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March 13, 2013
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  • Pentagon asks Congress for flexibility in shifting funds
    The Pentagon has more money than it requested for weapons acquisitions but is facing a huge shortfall in funds for operations and maintenance, officials told Congress on Tuesday. They urged legislators to give the Pentagon more flexibility in choosing which programs to cut. "The only place to get immediate savings quickly as we bring the force down responsibly is to cut acquisition programs," said Christine Fox, director of the Pentagon's Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation. Reuters (3/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • N. Korea is highlighted in overview of threats to the U.S.
    Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on Tuesday provided Congress with an annual accounting of global threats to the U.S., citing North Korea as a growing concern. "The rhetoric [from North Korea], while it is propaganda-laced, is also an indicator of their attitude and perhaps their intent. ... I am very concerned about what they might do," Clapper said. The Associated Press (3/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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