Category Archives: personnel

Personnel spending cuts won’t help military readiness, key lawmaker warns


Military pay raises and benefits can’t be used to help balance the Pentagon’s budget without risking national security, the head of the House Armed Services Committee cautioned on Tuesday. “I see the challenge within personnel costs, but we have an all-volunteer military,” Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., said during a defense policy event sponsored by the […]

At least 2 Iraqi personnel wounded after 4 rockets strike Baghdad’s Green Zone


BAGHDAD — Four rockets struck inside Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone on Tuesday, Iraq’s military said, wounding at least two people and signaling an end to an informal truce announced by Iran-backed militias in October. The rockets were fired from the al-Amin al-Thaniyah neighborhood of Baghdad, according to the military’s statement. Two Iraqi security officials […]