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Esper To Lobby NATO For Tough Turkey Punishment

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The SecDef will tell allies in Brussels next week they must take a hard line on Turkey as the body count in Syria continues to rise. The question is, does this emperil Turkey’s NATO membership?

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US Scrambles As Both Parties Oppose Trump On Kurds

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The Pentagon and State Department spent much of Monday scrambling to respond to the White House’s Sunday night announcement. Three days earlier Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters he and the Turkish Defense Minister had reached an agreement on joint US/Turkish patrols in northern Syria.

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Commandant: Marines ‘Not Optimized For Great Power Competition’

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The new commandant says the Corps has to start “unshackling ourselves from previous notions of what war looks like and reimagining how Marines will train, how we will operate, and how we will fight.”

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CH-53 vs. CH-47: Which Helicopter Will Israel Pick?

Posted by Arie Egozi on


An IDF team has been taking test flights aboard Lockheed Martin’s new CH-53K in Maryland, but Boeing’s CH-47 Chinook is in the running too — and both programs could use a boost against their American critics.

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Air Force Pumps Cash Into ‘Vanguard’ Effort, Small Industry Teams

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“We need that partnership with customers on the DoD side where they’re willing to take a step forward with us in understanding that neither one of us knows the ultimate answer.”

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Details On Kratos’ Loyal Wingman, The Valkyrie

Posted by Colin Clark on


AFA 2019: Kratos is the first company to fly what the Air Force is calling a loyal wingman aircraft, as Breaking D readers know. US ‘Loyal Wingman’ Takes Flight: AFRL & Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie In this video, our own Sydney Freedberg interviews Steve Fendley, president of Kratos’ unmanned systems division, about the Valkyrie and its capabilities.… Keep reading →

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King Blasts DoD Wall Funding, But Smooth Sailing For Air Force, Army Secretaries

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“I believe we need the Space Force, in fact, in my opinion, a domain-specific service to organize, train, and equip space forces is overdue,” Air Force Secretary nominee Barbara Barrett said.

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Poland To Buy At Least 32 F-35s As US Buying Spree Continues

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The State Department’s approval of a $6.5 billion deal for F-35 jets comes as Warsaw continues to pull closer to the Trump Administration.

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Will Trump’s Wall Mean a Delay in Defense Funding?

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Senate Republicans and Democrats remain far apart on using DoD money for the border wall — so far that the government might not gets its 2020 budget on time,

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Net Assessment Comes To DNI; Roper Says F-35’s ALIS Makes Progress

Posted by Colin Clark on


NATIONAL HARBOUR: A key capability the Defense Department has relied on since the late Andy Marshall invented it — Net Assessment — is coming to the Intelligence Community. But wait, you say. Doesn’t the National Intelligence Council do long range strategic analysis? Well, not nearly as far out as Net Assessment does, which is 20… Keep reading →

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