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TRANSCOM Chief Lyons: No Plan To Delay Retirement of More KC-135s

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


Gen. Stephen Lyons, the Army general heading up TRANSCOM, says there is no ongoing work for a space plane to carry supplies.

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Thornberry Won’t Run; A ‘Great Loss At A Critical Time’

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The Texas Republican, who supported Pentagon reform, bigger budgets, and Trump’s border wall, is joining several other conservatives is walking away from Capitol Hill.

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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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KC-46: Too Crucial To Fail

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“There is no other option at this point,” explains Todd Harrison, the director of the Aerospace Security Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). “The Air Force needs new tankers, and Boeing is the only one making them.”

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Cyber: DHS, DoD Thrash Out Command Details In Wargames

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


“If it’s a hurricane, [at the Defense Department], they’ve got the mission assignments. They know, ‘OK, we’ve got to send people to fill sandbags,'” DHS’s Jeanette Manfra explained. For cyber responses, she said, “that part is not mature enough.”

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SecDef Esper OKs $3.6 Billion Of DoD $$ For Trump’s Border Wall

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Money for the Trump Administration’s border wall is going to come from DoD construction projects overseas, followed by domestic accounts. Some lawmakers are not happy.

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Not One GOP Vote For House NDAA; End Of Bipartisanship?

Posted by Colin Clark on


“Today, the House passed H.R. 2500, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020 by a vote of 220 to 197, without the support of a single Republican.”

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Space ‘Force’ Vs. ‘Corps’: One’s Not Actually A Service

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Senate language on the Space Force leaves open the chance that a new administration could walk it back to merely changing the name of Air Force Space Command, says CSIS’s Kaitlyn Johnson.

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Space Force & Beyond: Gen. Raymond’s 3-Ring Space Circus

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If the Senate has its way, Gen. John Raymond will lead the new joint US Space Command, the existing Air Force Space Command, and the new Space Force. If this sounds both confusing and daunting, that’s because it is.

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CBO: HASC ‘Space Corps’ To Cost $3.6 Billion Through 2024

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The HASC ‘Space Corps’ will be much cheaper than the Trump Administration’s plan for a Space Force, says CBO.

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