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Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discuss the effects of sequestration during a news conference at the Pentagon, Jan. 10, 2013. Erin Kirk-Cuomo/DOD

Panetta to services: 'Prepare for the worst' on budget cuts

WASHINGTON — The secretary of defense has asked the services to immediately cut spending to offset the impact of possible sequestration in March...

Scholarship sources for military dependents

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For those of you with seniors graduating this year I am sure you are already dreading the Big “C” word – College!...

Military OneSource Provides Tax Assistance Service

WASHINGTON, As tax season nears, Military OneSource and H&R Block have joined forces again to provide a free online tax preparation service...

President Barack Obama announces his nominations of Chuck Hagel, second from left, as the next defense secretary and John Brennan, far right, as the next CIA director as Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, far left, looks on at the White House, Jan. 7, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

Obama announces nominees for next Defense Secretary, CIA Director

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2013 – President Barack Obama today announced his nominations to serve as the next leaders of the Defense Department and...

Popular Korean-American blogger, The Korean, gives his take on the dog meat debate, including his belief that strategies by animal rights groups have actually prolonged the industry’s deplorable conditions and made the situation worse for the dogs they claim to be defending.

Dog meat and the cultural conquistadors

WASHINGTON, DC -- I have a common sense solution to resolve, once and for all, most of the controversy surrounding Korea’s dog...

Dog meat protest by young Koreans have increased along with their passion.

The fight against the dog meat industry

BUSAN, South Korea -- Controversy over the consumption of dog meat continues in South Korea, with both sides passionate in their...

Tell us about your piece of paradise in the Pacific

Editor's Note: Folks, you have until Jan. 10 to submit your stories, so start writing! 

Each year Stars and Stripes publishes our...

Fiscal cliff legislation affects military, civilian paychecks

1/6/2013 - WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The legislation President Barack Obama signed Jan. 2 postponed the fiscal...

South: Drop in N. Korea defectors linked to tighter border security

SEOUL — Preliminary figures suggest North Korea has stepped up border security to discourage defectors, South Korean officials said Thursday....

South: Drop in N. Korea defectors linked to tighter border security

SEOUL — Preliminary figures suggest North Korea has stepped up border security to discourage defectors, South Korean officials said Thursday....

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