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TRANSCOM Chief Lyons: No Plan To Delay Retirement of More KC-135s

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


Gen. Stephen Lyons, the Army general heading up TRANSCOM, says there is no ongoing work for a space plane to carry supplies.

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Can Trump Rebuild The Military As Deficits Balloon?

Posted by Daniel Goure on


President Trump, clearly feeling some heat after the Treasury Department noted the national debt ballooned 17 percent to $779 billion this year, announced yesterday that the defense budget would drop to about $700 billion in fiscal 2020. Trump told his Cabinet this could happen, “because now that we have our military taken care of, we… Keep reading →

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HASC, SASC Chiefs Side With Contractors & Reject DoD Proposal

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The heads of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees oppose proposed new rules changing how the Pentagon compensates contractors. Rep. Mac Thornberry and Sen. Jim Inhofe sent a letter to Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Sept. 24.

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Space Force & Command To Cost $13B For First Five Years: SecAF Memo

Posted by Colin Clark on


The scope of the Space Force appears to be growing, with a new Air Force memo spelling out all of the offices that will fall under the proposed new command.

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Will The Army’s 1,000-Mile Missiles Kill Reagan’s INF Treaty?

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


“Look, the Obama administration indicated that Russia was in violation of the INF Treaty four years ago,” said a staffer from the House Armed Services Committee. “If the treaty’s being violated, we have to take steps to ensure that stability some other way.”

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Flake Amendments to NDAA Would Cut LCS Buy, Limit Trump Parade

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Sen. Jeff Flake filed two significant amendments to the 2019 NDAA Tuesday afternoon, attempting to strip one Littoral Combat Ship from the budget previously approved by the Senate, and restrict how much the Pentagon can spend on any military parade ordered by President Donald Trump.

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Despite Trump’s Signature, NDAA Fights Still Brewing

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The White House only has a few objections to this year’s NDAA, and lets Congress know what they are as the Senate gears up for debate.

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Trump Takes NDAA Victory Lap, But 2020 Looms

Posted by Paul McLeary on


With the two-year budget relief ending in 2020, and a new Space Force to fund, the good times might not last long.

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Pentagon Sounds Alarm Over Sub-Hunting Tech Shortage, Hypersonic Funding

Posted by Paul McLeary on


WASHINGTON The Navy says it is running short of critical submarine-detecting sonobuoys, thanks to stepped-up submarine activity by Russia in the Mediterranean and around Europe. As a result, the service has asked Congress to reprogram $20 million to buy more of the detection devices in an Omnibus funding package the Pentagon sent to Congress earlier… Keep reading →

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Meet the New U.S. Export Policy, And The Tariffs Complicating Things

Posted by Paul McLeary on


A slate of poorly understood new tariff and sanctions rules are complicating the Trump Administration’s own efforts to boost arms exports, even as sales of American-made weaponry blow past previous highs.

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