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Patrick Shanahan

Esper Heads To SASC Hearing; Warren Hits His Raytheon Ties

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With Esper’s nomination, the Pentagon gets its third Acting SecDef in one month, underscoring the continued turmoil at the top of Trump administration’s national security machine.

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In Brussels, Newest Acting SecDef Stresses Continuity

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Mark Esper got on a plane to NATO just 24 hours after taking over at the Pentagon. There are two main reasons why.

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RUMOR: Mike Griffin May Be Next Space Leader to Go

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Insiders say dysfunction within Griffin’s office is creating concerns within the Pentagon and on Capitol Hill.

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Who Takes Esper’s SecArmy Seat: McCarthy Or Jette?

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As the three most powerful civilians in the Army Department, Esper, McCarthy, and Jette have formed by all accounts a tight-knit and effective team. That’s particularly remarkable because they’ve had abundant opportunities for conflict as they turned the Army bureaucracy upside down.

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Former Boeing Exec Shanahan Out at Pentagon, Former Raytheon Lobbyist Esper Steps In

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After five months on the job, the Pentagon’s Acting SecDef is ousted for a new Acting SecDef — keeping the Trump administration’s carousel wheel spinning.

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UPDATED: Centcom Confirms Reaper Shoot Down, Says Iran And Houthis Fired At Drones

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A day after two commercial tankers are hit in the Gulf of Oman, reports emerge the Houthis are firing — and hitting — US aircraft.

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DUSDI Bingen: DCGS, TPEDS Slow Intelligence Sharing

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USDI Kari Bingen says that DoD’s mission “is hampered when we have to pay in time and money analysts and experts to manually translate data files … to makes systems and data interoperable because of proprietary data standards and formats.”

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Navy & Marines Grapple With Moving To Space Force

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The sea services have their own space specialists, but those personnel don’t only work on space — so who stays and who goes?

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CNO: USS Lincoln Persian Gulf Trip No Surprise — ‘Planned For Some Time’

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CNO John Richardson said Monday that, essentially, the Persian Gulf deployment was business as usual. “The Abraham Lincoln Strike Group was planned to deploy for some time now,” he told the SeaAirSpace conference.

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Navy Needs Cyber Secretary, Wouldn’t Say No To Truman Refueling: SecNav Spencer

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In future wars, “one of our battles is going to be just getting off of the pier,” the Navy’s top civilian said, because of cyber attacks against Navy forces and infrastructure.

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