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Israel Meets With UAE, Declares It’s Joining Persian Gulf Coalition

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Foreign Minister Israel Katz told the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee about the agreement, and told lawmakers that Israel participates in intelligence and other areas where it can offer capabilities and advantages.

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It’s All Nukes, All Night, At Intense HASC Markup Debate

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Democrats and Republicans sparred all night over nukes in the 2020 defense policy bill, but the Democrats had the votes. For now.

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Navy Walks Thinning Line On Sub Programs

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Virginia class subs are suffering delivery delays of up to seven months, potentially placing the Columbia — slated to be the backbone of the nation’s nuclear triad — at risk.

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GAO: Navy “Overly Optimistic” On Columbia Sub Costs

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The Navy’s most expensive shipbuilding program and the key to the country’s nuclear triad is under increasing pressure to keep to its tight schedule, and hit its budget.

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Pacific Commander Wants Subs The Navy Just Doesn’t Have

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The Navy is losing submarines just when commanders say they need more, more, more.

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Navy Unveils Record Budget, Pushing Above 300 Ships

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The US Navy now says it’ll reach 355 ships by 2034, while whacking F-35Bs and a carrier from its five-year plan. What’s the strategy?

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Two LPD Amphibious Ships Cut From 2020 Budget Plan

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Are big, expensive vessels like amphibious ships and carriers too vulnerable in a long-range missile war with Russia or China?

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Navy’s New Nuke Sub On Track; Early Problems Fixed

Posted by Paul McLeary on


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CAPITOL HILL The head of the Navy’s Columbia-class nuclear submarine program says that the program, despite earlier concerns over cost, schedule, and industrial base issues, is set to meet its goal of a first deployment in 2031, putting the service’s most expensive and consequential program on track. The boats will come just in time to… Keep reading →

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Whither Nuclear Command, Control & Communications?

Posted by Colin Clark on


Most of the system that allows the president to launch nuclear weapons and to know what the enemy is doing with theirs is ancient. No one yet agrees what it must replaced with. And no one knows how much it will cost, although late last month the Congressional Budget Office issued an estimate of $77 billion.

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No More ‘Playing Defense’ For US Navy; Offensive Weapons Are The Play

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“We’ve spent a lot of time over the past years playing defense,” Rear Adm. Ronald Boxall, director of surface warfare, said at the West 2019 conference here. “The best defense is a good offense, and the idea that we will go after the threat — at range — is something that we have to be able to do.”

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