Monthly Archives: October 2013

Thursday Defense Briefing

Medal of Honor recipient Will Swenson was lauded Wednesday by senior defense officials as a role model who carried himself gracefully — even after the Army botched his initial nomination for the award following a brutal battle that killed five … Continue reading

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Mid Week Defense Briefing

The former Army captain who received the Medal of Honor on Tuesday has asked to return to active duty in the Army, a rare move by an officer who has lived to wear the military’s highest award. – Associated Press … Continue reading

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Tuesday Defense Brief

Smarting from South Korea’s decision to sideline Boeing’s F-15 Silent Eagle and reopen bidding for a new fighter, the company is now lowering its expectations to capture some — but likely not all — of a forthcoming buy. – Aviation … Continue reading

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Friday Defense Briefing

In a contentious hearing with the Pentagon’s usually affable budget chief, members of Congress accused both the administration and Comptroller Bob Hale of purposefully withholding death benefit payments to military families so the administration could score political points in the government … Continue reading

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Wednesday Defense Briefing

The Corps is preparing to send a portion of its new fast-reaction force for crisis missions in Africa to Sigonella, Italy, in anticipation of security threats following this weekend’s capture of a suspected al-Qaida operative in Libya. – Military Times … Continue reading

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Tuesday Defense Briefing

The shutdown for the Pentagon effectively ended Monday as more than 300,000 civilian workers returned to the job. – The Hill The Army is redesigning a major component of its battlefield intelligence network in Afghanistan that has been criticized by … Continue reading

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Monday Defense Brief

American commandos carried out raids on Saturday in two far-flung African countries in a powerful flex of military muscle aimed at capturing fugitive terrorist suspects. – New York Times The capture of an alleged al-Qaeda operative outside his home by … Continue reading

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Friday Defense Brief

U.S. military will deploy long-range Global Hawk surveillance drones from Japan next year, U.S. and Japanese officials announced Thursday, marking the first time the Pentagon has been able to secure basing rights for the advanced unmanned aircraft in Northeast Asia. … Continue reading

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Thursday Defense Briefing

Defense Defense lobbyists and lawmakers are frustrated that the fight in Congress has completely overshadowed the debate over eliminating sequestration, and efforts to ward off $52 billion in automatic defense cuts set for fiscal 2014 have fallen by the wayside. – … Continue reading

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Defense Briefing Wednesday

The top U.S. military officer took time Tuesday from an official visit aimed at allaying regional concerns about the U.S. commitment to Asia in order to discuss ideas Pentagon officials are mulling for assisting armed forces in Middle Eastern countries … Continue reading

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