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February 11, 2013
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  In the Pentagon 
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  On the Hill 
  • Obama thanks Panetta, shows support for Hagel
    Thanking Leon Panetta for his service, President Barack Obama bid farewell to the outgoing secretary of defense, and praised Panetta's leadership in the fight against al-Qaida. "Keeping us prepared will be the mission of my nominee to be the next secretary of defense, a combat veteran with the experience, judgment and vision that our troops deserve -- Chuck Hagel," Obama said. Reuters (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  On the Home Front 
  • Afghanistan vet receives Medal of Honor today
    Former Army Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha is becoming the fourth living Iraq or Afghanistan veteran to receive the Medal of Honor. Romesha is receiving the honor for his actions during a 13-hour battle in Afghanistan in 2009. USA Today (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Service Section News 
  • Why the U.S. Army needs free-market leadership
    The Army produces some of the best leaders around but wastes their potential by putting their careers under centralized control, writes Tim Kane. The Pentagon would do better to create a commander-based hiring system with electronic jobs boards to help young officers find the roles that suit their temperament and talents, Kane argues. The Washington Post/On Leadership blog (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Reserve Strength 
  • Army Reserve chief expects limited sequestration impact
    The Army Reserve wouldn't be significantly affected by sequestration, as it is the most cost-effective branch of the Army and has already accomplished required troop reductions, according to Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley, commander of the U.S. Army Reserve Command. "It seems right now we're not seeing a huge impact," Talley said recently. The Fayetteville Observer (N.C.) (2/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Reserve Life 
  • Report details U.S. war casualties since 2001
    The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have resulted in 129,731 diagnosed cases of post-traumatic stress syndrome, more than 1,700 life-altering limb amputations, 6,656 U.S. deaths and 253,330 instances of traumatic brain injury, according to a recent congressional study. Room blog (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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