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San Antonio Express-News - June 25, 2012, By Gary Martin
WASHINGTON — The alarm is sounded. More than 1 million defense-related jobs — including 91,000 in Texas — could be lost if Congress fails to act on budget deals to forestall across-the-board cuts, Obama administration officials and lawmakers have warned.
The Washington Times - June 21, 2012, By Rowan Scarborough
Congress is poised to deliver a defeat to the Obama administration on one of its main defense policies in the new budget - base closings.
MSNBC - June 21, 2012, By Eve Tahmincioglu
As the war in Afghanistan winds down, the impact on the nation’s employment picture goes beyond veterans returning home who are looking for work.
KTAR Arizona - June 21, 2012, By Jim Cross
PHOENIX -- Up to $500 billion in automatic defense cuts could take effect in January if congressional leaders can't reach a deficit reduction deal, according to Reuters.
Bangor Daily News - June 21, 2012, By Christopher Cousins
BRUNSWICK, Maine — The former Brunswick Naval Air Station could become a center for the research and development of green energy solutions that benefit tenants at the former base with lower electricity costs if plans that have been in the works for several years move forward.
GovExec.com - June 19, 2012, By Andrew Lapin
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey said Tuesday that automatic cuts to the Defense Department’s budget resulting from the sequestration deal struck by the Obama administration and Congress would have to come from military operations, maintenance, training and modernization.
National Defense Magazine - June 19, 2012, By Sandra Erwin
The federal budget stalemate that began nine months ago and might not be resolved until after the November election is likely to cause lasting damage to the defense industry, said Robert J. Stevens, chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corp.
The Connecticut Mirror - June 14, 2012, By Ana Radelat
Washington -- While Connecticut's congressional delegation says another round of base closings is dead on arrival, supporters of the Navy's submarine base in the Groton area already on the defensive.
DefenseNews - June 14, 2012, By Rick Maze
The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee chairman predicted June 14 that Congress will find a way to avoid automatic budget cuts in January that could hurt national security, but he added that any ultimate budget agreement won’t leave the U.S. Defense Department unscathed.
POLITICO - June 13, 2012, By Austin Wright
Facing economic uncertainty, defense contractors are plotting to spur Congress to nix the automatic budget cuts set to begin next year.
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