April 13, 2024

Veto Threat Dropped

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The Hill reports that the House has advanced the Defense Authorization Bill. And CNN reports that White House has withdrawn a threat to veto it.

AOL Defense says Buck McKeon unveiled his own debt reduction plan … in addition to the GOP’s plan reported by DEFCON Hill. McKeon would cut the federal workforce to pay for his plan, according to Defense News. Defense Daily Network reports that Republicans plan an anti-sequestration fight (subscription required) for January.

DEFCON Hill quotes Panetta as saying that US drones will continue to spy on Iran.

DoD Buzz quotes top aviation lobbyist as saying the 2011 was good, but 2012 doesn’t look pretty.

The Pentagon wants to establish a blimp czar (subscription required), according to Inside Defense.

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