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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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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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Three Senators Question Hyten Confirmation; Inhofe Wants To Press Ahead

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“After a comprehensive investigation by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, there was insufficient evidence to support any finding of misconduct on the part of Gen. Hyten,” Pentagon spokeswoman Col. DeDe Halfhill said yesterday.

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Gen. Milley Pledges To Speak Truth To Trump

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“Arlington is full of our comrades, and we understand absolutely full well the hazards of our chosen profession … and we are not going to be intimidated into making stupid decisions. We will give our best military advice, regardless of the consequences to ourselves.”

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Esper’s SecDef Hearing Set, But Nomination Still Missing

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“We’re expediting the process, but there are no shortcuts,” says SASC Ranking Member Jack Reed regarding Mark Esper’s SecDef confirmation hearing.

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Space ‘Force’ Vs. ‘Corps’: One’s Not Actually A Service

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Senate language on the Space Force leaves open the chance that a new administration could walk it back to merely changing the name of Air Force Space Command, says CSIS’s Kaitlyn Johnson.

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Navy Calls In Outsiders To Fix Troubled Ford Carrier

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The Navy’s new $13 billion carrier has run into trouble, and the Navy has called in some outside help.

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Space Force & Beyond: Gen. Raymond’s 3-Ring Space Circus

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If the Senate has its way, Gen. John Raymond will lead the new joint US Space Command, the existing Air Force Space Command, and the new Space Force. If this sounds both confusing and daunting, that’s because it is.

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CBO: HASC ‘Space Corps’ To Cost $3.6 Billion Through 2024

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The HASC ‘Space Corps’ will be much cheaper than the Trump Administration’s plan for a Space Force, says CBO.

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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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