September 25, 2017

What Would a Bigger Navy Fleet Look Like?

navy fleet

Everyone wants a bigger Navy fleet, but no one knows what that means in terms of submarines, carriers, planes, or anything else.

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Trump Issues Ultimatum to China

North Korea Missile

Trump’s ultimatum to China: fail to pressure North Korea to disable its nuclear program and the US will take action on its own against North Korea.

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Navy Admiral Winter to Lead F-35 Program

RADM Mat Winter

RADM Mat Winter has been nominated to lead the Department of Defense’s F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program office.

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Military, Vets & Contractors Face Trump’s Budget

trump budget

President Donald Trump’s first budget cuts funding for veteran homelessness, still falls about 100 aircraft short, and continues to pinpoint specific programs to reduce defense contractor costs.

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Trump Presidency Ripe for BRAC, Say Defense Analysts

Trump BRAC

A Trump BRAC continues to draw speculation from defense analysts who say the time is ripe for the Pentagon to leapfrog congressional reluctance and consolidate it efforts and reduce its property holdings.

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USS Bush Makes Its Way to Persian Gulf

USS Bush

The first US aircraft carrier of Trump presidency entered the Persian Gulf last week. The USS George H.W. Bush’s overall mission is to provide a base for airstrikes against the Islamic State group.

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Upgraded Tomahawk System Delivered to Fleet

Tomahawk

The US Navy has delivered an upgraded Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System to the fleet. The Tomahawk Weapons System Program Office has maintained the system since 2004 with incremental updates, but to ensure future viability, software modernization was required.

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DoD Deputy Tells House Panel: BRAC Would Increase Savings

BRAC

DoD denies ignoring $125B in savings, but needs congressional help, including a new round of BRAC, to achieve cost reductions of that level.

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Ives Recounts Academy’s First Female Class

Ives

Life for the first female class at the US Naval Academy was not easy. Barbara Ives recounts her time there.

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US Signals Tougher Strategy With N. Korea

US Signals Tougher Strategy With N. Korea

A White House spokesman said Monday that Secretary of State Rex┬áTillerson “sent a very clear signal that our policy of strategic patience is over” with North Korea during his recent visit to Asia.

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