June 25, 2018

Will Military Front Cost for Border Wall?

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President Donald Trump and DefSec Jim Mattis have discussed the possibility that the US military front the costs for a border wall between the US and Mexico.

Pentagon: Urgent Need for Underwater Drones

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A Pentagon official told an audience of submarine officers and military contractors that the US Navy needs more underwater drones — and it needs them now.

DoD Avoids Bad News, Weapon Costs Creep

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A GAO report links weapons cost overruns to DoD’s reluctance to report negative developments for fear of jeopardizing program funding.

Carter ‘Champion of Wasteful Military Spending’

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Leading business magazine blasts DefSec nominee Ashton Carter’s history of wasting taxpayer money.

Morning Coffee: Hornet Tests IRST Sensor Pod

A successful first test of the Hornet’s sensor pod promises to transform air-to-air operations, according to the US Navy.

White House Sequestration Report Due to Arrive

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It’s a week late, but the Obama administration’s report on sequestration spending should come Friday.