June 20, 2019

Shanahan’s DefSec Nomination Pulled

Shanahan's DefSec Nomination Pulled

Acting DefSec Patrick Shanahan’s bid to become defense secretary has been withdrawn. Reports are that he is resigning after scrutiny over a domestic fight with his wife in 2010.

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US Expected to Have Large Presence at Paris Air Show

Paris Air Show

The US is expected to have the largest international presence at the Paris Air Show that kicked off Monday. More than 2,400 companies from 49 countries will be exhibiting at the show.

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House Committee Passes $733B Defense Budget

Defense Policy Bill

The House Armed Services Committee passed a $733 billion defense policy bill.

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Troubles for the F-35 Continue

Troubles for the F-35

The F-35 fighter jet continues to be marred by flaws and glitches.

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New F-35 Deal a ‘Historic Milestone’

New F-35 Deal a 'Historic Milestone'

The DoD-Lockheed Martin deal for hundreds of new F-35s will drive the cost per airplane below $80 million for the first time. It’s being called a “historic milestone.”

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US Presence in Persian Gulf Sends Message

US Presence in Persian Gulf

US Central Commander Gen. Frank McKenzie says the threat from Iran that prompted the deployment of reinforcements to the Persian Gulf region has not diminished. But the USS Abraham Lincoln’s presence has made an important difference.

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US, Russia Warships Nearly Collide

Warships Nearly Collide

The US and Russia are blaming each other after a near collision between warships Friday in the East China Sea.

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Russian Fighter Jet Intercepts Navy P-8A

Russian fighter

The Russian fighter jet, Su-35, makes an unsafe and “irresponsible” intercept of Navy P-8A over the Mediterranean Sea.

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Congress Backs Big Military Pay Raise – But Not Medical Job Cuts

military raise

House lawmakers follow Senate recommendations and back a 3.1 percent military pay raise, the largest in a decade. The recommendations also block plans to cut 18,000 defense medical jobs.

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Amid Spring Disasters, Military Preps for Hurricane Season

Amid Spring Disasters, Military Preps for Hurricane Season

Amid a busy spring responding to flooding and tornadoes in the Midwest, the National Guard is gearing up for hurricane season, which officially kicked off Saturday and will last until the end of November. Last year’s hurricanes were particularly destructive for some of the military’s most critical bases.

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