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.
A senior defense official said the president's pivot to Asia is being reconsidered under defense budget constraints, according to Defense News.
Putin said the ousting of Ukraine's president was an “unconstitutional coup.”
The Pentagon announced Monday evening that it has put on hold all military-to-military engagements between the U.S. and Russia, including exercises, bilateral meetings, port visits and planning conferences.
GOP wants Obama to resurrect missile defense sites in Eastern Europe.
President Obama on Monday warned Russia that it faced economic and diplomatic isolation for its military intervention in Crimea.
Defense budget experts predict the Pentagon will request war funding in 2015, even though U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan are scheduled to be over next year.
Analysts from the Center for Strategic and...
U.S. and western officials are calling for the deployment of international observers to Ukraine, to prevent further Russian incursions into Ukrainian territory.