September 25, 2017

Some DoD Top Jobs Still Not Filled

Buyouts at DoD

Some Department of Defense top jobs remain unfilled two months into President Donald Trump’s administration. Supporters of Defense Secretary James Mattis hope that a top Trump aide whom they see as a roadblock for nominees will soon move on to a new role.

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Navy Women Targeted in Expanding Nude Photo Scandals

navy women

As Marines come under increased criticism for denigrating women and posting nude photos of women without their consent, women from more than a dozen Navy commands were specifically targeted by online users seeking nude photos.

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Rebuilt Military Includes Coast Guard, Say House Members

A bipartisan group of House members protest White House plans to slash the Coast Guard budget by $1.3 billion arguing that the Coast Guard must be included in President Donald Trump’s plans to rebuild the military.

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Budget Cuts Could Mean Federal Worker Layoffs

Budget Cuts Could Mean Federal Worker Layoffs

The budget cuts President Donald Trump plans to propose this week are expected to lead to layoffs among federal workers.

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Debate Over Military Budget Heating Up

ship delivery policy

The debate over the military budget is heating up in Washington between the defense hawks on Capitol Hill and the fiscal hawks in the Trump administration.

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Marines Chastised for Sharing Nude Photos, Speier Wants Firings

Marines

House Armed Services Committee member Jackie Speier calls for the firing of Marines who shared nude photos of female service members on social media.

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DoD Blocked LCS Cost Overruns from GAO Report

LCS cost overruns

A week before the FY17 DoD budget — upped to $584 billion — is expected to finally reach the House floor, a congressional audit reports cost overruns in the controversial Littoral Combat Ship program were classified and kept out of an earlier Government Accountability Office report.

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N. Korea Missile Launches Raise New Alarms

Missile Launches

North Korea fired several ballistic missiles into the East Sea in an apparent protest against the ongoing joint military drills between South Korea and the US. These launchings Monday raise new alarms about the threat to North Korea’s neighbors.

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McCain Decries Lack of Cyber Strategy

John McCain

Arizona Sen. John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is running out of patience when it comes to the US formulating what he considers an effective cyber strategy.

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Trump to Speak From Carrier Deck in Newport News, Va.

Trump in Newport News

Days after a pro-military speech before a joint session of Congress, President Trump visits Newport News Shipyard, a center of nuclear-powered shipbuilding for Navy.

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