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White House objects to proposed Defense cuts

The White House is objecting to Senate Republican efforts to scale back President Bush's defense spending plans, saying the move imperils the Bush administration's effort to upgrade the military while conducting operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

FBI to investigate Defense civilian killings in Iraq

U.S. and Iraqi officials working for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad were reeling Wednesday after the brutal deaths of three colleagues killed in what CPA officials called "a targeted act of terrorism."

Defense gets green light to hire experts at higher salaries

Under a new policy announced last week, the Defense Department will begin to recruit up to 2,500 “highly qualified experts” and pay them wages greater than other civil servants would receive.