The latest news on defense spending
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department has begun planning for the roughly $500 billion in personnel and program cuts over a decade that will be needed if Congress and the White House fail to reach a deal that would avoid the double hit of tax hikes and automatic spending reductions dubbed the "fiscal cliff."
Officials claim Defense Intelligence Agency employees aren't being given new authority, but the developments must be closely watched.
The military also plays important humanitarian and peacekeeping operations that would be adversely affected by cuts to the defense budget.
Senators vow to complete the 2013 Pentagon bill that's two months past due.
As the permanent war economy is harming our growth, military spending may start to come down.
A new report shows irresponsible spending by the Defense Department in Afghanistan.
Marines, Army get back to pre-9/11 roots.
The world is still a dangerous place and cutting defense spending will restrict our ability to respond to threats abroad.
Loss of defense jobs can't prevent the government from getting serious about reducing the budget deficit.
Going off the cliff would make our current economic pain seem pleasant.