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March 25, 2013
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  In the Pentagon 
  • U.S. signs deal to help defend South Korea from possible attack
    The U.S. has agreed to provide support for South Korea in the event of an attack or "provocation" by North Korea. A statement released by the U.S. offered few details about what would constitute a provocation, but one South Korean official cited a 2010 shelling of Yeonpyeong Island by North Korea. Stars and Stripes (3/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Navy carriers have outlived their usefulness, critics say
    Some military officers are raising criticisms about Navy aircraft carriers, calling them too expensive and unwieldy in the face of sophisticated enemy weapons. "After 100 years, the carrier is rapidly approaching the end of its useful strategic life," wrote Capt. Henry Hendrix in a report published this month by the Center for a New American Security. Former Pentagon chief Robert Gates has warned that the carriers are vulnerable to anti-ship missiles and other foreign weapons. Defense News/Agence France-Presse (3/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • States hire consultant to help keep military bases open
    Virginia has joined Alabama and Florida in hiring the Spectrum Group to help analyze military assets ahead of a possible round of base realignments and closures. Spectrum will compile closure-risk assessments for each of Virginia's military bases. Officials say confidentiality agreements will prevent conflicts of interest involving Spectrum and various states. The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk) (3/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Despite furloughs, feds still posting job ads
    The federal government this month posted 4,600 job listings on USAJobs over a one-week period, despite thousands of workers facing furloughs. "One thing for sure about hiring freezes: They always begin to melt as soon as they are put into place. Does anyone want to land at a major airport that doesn't have an air traffic controller?" said Don Kettl, dean of the University of Maryland School of Public Policy. The Baltimore Sun (3/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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