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The News & Observer
Damaged USS Fort Worth has repairs on its horizonwarfare systems and mine detection, but they are not heavily armed. Mabus, the
Damaged USS Fort Worth has repairs on its horizon
The News & Observer / Posted 8 hours ago
warfare systems and mine detection, but they are not heavily armed. Mabus, the Navy chief, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee in March that the littoral combat ship was a “crucial part of our fleet.” “We have got a... Read more
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Boston Globe
Raytheon GPS contract under Pentagon reviewto implement,” the service said. Michael Doble, a Raytheon spokesman, referred
Raytheon GPS contract under Pentagon review
Boston Globe / Posted 9 hours ago
to implement,” the service said. Michael Doble, a Raytheon spokesman, referred all questions to the Air Force. The Senate Armed Services Committee withheld all $394 million that the Pentagon requested for the system for fiscal 2017 when it... Read more
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Orange County Register
9 in Navy disciplined over Iran's capture of sailorsthat diplomacy plays in keeping our country safe, secure and strong.” But in M
9 in Navy disciplined over Iran's capture of sailors
Orange County Register / Posted 13 hours ago
that diplomacy plays in keeping our country safe, secure and strong.” But in March, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told the Senate Armed Services Committee that Iran may have violated international law when it seized the sailors, saying “Iran’s... Read more
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dna
Pentagon announces transgender Americans may serve openly in US militarycontinue to be more interested in forcing their social agenda through the DOD,"
Pentagon announces transgender Americans may serve openly in US military
dna / Posted 18 hours ago
continue to be more interested in forcing their social agenda through the DOD," Senator Jim Inhofe, a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee said. The New York Times welcomed the decision. "For transgender troops who are serving... Read more
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Rappler
US military lifts ban on transgender personnel– is dependent on our troops being medically ready and deployable." Republican
US military lifts ban on transgender personnel
Rappler / Posted 23 hours ago
– is dependent on our troops being medically ready and deployable." Republican Senator Jim Inhofe, who sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said the move was a distraction. "Our military is facing historic readiness shortfalls,... Read more
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Alaska Public
Kodiak Spaceport lands big customerCorporation that could be worth as much as $80 million over the next six years.
Kodiak Spaceport lands big customer
Alaska Public / Posted 23 hours ago
Corporation that could be worth as much as $80 million over the next six years. U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, says the contract will require new construction at the complex. “Potential housing, sewer,... Read more
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The Washington Times
Pentagon to allow transgender people to serve openly in militaryputting our service members’ lives at greater risk,” said Sen. James M. Inhofe,
Pentagon to allow transgender people to serve openly in military
The Washington Times / Posted 23 hours ago
putting our service members’ lives at greater risk,” said Sen. James M. Inhofe, the Oklahoma Republican who sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee. “Addressing this crisis should be the sole focus of the Obama administration, but instead... Read more
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Boston Globe
Transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in militarysilent on Thursday. Republicans in Congress were not. Senator Jim Inhofe of Ok
Transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in military
Boston Globe / Posted yesterday
silent on Thursday. Republicans in Congress were not. Senator Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, a Republican member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, called for the new policy to not be carried out until Congress could convene hearings. And... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
US military lifts ban on transgender personnel- is dependent on our troops being medically ready and deployable." Republican
US military lifts ban on transgender personnel
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
- is dependent on our troops being medically ready and deployable." Republican Senator Jim Inhofe, who sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said the move was a distraction. "Our military is facing historic readiness shortfalls,... Read more
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The Hill
GOP calls for hearings on end of military's transgender banon the issue. “Something like this will require some legislation,” McCain said
GOP calls for hearings on end of military's transgender ban
The Hill / Posted yesterday
on the issue. “Something like this will require some legislation,” McCain said. “In the coming days, I will be asking Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain and Ranking Member Jack Reed to hold hearings on this matter,” Inhofe... Read more
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Roll Call
Red Alert: Russia Looms Large as a Security Threatprobably in 2008, but certainly across the last two years, is we do not have a
Red Alert: Russia Looms Large as a Security Threat
Roll Call / Posted yesterday
probably in 2008, but certainly across the last two years, is we do not have a partner in Russia,” Breedlove told the Senate Armed Services Committee in March. That was not always the case. Rose Gottemoeller, undersecretary of State for arms... Read more
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Salon.com
Senate confirms generals for top Air Force, Africa commandscongratulations to Goldfein. She says his swearing-in is set for Friday. Waldh
