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More than $1 trillion in sequestration-related defense cuts, slated for now through 2021, "would significantly increase risks both in the short- and long-term," according to a report released by the Pentagon.
The approved boost to sea pay for sailors and Marines serving aboard ships will take effect May 1, the Navy announced Monday. Sailors and Marines could see as much as a 25 percent increase in the monthly stipend.
The sergeant major of the Marine Corps issued a letter to all Marines trying to explain his recent congressional testimony in which he said Marines preferred better equipment over high pay and that lowering pay raises would improve discipline.
U.S. Navy officials told a government watchdog the Littoral Combat Ship fleet is ill suited for duty in the Pacific, according to a Government Accountability Office report.