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Wall Funding Forces CR Passage In House; Senate Dems Stand Against Trump

Posted by Paul McLeary on


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

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


“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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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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Will Four-Star Strapped Navy Pass on STRATCOM Command?

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


The Navy has eight four-stars in its ranks — a number that will stay steady when presumptive CNO Gilday is confirmed and gets his fourth star, and current CNO John Richardson steps down. The Air Force, by contrast has 13 four-star generals.

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Inhofe: Navy ‘Arrogance On USS Ford ‘Oughta Be Criminal’

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Presumptive CNO Vice Adm. Mike Gilday is forced to answer for years of Navy problems.

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Hyten Endures: Sen. McSally Declares Him ‘Innocent’

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


But Col. Kathryn Spletstoser doubled down on her accusations against her former boss: “He could have raped me.”

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

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


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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Norquist Pledges To Shakeup Budget; Sharp Eye On R & D

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Presumptive Deputy Defense Secretary Norquist pledged to “revise budget review timelines and data collection standards to maximize senior leader decision-making quality and timing.”

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F-35 Canopy: New Glue, New Supplier May Boost Readiness

Posted by Colin Clark on


Newer A, B and C Variant aircraft are averaging greater than 60 percent mission capable rates, with some units consistently at or above 70 percent.

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Esper: F-35 Won’t Hit 80% Readiness, Cites Stealth Parts

Posted by Colin Clark on


“Transparency (canopy) supply shortages continue to be the main obstacle to achieving this. We are seeking additional sources to fix unserviceable canopies,” Esper said in response to written questions from the Senate Armed Services Committee.

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