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February 13, 2013
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  • Pentagon considers cuts in UAV programs
    The Pentagon is considering cutting back programs for unmanned aerial vehicles. The Department of Defense spent nearly $4 billion on UAVs in the past fiscal year. "We are trying to do the analysis and engage in the discussion to say at some point the downturn in operations and the upsurge in capabilities has got to meet," said Gen. Mike Hostage, commander of Air Combat Command. Associated Press (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Marine Corps units might soon lack readiness, Amos says
    More than half of Marine Corps units will lack sufficient readiness to deploy if military spending limits aren't increased, Marine Commandant Gen. James Amos said Tuesday. A continuing resolution that limits defense spending has already forced the Marine Corps to reduce spending on equipment and training, Amos said. The Washington Times (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Deployments could become longer under sequestration
    Soldiers who deploy this year to Afghanistan will have to stay longer than 12 months if sequestration takes effect next month, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said Tuesday. The Army would not have a sufficient budget to train the soldiers that would replace those troops, Odierno said. (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Veterans with PTSD get psychiatric meds not supported by guidelines
    Researchers looking at the records of 356,958 veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder found that the majority of them were given psychiatric drugs not supported by guidelines developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense. Data showed that 65.7% of veterans were given selective serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, while 37% and 25.6% were prescribed benzodiazepines and second-generation antipsychotic medications, respectively. The study appeared in the journal Psychiatric Services. United Press International (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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