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Pentagon chief sounds alarm over US budget cuts

Last Updated: Sunday, November 17, 2013, 16:12

Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel sounded an alarm bell about budget cuts he said threaten America`s security and global military role, while "gambling" over the risk of an unexpected threat.

US budget cuts force military jets to drop air shows

Last Updated: Monday, March 11, 2013, 00:23

Even a rural festival celebrating the harvest of Georgia`s famous sweet onions isn`t safe from the federal budget battle 1,000 kilometres away.

Barack Obama jokes about budget cuts, Biden at exclusive dinner

Last Updated: Sunday, March 10, 2013, 15:58

US President Barack Obama was in his elements over a whopping USD 85 billion forced spending cuts his administration was facing, saying, "My joke writers have been placed on furlough."

Obama signs order to begin $85 billion in spending cuts

Last Updated: Saturday, March 02, 2013, 09:11

The sequester is "dumb" but is "not going to be an apocalypse," Obama said after his nearly hour long meeting with the Congressional leaders.