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Wall Funding Forces CR Passage In House; Senate Dems Stand Against Trump

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Here we go again. Senate Democrats, opposed to pulling from military construction funds for the wall, set off a new budget battle.

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Navy Wary of Growing Costs While It Ramps Up Ops

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The Navy is adding more ships as quickly as possible, even as it grapples with how it’s going to pay the costs to keep them afloat once it gets them, a top officer said.

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DoD 2020 Budget Looks to Fix Shipbuilding, Ammo Industrial Base

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As the Pentagon starts pumping cash into shipyards and small weapons manufacturers, is it enough to save some ailing production lines?

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Carrier Cutback Plan ‘Mind Boggling’: Sen. Kaine

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Two top congressmen joined Virginia’s Sen. Kaine in rejecting the Pentagon’s proposal to retire the USS Truman two decades early.

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Two LPD Amphibious Ships Cut From 2020 Budget Plan

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Are big, expensive vessels like amphibious ships and carriers too vulnerable in a long-range missile war with Russia or China?

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Shutdown Snarls DoD’s 2020 Budget; When Will Congress See It?

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UPDATED: Trump Announces Government Reopens For 3 Weeks WASHINGTON: The Pentagon won’t be able to release its fiscal year 2020 budget on Feb. 4 as previously planned because it has been caught up in the melee caused down by the 35-day government shutdown. The budget release could be delayed at least one month. The missed… Keep reading →

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