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US Army Aviator and military blogger. Does not represent the views of the US Department of Defense.
- Okay, Tweeps: How many of you use Steam for video games? I have a terrific COIN game to peddle if you do! 1 hour ago
- BBC News - German dialect in Texas is one of a kind, and dying out shrd.by/JKHY73 6 hours ago
- RT @lwscaustralia: “@washtimes: #Assad to the #world: I'm not stepping down shrd.by/vZhJkY #Syria” cc @RodgerShanahan 8 hours ago
- The first USS Enterprise to fly in space. Sort of... shrd.by/n7ZJJE 8 hours ago
- Who would pay millions of dollars to compete with Twitter and Facebook? The DOD, that's who. shrd.by/9ZDGVN 8 hours ago
About the header imageA UH-60 Black Hawk from Task Force 34, 1st Battalion 244th Assault Helicopter Battalion flies over a mosque during a routine flight on Feb. 27. From US Army on Flickr.
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The Pentagon will ask Congress to approve about $79.5 billion for combat operations, the least since 2005, as U.S. troops withdraw from Afghanistan, according to administration officials. – Bloomberg 44 on Thursday ruled out unilateral U.S. military action in Syria … Continue reading
The U.S. military is exploring the idea of using the Pacific island of Pagan to practice dropping bombs and other training maneuvers. – Associated Press Hopefully we will never again have to send American ground forces to assist a friendly … Continue reading
The Defense Department plans to furlough at least 600,000 civilian employees for up to 11 days by the end of September as the result of sequester-related budget cuts. – Military Times Tracking the winners and losers of this year’s House … Continue reading
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel praised the “cooperative defense network” being constructed by the Pentagon across the Middle East as a way to keep Iran’s nuclear ambitions in check. – Defense News Pentagon contracts tumbled 52 percent in April from … Continue reading
As it prepares for peacetime budget cuts, the Army must shrink. But Pentagon officials say reducing ground forces too much would leave the U.S. vulnerable to threats by such countries as North Korea or Iran. That means continuing to train … Continue reading
It’s been a rough 48 hours for the US Navy. Yesterday, the Littoral Combat Ship was battered by House appropriators and questioned by a leaked report. Today it was the Senate Armed Service seapower subcommittee’s turn to grill the Navy … Continue reading
Pentagon is stepping up plans to deal with a dangerous regional spillover from Syria’s possible collapse—a scenario it had recently seen as remote—drawing up proposals including a Jordanian buffer zone for refugees secured by Arab troops, said U.S. officials familiar … Continue reading
US Lawmakers are expected to battle over armed drones, softening the blow of military budget cuts and a controversial missile defense shield as they craft Pentagon policy legislation for fiscal 2014. – Defense News Under Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., … Continue reading
Sharp cuts in Pentagon spending are beginning to crimp U.S. military operations in Asia, fueling worries among allies over the American commitment to security in the region at a time when North Korea nuclear threats and China’s military expansion are … Continue reading