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Hyten: Sexual Abuser Or ‘Billy Mitchell Of Space’?

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on

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Hyten is not just one of the nation’s 40 active-duty four-star officers, already an elite club with fewer members than a single NFL football team. He is also the the leader of the space community and the advocate-in-chief for space specialists’ careers.

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Trump: Turkey Is Out of F-35 Program; Esper & Warren Battle In Senate

Posted by Paul McLeary on

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A friendly Senate hearing heated up when Sen. Elizabeth Warren told Acting SecDef Esper “you should not be confirmed as Secretary of Defense.”

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Dear Allies: Pay ‘Fair Share,’ Says Shanahan — Not 50% Plus

Posted by Paul McLeary on

Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan took it on the chin from a series of lawmakers Thursday, leaving the Capitol with a direct order to produce border wall details by the end of the day.

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Top Trump DoD Policy Nominee In Trouble: McCain, Warren Hammer Lockheed Exec

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on

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CAPITOL HILL: President Trump’s nominee for the Pentagon’s top policy job appears to be in jeopardy after a bipartisan savaging by Senators John McCain and Elizabeth Warren this morning. At issue: Whether John Rood, who runs international sales at the world’s largest defense contractor, Lockheed Martin, would recuse himself from policy discussions affecting Lockheed’s arms… Keep reading →

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