Pentagon to Close Va. Military Command, Shed Contractor Jobs

Seeking to make the Pentagon more efficient, Defense Secretary Robert Gates outlined a series of job cuts as the Defense Department eliminates one of the military's 10 major commands, reduces the number of outside contractors by 10 percent in each of the next three years and trims the number of generals and admirals in the ranks. The belt-tightening measures are part of an ongoing two-year effort to make the Defense Department more efficient by reducing overhead costs, Gates said. That will...Full Story
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