Florida pastor Terry Jones and "urged the Pastor not to proceed with it," NPR reports.
Press secretary Geoff Morrel... Posted on 9/9/10 at 7:51 PM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND N.D. soldiers remain in Iraq
From a news release:
Despite the drawdown of troops in Iraq, about 60 North Dakota National Guardsmen remain. Eight of those serve with the 1st Battalion, 188thAir Defense Artillery Regiment,led by S... Posted on 9/9/10 at 12:08 PM
A deeply divided Senate voted on Tuesday to confirm Republican Chuck Hagel to be the nation's next defense secretary, handing President Barack Obama's pick the top Pentagon job just days before billions of dollars in automatic, across-the-board budget cuts hit the military.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama moved Monday to seal an overhaul of his national security team, selecting Army Gen. Martin Dempsey as the next Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman amid protracted battle in Afghanistan, U.S. involvement in the NATO-led effort against Libya's Moammar Gadhafi and a winding down of the war in Iraq.
By Darlene Superville, The Associated Press
, May 30, 2011
WASHINGTON — War-weary Republicans and Democrats on Thursday sent the strongest message yet to President Barack Obama to end the war in Afghanistan as the commander in chief decides how many U.S. troops to withdraw this summer.
By Donna Cassata, The Associated Press
, May 26, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents hired to transport nuclear weapons and components sometimes got drunk while on convoy missions, a government watchdog said Monday. In an incident last year, police detained two agents who went to a bar during an assignment.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday that tough economic times require that he shutter a major command that employs some 5,000 people around Norfolk, Va., and begin to eliminate other jobs throughout the military.
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon doesn’t want it. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says it’s unnecessary. Former President George W. Bush was against it, as is Barack Obama, who has threatened to veto a defense authorization bill that includes it.
An executive for the Sierra Nevada Corp., a defense contractor based in Nevada, wanted to know why he should contribute $20,000 to Rep. Peter Visclosky, an Indiana Democrat. A colleague replied that Sierra Nevada was working with PMA, a Washington, D.C.-based lobbying firm, to curry favor with Visclosky, a key member of the subcommittee that funded defense projects.
Forget the play-calling, the audibles and any perceived rift between Brett Favre and Brad Childress.
The way defensive end Jared Allen sees it, the veteran Vikings defense is the biggest reason Minnesota lost the game in Chicago on Monday night and earn a chance to move closer to a first-round bye in the NFC playoffs.
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