The Army officer argued that promos should use more “average-looking women.”
Draft plan would cut education, healthcare and housing benefits.
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said Monday that it won’t lower physical standards as it prepares to open ground combat and other jobs to women.
In an interview with USA Today, Odierno said the Army won’t change its physical standards as it prepares to comply with the Pentagon’s directive to allow women to serve in combat roles.
Former Pentagon head and Eagle Scout, Gates says he is honored to take new role.
More than two dozen Americans who survived the attack have not been seen or heard from in public since.
Cuts aren't hitting contractors’ bottom lines.
The Topline: Top Army leaders were armed with plenty of warnings about the dangers of defense budget cuts at this year’s Association of the United States Army conference.
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said Monday that only two brigades were combat-ready because of the cuts to readiness.
“Right now, we have in the Army two brigades that are trained. That's it. Two,” Odierno said at an AUSA press conference with Army Secretary John McHugh.
“The worst-case scenario is you ask me to deploy thousands of soldiers somewhere, and we have not properly trained them to go, because we simply don't have the dollars and money because of the way sequestration is laid out, that it makes it more difficult,” he said.
Budget cuts mean only two Army brigades are combat-ready, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said Monday.
International inspection teams in Syria have begun the arduous job of dismantling Syria's chemical weapon stockpiles, destroying "critical equipment" at several sites across the country.
Inspectors from the Netherlands-based Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) announced Wednesday they had demolished weapons-related equipment at six sites inside Syria.
Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.) has the inside track to become the House’s top defense appropriator after Rep. Bill Young (R-Fla.) retires at the end of 2014.
One senior defense lobbyist told The Hill that Frelinghuysen is the clear successor to Young as the next Defense Appropriations chairman — provided Republicans stay in the majority — because he was already picked for the role last year.
Young was term-limited as the subcommittee chairman at the end of 2012, the lobbyist said, and Frelinghuysen, the No. 2 Republican on the defense panel, was expected to succeed him.
Instead, Young requested and received a waiver to remain the chairman for one more term.