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

Posted by Paul McLeary on


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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House Democrats: Please Pass A Bipartisan Defense Policy Bill

Posted by Rick Berger on


Hell hath no fury like a lawmaker betrayed. This week, the House will take up the crucial National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Congress’ primary instrument to oversee the U.S. military. Though the NDAA has passed for 58 straight years, partisan political choices threaten to end that streak.     The Democratic House passed out of… Keep reading →

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NDAA 2020: SASC Emphasizes Tech Race With China

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The senators’ draft of the annual defense bill puts a new emphasis on technological competition, including industrial policy moves to strengthen US companies.

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Shanahan Finally Nominated, Confirmation May Be Tough

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The Acting Defense Secretary, with less than two years of national security experience under his belt, is poised to take over a department in the throes of a rapid modernization project, while rattling sabres with Iran, Venezuela, North Korea, China, and Russia.

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Will Senate Ground Trump’s Space Force: ‘We Need Some Convincing’

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Sen. James Inhofe remains cool to the Space Force and most of his colleagues on a key Senate panel sound like they’re right there with him.

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

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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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Missile Defense Review a Multi-Billion IOU to White House

Posted by Paul McLeary on


PENTAGON: Military and civilian leaders at the Pentagon are portraying the new Missile Defense Review as a common-sense response to aggressive Chinese and Russian investments in new hypersonic weapons and faster, longer-range missiles. The review marks “a new era in missile defense” undersecretary for policy John Rood said at the Pentagon Thursday. But mostly what… Keep reading →

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Halt Refueling Of Saudi Warplanes; Defensive Arms Sales OK: SASC’s Jack Reed

Posted by Colin Clark on


WASHINGTON: Stop refueling Saudi warplanes as they fly to and fro, bombing, strafing and generally laying waste to Yemen. Freeze the sale of offensive weapons to the Kingdom of Saud. But the sale of defensive weapons is another matter, Sen. Jack Reed told reporters this morning. The danger posed by Houthi missiles and other threats… Keep reading →

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Trump Takes NDAA Victory Lap, But 2020 Looms

Posted by Paul McLeary on


With the two-year budget relief ending in 2020, and a new Space Force to fund, the good times might not last long.

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Senate NDAA Breaks With House, Trump On ZTE, Troop Numbers

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The two houses of Congress say they can get their differences squared away by the end of July, but there are some real differences to overcome, and a serious objection from the White House yet to come.

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