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Top DoD Lawyer Gathers All Ukraine Aid Docs For Congress: ‘Routine’

Posted by Paul McLeary on


General Counsel Paul Nay directed DoD officials to “preserve all documents, records, and writings, and any associated attachments, in any format,” that relate to the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative.

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Washington Struggles With Next Move After Halt To F-35 Part Shipments To Turkey

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Senators, generals, and the acting Defense Secretary all tried to present a united front on Tuesday, but questions remain.

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Raytheon Targets Army Multi-Domain Systems Like DeepStrike [Sponsored]

Posted by Otto Kreisher [Sponsored by Raytheon] on


As the new National Defense Strategy shifts the U.S. armed forces’ focus from combating violent extremists to confronting China and Russia, Raytheon is offering an array of multi-domain capabilities to modernize the Army “not just for today but tomorrow,” Kim Ernzen, executive vice president of the company’s Land Warfare Systems, says. Raytheon is particularly well… Keep reading →

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Army Needs $45B Of Smart Weapons: Hellfire, GMLRS, ATACMS, Patriot, THAAD

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


ARLINGTON: Against terrorists in Afghanistan, Syria, and Iraq, US forces are firing smart weapons like Hellfire missiles as fast as industry can build them — or faster. Against a well-armed adversary like Russia or China, we might run out.  That’s why the military is making a major multi-year investment in precision weapons, one that the… Keep reading →

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F-35A Will Fly At Paris Air Show; JSF Boasts High Readiness Rates In Europe

Posted by Colin Clark on


WASHINGTON: The F-35A demonstrated higher mission capable rates during its just-concluded European deployment than the fourth generation aircraft it is replacing. “It’s very important to know that we are experiencing reliability rates rates that are unheard of in our legacy fleet with this jet. We’ve seen a very, very high rate of success with just… Keep reading →

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Jam The Russians: Army Electronic Warfare Kit Comes To Europe

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


ARLINGTON: Russia no longer owns the airwaves in Eastern Europe. Two decades after the US Army unilaterally disarmed its electronic warfare branch, two years after Russian jamming crippled Ukrainian units, the Germany-based 2nd Cavalry Regiment is field-testing new EW gear. “We have kit in Europe today,” said Doug Wiltsie, director of the Army’s recently created… Keep reading →

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China Base Sparks ‘Very Significant Security Concerns’

Posted by Colin Clark on


WASHINGTON: For the first time, an important United States military base, one where a great deal of highly classified communications, intelligence and operations occur, sits within a few miles of a military competitor, China. Where? Djibouti, the tiny African state that sits on the Horn of Africa across from Yemen and sits astride the Bab el-Mandeb Strait. It… Keep reading →

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Army’s Multi-Domain Battle To Be Tested In PACOM, EUCOM Wargames

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


ARLINGTON: Harry Harris has to be the Army’s favorite admiral. The chief of Pacific Command has called for Army-owned anti-ship missiles. He has enthused over the Army’s new warfare concept, and now he is planning a major inter-service exercise to work out what that Multi-Domain Battle concept means in practice. “We are starting to put… Keep reading →

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America Must Decide How To Act After Russian Election Hacks

Posted by John Quigg on


What are we going to do about the Russian hacks that have wrought havoc across the entire political spectrum and are rapidly shifting from being an embarrassment to, possibly, being strategically crippling? The body count of ruined careers aside, sizeable harm is being done to our political process and a likely intelligence loss as foreign actors rummage… Keep reading →

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Red Atlantic: Russia Could Choke Air, Sea Lanes To Europe

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


NATIONAL HARBOR: Russia could hinder US reinforcements headed to Europe in the event of a major war, warned the recently retired Supreme Allied Commander, Gen. Philip Breedlove. It’s well known Russian radars, missiles, and strike planes — “Anti-Access/Area Denial” systems — threaten ships and aircraft across wide swathes of the Black Sea, Eastern Europe, and… Keep reading →

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