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SPACECOM Stand-Up: New Focus For Ongoing Missions

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LinQuest in April began work under a $9.2 million, sole-source contract to “hold the planks for the stand-up” of SPACECOM, working directly with Gen. Raymond and its joint staff directorates.

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Senate Passes Defense Bill, Prepares To Battle House On Nukes, War Powers

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The $750 billion defense policy bill sticks with the administration’s topline, but huge fights loom with the House version. Prepare for a long, hot summer.

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Senate Blocks Huge Arms Sale To Saudis; Trump Pledges Veto

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It’s the second time this year Republicans and Democrats have come together to oppose President Trump’s policy towards Riyadh.

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GOP & Dems Fight Trump To Stop $8B Saudi, UAE Arms Deals

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A key Trump ally, Sen. Lindsay Graham, bucks the White House on its proposed $8 billion arms sale.

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2019 Forecast: Budget Battles & Confirmation Wars

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Trump’s pick to replace Sec. Jim Mattis will be a key indicator about where the president wants to drive the department — and the confirmation process will show what the Senate will accept — while the defense budget may be collateral damage from a bitterly divided Congress.

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Trump Tries to Take Control of Mattis Narrative

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The relationship went through a messy ending. Will the president now try and give Mattis the Rex Tillerson treatment?

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Saudis OK Billions in Arms Sales, Congress Not So Sure

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WASHINGTON: Even as Congress inches toward cutting off arms sales to Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi and Riyadh’s grinding war in Yemen, the United States is preparing to ship $14.5 billion worth of arms to the increasingly embattled kingdom. Those weapons include “helicopters, tanks, ships, weapons, and training,” a… Keep reading →

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Kyl Named To SASC; Missile Defense, Nuke Battles Likely On Capitol Hill

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As Jon Kyl, the new senator who brings a long track record of spending on missile defense and nukes returns to the Hill, Democrats in the House might have other ideas.

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Defense Bill Closer, But Risks Remain

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Thursday’s overwhelming Senate vote to pass the bill clears a major hurdle in getting the budget passed on time. But Not only do the House and Senate have little time to knock out final appropriations language and vote on it, but President Trump has signaled he wouldn’t be opposed to a government shutdown this fall, which would bring everything to a grinding halt.

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Flake Amendments to NDAA Would Cut LCS Buy, Limit Trump Parade

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Sen. Jeff Flake filed two significant amendments to the 2019 NDAA Tuesday afternoon, attempting to strip one Littoral Combat Ship from the budget previously approved by the Senate, and restrict how much the Pentagon can spend on any military parade ordered by President Donald Trump.

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