Monthly Archives: May 2014

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Mid Week Defense Briefing

Senate Armed Services Committee members have cobbled together a plan to keep the US Air Force’s A-10 attack planes flying for another year. – Defense News A US Senate subcommittee on Tuesday approved a portion of a defense bill that … Continue reading

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Tuesday Defense Briefing

Turns out a littoral combat ship will be headed to Hawaii this summer after all. Adm. Jon Greenert, chief of naval operations, told an audience in Washington Monday that the Independence will operate off Hawaii as part of the huge … Continue reading

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Monday Defense Briefing

The Pentagon would be forbidden from using U.S. tax dollars on contracts with the Russian arms dealer Rosoboronexport under a new, bipartisan bill. – The Hill The high cost of the US Defense Department’s weapon programs threatens national security, the … Continue reading

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Friday Defense Briefing

The Air Force is eyeing Maryland’s Joint Base Andrews as the possible location for a new center that would oversee base operations for the service’s major commands, according to internal Pentagon documents. – Washington Times The House will consider the … Continue reading

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Tuesday Defense Briefing

Senior Air Force leaders have drafted a budget-driven plan that would strip the three- and four-star generals who oversee major commands of their authority to manage their bases. – Washington Times General Dynamics Corp. received the U.S. Defense Department’s biggest … Continue reading

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Monday Defense Briefing

Congress is seeking to boost the U.S. military presence in the Gulf region in order to deter Iran from taking hostile military action and ensure that U.S. allies are in a position to defend themselves should Tehran become hostile. – … Continue reading

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Friday Defense Briefing

The House Armed Services Committee added funding to the 2015 defense budget for five EA-18G Growler aircraft, a new amphibious assault ship and the refueling of an eleventh aircraft carrier for the Navy. – DOD Buzz The U.S. will begin … Continue reading

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Thursday Defense Briefing

The US Army wants no part of it and the top leadership of the Army Guard and Reserve remain split, but powerful factions in Congress are moving to set up an independent commission that would examine the sweeping force structure … Continue reading

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Wednesday Defense Briefing

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel offered perhaps his most forceful justification for maintaining robust American military power and global engagement in the face of public pressure to pull back from global affairs, arguing in a major speech that United States national … Continue reading

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