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National Journal - December 14, 2011, By Julia Edwards
Ten years of war has made Fort Bragg, N.C., and the neighboring city of Fayetteville a magnet for federal support and sympathy. But as the war in Iraq comes to an end this month, base and city officials hope President Obama will use his visit on Wednesday to allay their fears about a possible dwindling of population numbers and the Pentagon lifeline that has kept the area afloat—both economically and emotionally.
The Atlantic - December 14, 2011, By August Cole
The 1990s might not have been a decade of peace, but they were for big, U.S. defense firms. After decades of working for a Defense Department oriented toward the defeat of the Soviet Union, they struggled to adjust. During the 1980s the Pentagon had spent billions of dollars on developing and improving expensive hardware -- tanks, submarines, fighter jets -- but, in the post-Soviet '90s, their appetite shrank.
Stars and Stripes - December 13, 2011, By Travis J. Tritten
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa – Congress is poised to freeze funding for a multi-billion-dollar realignment of U.S. military forces in Japan and Guam under a defense budget bill hammered out Monday.
Association of Defense Communities - December 11, 2011
Information from several posts about the impact of the Army’s plan to trim 8,700 civilian positions by October 2012 indicates that the move will result in the elimination of 200 or fewer positions at many installations.
U.S. Department of Defense, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) - December 8, 2011
The Department of Army announced today it is moving forward with plans to reduce the size of its civilian employee workforce.
dailypress.com - December 7, 2011, By David Macaulay
HAMPTON – The City of Hampton is likely to seek $6 million in state assistance to buy land around Langley Air Force Base to protect the base from another round of possible defense closures.
Bloomberg Businessweek - December 7, 2011, By Tony Capaccio
Dec. 7 (Bloomberg) -- The White House and Pentagon are near agreement on a draft five-year defense budget that flattens expenditures though 2017, with the lowest war spending since 2004, according to an Office of Management and Budget document.
TheHill.com - December 5, 2011, By Jeremy Herb
The prospect of $600 billion in automatic defense cuts could drive an increasing number of smaller defense firms out of the industry — or out of business altogether.
Federal Times - December 4, 2011, By SEAN REILLY
A reduction in force. More base closings and consolidations. Big cuts to defense intelligence agencies.
Army Times - December 3, 2011, By Lance M. Bacon
Congress’ failure to make a deficit deal could cut the number of soldiers by up to 25 percent, leaving the smallest Army since just before World War II.
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