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BAE, Boeing, Raytheon Lose Congressional Champions; EMP Loses A Friend

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: The overall balance of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees will shift little in the 113th Congress, but individual causes and companies have lost important advocates as individual legislators went down to defeat. This may have been a banner year for incumbents– as most years are — but the House Armed Services Committee… Keep reading →

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Musical Chairs: Visclosky Aims At HAC-D, Hunter Hunts HASC Seapower

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


CORRECTED: Loren Thompson Now Says Moran Not Likely To Take HAC-D WASHINGTON: While most media watch the White House race, defense contractors and Pentagon bureaucrats are keeping a close eye on a few key chairmanships on Capitol Hill who will control billions of dollars in funding for weapons and services. Todd Akin currently chairs the… Keep reading →

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2012 Elections: Fiscal Cliff Looms Large, Senate Shuffles

Posted by Colin Clark on


UPDATED: Added Comment By GOP Strategist John Ullyot About Obama Being In Strong Spot To Negotiate End of Sequestration If Reelected. WASHINGTON: All eyes are on the presidential vote tomorrow, with the country seeming to thrum with anticipation, fear and relief. What will all this sturm und drang mean for defense? Before we reveal our… Keep reading →

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Sen. Levin Schedules SASC Confirmation Hearing For Lame Duck

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Levin calls SASC hearing 11/15 to confirm Dunford, Allen — assuming he’s still chairman…. This was Panetta’s agenda: http://aol.it/RAUAoq SydneyFreedberg

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Obama Is Missing in Action So Here’s A Libyan Transition Strategy

Posted by Robbin Laird on


Libya has become the Obama administration’s Iraq. Enthusiasm for intervention without clarity of strategy after intervention is common to both the Bush and Obama administrations. What is different is that George W. Bush took ownership of the Iraq crisis; Barack Obama has not. In the Libyan case, the dynamics are occurring in the background of… Keep reading →

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New Romney ‘Panders To Center’ On National Security; Which ‘Opportunist’ Will You Support?

Posted by Winslow Wheeler on


Mitt Romney’s “major” foreign policy speech at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) last Monday appears to have thrown the American national security pundit class into confusion. Some, both from the right and the left, interpret the speech as proof, yet again, of Romney’s neo-conservatism-as reflected by the character of the vast majority of his own… Keep reading →

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