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U.S. Troops Leave Afghan Outposts, Still Facing Fire

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When the last American soldiers to occupy this squat, lonely outpost in southern Afghanistan pulled out this week, they left the same way earlier units had arrived: ready for a fight.

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Clapper: Sequestration 'quite damaging' to national intelligence

Defense leaders have been raising the alarm about sequestration, the automatic budget cuts slated to go into effect next month that would lop nearly 10 percent from the Defense budget.

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Not surprising.

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Defense contractors rethinking veteran support

Ever since President Obama started bringing troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan, military veterans have been increasingly entering the civilian sector in search of new careers.

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Army plows ahead with troubled war-zone program

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A $250 million Army program designed to aid U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan has been riddled by serious problems that include payroll padding, sexual harassment and racism, a USA TODAY probe has found.

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More information on the much maligned Human Terrain System.

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Pentagon aims ax to make a point with sequester cuts, uses worst-case scenarios to force deal

Pentagon aims ax to make a point with sequester cuts, uses worst-case scenarios to force deal | The Defense & Aerospace Forecast | Scoop.it

The Obama administration is putting attention-getting Pentagon projects on the chopping block in a bid to pressure Congressinto making a deal that avoids $46 billion in military budget cuts March 1, analysts and congressional officials say.

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McCain: Hagel confirmation imminent

Arizona Sen. John McCain says it's time to let Chuck Hagel take the top job at the Pentagon, even though he called the defense secretary nominee "the most unimpressive that I've ever seen."

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Top 100 arms makers' arms sales fall in 2011: study

Arms sales by the 100 biggest weapons makers fell for the first time since the mid-90s in 2011 as economies slowed and military equipment purchases were reduced for operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, a leading think-tank said on Monday.

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Mandiant in the spotlight as cyber attacks on companies increase

Alexandria-based Mandiant responds to hundreds of cybersecurity attacks on companies every year, and most of them are never mentioned beyond the victim company’s walls.

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