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The U.S. Fleet keeps its 11 carriers as well as 10 air wings. About a third of the cruiser fleet—seven ships—will be decommissioned early. But in all, no Navy program suffered a severe blow from the 2013 budget-cutting ax.
Pay caps, reduced retirement benefits and higher out-of-pocket costs for retiree health care are in the military’s future under the Defense Department’s new strategy that will be announced this afternoon.
Conservationists and American Indians are suing over the Navy's expanded use of sonar in exercises off the Washington, Oregon and California coasts, saying the noise can harass and kill whales and other marine life.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is expected to request, as early as tomorrow, two new rounds of military base closures in the United States as part of the Pentagon budget-cutting process, according to defense sources.