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3 years 6 months ago

Gates: Defense spending about to decline

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates says defense spending is about to enter a steep decline that may force the Pentagon to abandon some military missions, shrink the armed forces and perhaps limit America's role in the world. In one of his final policy speeches before retiring next...

3 years 10 months ago

Pentagon plans to shrink budget over next 5 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates will cut $78 billion from the Pentagon budget in the next five years, money that will come from shrinking the military's ground force, increasing health care premiums for troops and other potentially unpopular cost-saving measures. The plan, announced Thursday, identifies a separate...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Motorist detained at Fort Carson

Fort Carson security workers reported a vehicle attempted to get into the base through an entrance near Butts Field Monday afternoon without stopping at the checkpoint. Workers were able to stop the vehicle later and apprehend the driver. As a precaution they closed all the gates into Fort Carson....

4 years 3 months ago

Obama to hold national security sitdown on Iraq

President Barack Obama sits down Wednesday with his national security team to talk about Iraq. All the heavy hitters will be there in the Situation Room, including Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, national security adviser James Jones and, by videoconference, the U.S. commander in Iraq,...

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