Contradicting a White House statement last month, the top U.S. military official said Afghan President Hamid Karzai can continue to delay signing an agreement on a post-2014 U.S. military presence until as late as June.
The U.S. inspector general for Afghanistan objected to the finding of a military investigation that there was no wrongdoing in a decision to keep building a regional headquarters that commanders in the war zone said they didn’t need or want.
The U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship lacks the robust communications systems needed to transmit critical data to support facilities ashore, according to an unreleased congressional audit, the latest in a succession of troubles for the $34 billion shipbuilding program.
The Pentagon won’t buy more Mi-17 helicopters from Rosoboronexport, Russia’s state-run arms trader, after completing a $572 million contract signed in June, a Defense Department spokeswoman said yesterday.
The Pentagon won’t buy more Mi-17 helicopters from Rosoboronexport, Russia’s state-owned export company, after completing a $572 million contract signed in June, according to a Defense Department spokeswoman.
The U.S. Navy suspended access to classified information for two of its top admirals handling intelligence matters after putting them on leave this week pending a review of allegations connected to a bribery investigation.
A Senate committee chairman has demanded that the Pentagon explain four audits -- two involving Boeing Co. -- that he said shows the Department of Defense may be paying billions of dollars extra for spare parts.
Afghanistan’s military is making “substantial progress” by taking the lead on most military operations, while it remains hobbled by inadequate training and persistent corruption, according to a Pentagon report.