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The Pentagon is laying out a road map for the future of its drone fleet, which includes unmanned planes with fuel-filled wings that can fly more sophisticated weapons systems to more isolated hot spots and smaller drones capable of operating … Continue reading
A Russian fighter jet on Saturday made repeated “provocative” close-range, low-altitude passes above the US Navy destroyer Donald Cook while it was steaming in the Black Sea, heightening Cold War-style tensions that have continued to escalate for weeks, a defense … Continue reading
The Pentagon is looking at new ways to disperse its forces throughout the Asia-Pacific as military planners explore alternatives to the large US super bases in the region vulnerable to cruise missile strikes. – Defense News The Marines do not … Continue reading
Assistant Secretary of Defense Derek Chollet said Thursday that the U.S. has had “very frank” conversations with France about its sale of navy ships to Russia. – DEFCON Hill A small team of US Marines are to head soon to … Continue reading
Medal of Honor recipient Capt. William Swenson is back on active duty. Swenson, who originally left the Army in 2011, is assigned to I Corps at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., corps spokesman Col. David Johnson confirmed to Army Times. – … Continue reading
The United States and China clashed over Japan on Tuesday as the Chinese defense minister asserted that Beijing had “indisputable sovereignty” over a group of islands in the East China Sea and that his country’s military stood ready to protect … Continue reading
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel got a long-awaited look at China’s only aircraft carrier on Monday, taking a two-hour tour of the vessel at a naval base near this port city, in the first such visit by a foreign defense official, … Continue reading
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel visited China’s sole aircraft carrier on Monday in an unprecedented opening by normally secretive Beijing to a potent symbol of its military buildup. – Reuters Widespread opposition has yet to form around any single Pentagon … Continue reading
The Navy and Marine Corps’ top leaders will meet next week in Washington D.C. and focus on ways to speed up the rebalance of forces to the Pacific, but the Army’s part in the so-called Pacific Pivot remains in the … Continue reading
Senate Appropriations Defense Chairman Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and other appropriators expressed skepticism Wednesday of the Air Force’s decision to cut the entire A-10 fleet. – DEFCON Hill A $796 million line item that would go toward the refueling and overhaul … Continue reading