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Pentagon proposes to shrink US Army to pre-WWII level

Pentagon proposes to shrink US Army to pre-WWII level

The Pentagon plans to scale back the US Army by more than an eighth to its lowest level since before World War II, signaling a shift after more than a decade of ground wars. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recommended shrinking […]


EADS to cut 5,800 jobs in Europe in restructuring

EADS to cut 5,800 jobs in Europe in restructuring

European aerospace giant EADS, the maker of Airbus aircraft, announced plans Monday to cut 5,800 jobs in its defence and space division over three years. The job cuts, part of a major restructuring in the face of falling orders, will […]


Spending Cuts Would Cause Chaos, Carter Says

Spending Cuts Would Cause Chaos, Carter Says

Deep, across-the-board spending cuts scheduled to take effect March 1 would cause chaos for the Defense Department, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said in a televised interview yesterday. Carter told Judy Woodruff on “PBS Newshour” that the department will […]


NATO Chief Calls for Defence Cuts Halt

NATO Chief Calls for Defence Cuts Halt

The NATO Secretary General has put out his clearest statement yet that he wants defence cuts to stop before they put populations at risk. Anders Fogh Rasmussen’s words at the Defence Ministers Meeting in Belgium come as David Cameron revealed […]


Obama to propose deep nuclear arms cuts: report

Obama to propose deep nuclear arms cuts: report

US President Barack Obama will use his State of the Union address on Tuesday to call for dramatic cuts in nuclear arsenals around the world, The New York Times has reported. Quoting unnamed administration officials, the newspaper said late Sunday […]


Army freezes hiring, cuts base ops, reduces training

Army freezes hiring, cuts base ops, reduces training

In advance of possible extreme budget cuts that could arrive in March, Army leadership has called for an immediate hiring freeze and spelled out other pre-emptive measures meant to help the service prepare for a fiscal cliff. In a memo […]


EADS announces up to 850 job cuts in defence arm

EADS announces up to 850 job cuts in defence arm

European aerospace group EADS, which controls Airbus, said on Friday that it would shed up to 850 jobs through voluntary departures in a restructuring of its defence and security arm Cassidian. The objective, announced in September, is to increase competitiveness […]


Official Describes Sequestration’s ‘Devastating’ Impact

Official Describes Sequestration’s ‘Devastating’ Impact

A senior Pentagon official today reflected on his past service in a hollow military as a precautionary tale to lawmakers to prevent sequestration from devastating the Defense Department’s budget. Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, shared […]


Senior Staff Cuts to Make MOD Less Top-Heavy

Senior Staff Cuts to Make MOD Less Top-Heavy

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has announced today that the new structure, which will be introduced from April 2013, will ensure that the MOD is less top-heavy, and is expected to save the Department around £3.8m a year. Around 26 civilian […]


 
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