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Author Archives: Courtney Messerschmidt
Boeing is ready to throw its hat in the ring and compete for upcoming Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter upgrades, company executives said Feb. 10 ahead of the start of the Singapore Air Show. – Defense News Interview: Gen. Herbert “Hawk” … Continue reading
The United States on Friday stressed its commitment to the defense of Japan and stability in the Asia-Pacific region against a backdrop of increasingly assertive territorial claims by China. – Reuters The Pentagon has dropped a plan to retire one … Continue reading
Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey has privately disciplined one of his top generals, who has been investigated by the Army for sending an inappropriate e-mail about a female member of Congress, CNN has learned. – CNN’s Security Clearance The Pentagon … Continue reading
Personnel, ships and fighter jets were all on the chopping block in the results of a defense budget cutting exercise, unveiled on Wednesday by teams from four think-tanks. – DEFCON Hill Four of Washington’s premier think tanks presented their dream … Continue reading
The Navy announced Tuesday that a fifth of its nuclear reactor operators at a Charleston, South Carolina training command have been decertified, due to possible cheating on qualification tests. – DEFCON Hill Criminal investigators suspect hundreds of US Army soldiers … Continue reading
The Pentagon’s plan to destroy hundreds of tons of Syria’s chemical weapons material at sea could be delayed, due to Syria’s failure to deliver the material on time. – DEFCON Hil The Pentagon’s top weapons buyer told lawmakers that the … Continue reading
Defense officials are reportedly considering a raft of changes to troop benefits, including health care, housing allowances and access to on-base commissaries…It could add up to a strategy in which DoD asks to reduce so many different personnel programs that … Continue reading
At least 92 Air Force officers assigned to the nation’s nuclear arsenal have been implicated in a proficiency-test cheating scandal and temporarily relieved of their duties, officials said Thursday, announcing they had temporarily taken out of commission nearly one-fifth of … Continue reading
A blunt-talking officer who rarely seeks the spotlight, Conway described his reaction to recent events in stark terms during brief remarks. “It causes Iraqi and U.S. policies to look a little weak and confused in the wake of how hard … Continue reading