Senate confirms generals for top Air Force, Africa commands
Salon.com / Posted yesterday
congratulations to Goldfein. She says his swearing-in is set for Friday. Waldhauser is a Marine Corps general who told the Senate Armed Services Committee recently he is not aware the U.S. has an “overall grand strategy” for Libya. The country has... Read more
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Air Force Times
Senate confirms new Air Force chief, AFRICOM commanderGuard and Air Force Reserve in pre-recess work late Wednesday. All of the nomi
Senate confirms new Air Force chief, AFRICOM commander
Air Force Times / Posted yesterday
Guard and Air Force Reserve in pre-recess work late Wednesday. All of the nominees received quick approval from the Senate Armed Services Committee earlier in the week and were expected to be confirmed without opposition. The moves came as... Read more
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Salon.com
America is lying about its involvement in Africa: AFRICOM’s reports simply don’t add upMali and Burkina Faso to, most recently, Côte d’Ivoire, but questions have aris
America is lying about its involvement in Africa: AFRICOM’s reports simply don’t add up
Salon.com / Posted yesterday
Mali and Burkina Faso to, most recently, Côte d’Ivoire, but questions have arisen about his recent testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC). Did the outgoing AFRICOM chief lie to the senators about the number of missions being... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Shabaab Plans to Attack US Forces Prompted Recent Airstrike in Somaliasuch as Uganda, Burundi, Ethiopia who provide these forces, they've taken a lit
Shabaab Plans to Attack US Forces Prompted Recent Airstrike in Somalia
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
such as Uganda, Burundi, Ethiopia who provide these forces, they've taken a little bit of a back slide," he told the Senate Armed Services Committee on June 21. "So if confirmed, one of the first things I will do is take a look at the... Read more
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Air Force Times
Senate panel grants more visas for Afghans who supported U.S.with our military and diplomats," Shaheen said. Shaheen and Sen. John McCain o
Senate panel grants more visas for Afghans who supported U.S.
Air Force Times / Posted 2 days ago
with our military and diplomats," Shaheen said. Shaheen and Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the Republican chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, had sought earlier this month to extend and expand the visa program by adding an amendment... Read more
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Waxahachie Daily Light
Goodbye, Benghazi sleuths, take your tinfoil hatsCommittee, in its 2014 report, had found no such evidence. The Senate Intellige
Goodbye, Benghazi sleuths, take your tinfoil hats
Waxahachie Daily Light / Posted 2 days ago
Committee, in its 2014 report, had found no such evidence. The Senate Intelligence Committee found no such evidence. The Senate Armed Services Committee found no such evidence. The House Foreign Affairs Committee found no such evidence. The House... Read more
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Salon.com
Senate panel grants more visas for Afghans who supported USwith our military and diplomats,” Shaheen said. Shaheen and Sen. John McCain o
Senate panel grants more visas for Afghans who supported US
Salon.com / Posted 2 days ago
with our military and diplomats,” Shaheen said. Shaheen and Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the Republican chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, had sought earlier this month to extend and expand the visa program by adding an amendment... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Senate panel grants more visas for Afghans who supported USwith our military and diplomats," Shaheen said. Shaheen and Sen. John McCain o
Senate panel grants more visas for Afghans who supported US
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 2 days ago
with our military and diplomats," Shaheen said. Shaheen and Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the Republican chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, had sought earlier this month to extend and expand the visa program by adding an amendment... Read more
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The Hill
Calls grow for encryption paneldominant business models for cyber crime. The number of victims and growth rate
Calls grow for encryption panel
The Hill / Posted 2 days ago
dominant business models for cyber crime. The number of victims and growth rate are even higher for PCs. THURSDAY --The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold a closed hearing on cyber and encryption challenges in national security at 9:30... Read more
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The Hill
Al-Shabaab plans to attack US forces prompted recent airstrike in Somaliasuch as Uganda, Burundi, Ethiopia who provide these forces, they've taken a lit
Al-Shabaab plans to attack US forces prompted recent airstrike in Somalia
The Hill / Posted 2 days ago
such as Uganda, Burundi, Ethiopia who provide these forces, they've taken a little bit of a back slide," he told the Senate Armed Services Committee on June 21. "So if confirmed, one of the first things I will do is take a look at the... Read more
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The Hill
Overnight Defense: Benghazi report fallout | Nearly 50 dead after Istanbul attackon Benghazi among the lowest points of his career, reports The Hill's Mark Hens
Overnight Defense: Benghazi report fallout | Nearly 50 dead after Istanbul attack
The Hill / Posted 3 days ago
on Benghazi among the lowest points of his career, reports The Hill's Mark Hensch. McCHRYSTAL BACKS PENTAGON REFORM: The Senate Armed Services Committee got a boost Tuesday from retired Army Gen. Stan McChrystal, who testified in support of... Read more
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The Hill
McChrystal backs McCain's Pentagon reform proposalThe Senate Armed Services Committee got a boost Tuesday from retired Army Gen.
