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Esper’s SecDef Hearing Set, But Nomination Still Missing

Posted by Paul McLeary on


“We’re expediting the process, but there are no shortcuts,” says SASC Ranking Member Jack Reed regarding Mark Esper’s SecDef confirmation hearing.

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Adm. Moran Out As Next CNO, So Who’s Next?

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Musical chairs will ensue in the Navy’s top ranks following the surprise resignation of the CNO nominee. Who’s on deck?

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Historic Shift? Air Force General May Lead Pacific Command

Posted by Colin Clark on


WASHINGTON: In what would be a remarkable break in US military tradition, an Air Force general has emerged as the top candidate to lead Pacific Command. Sweeping from India to the west, north to Russia, south to Antarctica and east to the California and Mexican coasts, Pacific Command is just what it says: the military… Keep reading →

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Was The Merchant Ship Hacked? McCain Collision Is First Run For Navy Cyber Investigators

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: The Navy is making cyber investigations automatic after any mishap, starting with the at-sea collision that killed 10 sailors aboard the USS McCain. They don’t expect to find any evidence of a cyber attack this time, admirals emphasize, but they’re using the McCain as a test case. If there was a cyber attack, however, it’s… Keep reading →

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Congress, Navy Share Blame For Fatal Collisions At Sea

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


CAPITOL HILL: Congress’s repeated budget malpractice and the Navy’s flawed policies combined to cause the accidents that killed 17 sailors, the Navy and the GAO say. Legislative dysfunction means budget cuts, caps, and delays have chronically shortchanged training and maintenance across the fleet, forcing sailors to work 100-plus hours a week to try to catch… Keep reading →

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