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Defense budget would shrink U.S. Army, cut benefits

Defense budget would shrink U.S. Army, cut benefits

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The 2015 Pentagon budget will cut benefits for active-duty personnel and reduce the Army to pre-World War II levels, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.

U.S. and China armies to strengthen ties in coming months

BEIJING, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army will be increasing its formal cooperation with the huge Chinese army in the coming months, a senior U.S. general said Saturday.
Odierno comparisons of Guard, full-time soldiers 'disrespectful'

Odierno comparisons of Guard, full-time soldiers 'disrespectful'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A top U.S. general's comments that National Guard troops aren't trained as well as regular troops are "simply not true," says the head of a Guard organization.
U.S. invasion of Afghanistan began 12 years ago Monday

U.S. invasion of Afghanistan began 12 years ago Monday

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Operation Enduring Freedom, the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, began 12 years ago Monday.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.
By United Press International

Chief of staff says U.S. Army reducing number of combat teams

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army will reduce the number of brigade combat teams from 45 to 33 by the year 2017, the Army's chief of staff said.

U.S. general suspended for allegedly flubbing rape investigation

WASHINGTON, June 8 (UPI) -- The Pentagon says it has suspended a general in charge of U.S. Army forces in Japan for allegedly failing to investigate a reported sexual assault properly.

Military leaders concerned about military sex assault bills

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) -- The top U.S. military leaders told Congress of concerns about bills that would revamp military law by removing sexual assault cases from commanders.

Male military rape survivors speak out

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- Male survivors of rape while serving in the military say they are often deemed "liars and troublemakers" when they report abuse.

Commentary: Defense: Mutatis mutandis

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Sequestration, or confiscating something of value, gave pause to reassess a U.S. defense budget that is now 46 percent of the entire world’s defense spending.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

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Military chiefs note sequester's effects

Military chiefs note sequester's effects

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. military leaders said mandated budget cuts would have serious consequences, including the curtailing of training for 80 percent of the ground forces.
Odierno: Sequester puts security at risk

Odierno: Sequester puts security at risk

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Fiscal uncertainty over defense spending may degrade the military's ability to defend national interests for the next decade, said U.S. Army Gen. Ray Odierno.

Military leaders warn against budget cuts

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- The nation's top military leaders Tuesday painted a bleak picture for the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee should Congress not back off slated budget cuts.

Plea deferred at general's court-martial

FORT BRAGG, N.C., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair deferred entering a plea Tuesday at his Fort Bragg, N.C., arraignment on charges including fraud and forcible sodomy.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012.
By United Press International

Army plans global equipment realignment

WASHINGTON, July 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army is planning a reshuffling of combat equipment around the globe to better position itself for current and future threats, officials said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 10, 2012.
By United Press International
U.S. Army rethinking training

U.S. Army rethinking training

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- U.S. military leaders are planning an Army where conventional units will be deployed in tandem with Special Forces, officials say.

Joint Forces Command to be cut in half

HAMPTON, Va., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Employees of the U.S. Joint Forces Command say they have been warned that about half its staff can expect to lose their positions.
Meetings, gala speech on Obama's agenda

Meetings, gala speech on Obama's agenda

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Several closed-door meetings are on the Wednesday daily schedule for U.S. President Obama.

U.S. unlikely to resume Iraq combat role

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The top U.S. commander in Iraq suggested Sunday combat operations would resume only in the unlikely event of complete failure of Iraqi security forces.

General: Iraq ready to take over security

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Iraqi forces are ready to take over security operations as the U.S. military prepares to end its combat mission, the commander of U.S. forces in Iraq said.
Odierno: Iraq drawdown on schedule

Odierno: Iraq drawdown on schedule

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Army Gen. Ray Odierno said Wednesday U.S. forces in Iraq are on schedule to meet their 2011 drawdown target.

Rocket threat ups security at Iraq bases

BAGHDAD, July 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. commander in Iraq said Tuesday that security at some bases is being beefed up because of reports of terrorist infiltration from Iran.
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