Defense leaders said Wednesday if lawmakers do not undo defense budget caps known as sequestration, the U.S. would not be able to implement its defense strategy.
The CIA allegedly monitored the Senate Intelligence Committee’s computers.
Defense leaders are telling Congress it has to tackle sequestration again.
The Pentagon started off the 2015 budget season Tuesday with a $496 billion budget that’s sure to face a chorus of critics on Capitol Hill.
The U.S. played down a Russian launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile on Tuesday as the two sides face-off over a crisis in Ukraine.
"This was a previously notified and routine test launch of an ICBM,”...
The Pentagon’s 2015 budget request includes $153.9 billion for new weapons programs, trimming procurement funding as the Pentagon grapples with budget constraints under sequestration.
The Pentagon will request tens of billions of dollars in wartime funding for 2015, despite the expected end of U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan by December 2014.
The Pentagon plans to reduce the number of its civilian workers from about 755,400 in 2014 to 749,100 in 2015 — a reduction of 6,300 workers, or 1 percent, according to its 2015 defense budget request.
The Pentagon warned that its long-term military strategy is at risk under looming cuts.
The budget would cut the size of the Army while still breaking through spending limits.