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March 22, 2013
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  • 3 Marines dead after shooting at Quantico base
    A Marine reportedly shot and killed two fellow Marines and himself Thursday at the Marine Corps base in Quantico, Va. Neither the names of the Marines involved nor the shooter's motive have been disclosed. The victims were a man and a woman. (3/22) , CNN (3/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  In the Pentagon 
  • Analysis: U.S. base in Niger has growing strategic role
    The Air Force last month began flying unarmed Predator drones from a base in Niamey, Niger, a move that reflects the Pentagon's growing drone presence in Africa, Craig Whitlock writes. The White House announced last month that 100 military personnel were being deployed to Niger, but the Defense Department has released little information about operations at the base. Nigerian President Issoufou Mahamadou says his government requested the drones. The Washington Post (3/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  On the Hill 
  • Temporary spending bill pushes back DOD furloughs
    Furlough notices for civilian Pentagon employees are on hold for two weeks as the department combs through a continuing resolution spending bill just passed by Congress. The measure appears to free up some funds that could shrink the number of furlough days for Pentagon workers. The delay means the first furlough notices are set to go out April 5. Politico (Washington, D.C.) (3/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Reserve Strength 
  • DOD must stop waiting to plan budget cuts, analysts say
    The Pentagon needs to start figuring out how to implement sequester cuts instead of waiting for Congress to reverse them, defense analysts say. "The reality is they need to start planning for this staying in effect, and even if they start right now it's a little too late," said Todd Harrison, a defense budget analyst at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. Reuters (3/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Reserve Life 
  • Unemployment rates still high for young veterans
    Even though veterans' unemployment rates are beginning to decrease, for younger former military personnel they remain higher than the rate for the civilian workforce. The unemployment rate for veterans between 18 and 24 years old averaged 20.4% during 2012, 5 points higher than the rate for non-veterans in the same age group. (3/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
If we were all given by magic the power to read each other's thoughts, I suppose the first effect would be to dissolve all friendships."
--Bertrand Russell,
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