February 4, 2023

Obama Threatens Defense Bill Veto

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The Washington Post labels the coming combination of tax resets and sequestration “Taxmageddon.” Former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs declares that the Pentagon should be ready for $250 billion in cuts, even if sequestration doesn’t happen. The Senate cuts funds for veterans affairs and military construction, The Hill reports. Meanwhile, House appropriators add $5.3 billion to Pentagon budget, Defense News reports. The White House is threatening to veto the defense appropriations bill, DoD Buzz reports.

Insitu gets another $35.5 million from NAVAIR’s “rent-a-drone” funding mechanism.

Defense Tech has new video of China’s two J-20 stealth fighters. Meanwhile, India’s fifth-generation PAK-FA fighter has been delayed, according to FlightGlobal.

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