McChrystal backs McCain's Pentagon reform proposal
The Hill / Posted 3 days ago
The Senate Armed Services Committee got a boost Tuesday from retired Army Gen. Stan McChrystal, who testified in support of Pentagon reforms the committee backs. ADVERTISEMENT "Every time that I can think of when you have a very complex difficult... Read more
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The Hill
US sees drop in Chinese cyberattackswhich aims to harden communications networks and assist 911 operators in locati
US sees drop in Chinese cyberattacks
The Hill / Posted 3 days ago
which aims to harden communications networks and assist 911 operators in locating cell phone callers. THURSDAY --The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold a closed hearing on cyber and encryption challenges in national security at 9:30... Read more
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Air Force Times
Shortages at 'privatized commissary' may point to future headachestalk about turning over commissaries to the private sector to operate has gaine
Shortages at 'privatized commissary' may point to future headaches
Air Force Times / Posted 3 days ago
talk about turning over commissaries to the private sector to operate has gained momentum, including two efforts in the Senate Armed Services Committee to require the Defense Department to test commissary privatization. Those attempts were... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Amisom Troops Miss Monthly Stipends in Wake of EU Funding CutEthiopia," Lt-Gen Thomas Waldhauser said. "We expect activity to increase acro
Amisom Troops Miss Monthly Stipends in Wake of EU Funding Cut
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
Ethiopia," Lt-Gen Thomas Waldhauser said. "We expect activity to increase across the region during Ramadhan," he told the Senate Armed Services Committee, which is considering his nomination as head of US Africa Command (Africom). Col Obonyo said... Read more
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The Hill
Overnight Defense: Pentagon hails Fallujah's recapture | Texts to VA suicide hotline went unansweredthe traditionally friendly ties between Turkey and Russia," according to a Krem
Overnight Defense: Pentagon hails Fallujah's recapture | Texts to VA suicide hotline went unanswered
The Hill / Posted 4 days ago
the traditionally friendly ties between Turkey and Russia," according to a Kremlin statement. ON TAP FOR TOMORROW: The Senate Armed Services Committee will host a hearing on "Improving Strategic Integration at the Department of Defense" at 9:30... Read more
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E-Commerce Times
Senate Falls Short on Expansion of FBI Surveillance Authorityby Sen. Richard Burr, R-NC, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and
Senate Falls Short on Expansion of FBI Surveillance Authority
E-Commerce Times / Posted 4 days ago
by Sen. Richard Burr, R-NC, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. The amendment would have granted the FBI the power to obtain suspected terrorists'... Read more
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FOX 59 Indianapolis
Sen. Joe Donnelly meets with FBI, receives briefing on terror threat in Indianajob is to work with the FBI, to ask them challenging questions,” Donnelly said
Sen. Joe Donnelly meets with FBI, receives briefing on terror threat in Indiana
FOX 59 Indianapolis / Posted 4 days ago
job is to work with the FBI, to ask them challenging questions,” Donnelly said after the meeting. A member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, with a focus on emerging threats nationwide, Donnelly said FBI agents in Indianapolis are... Read more
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The Hill
The Hill's 12:30 ReportEDT: President Obama hosts the 2015 WNBA champions, the Minnesota Lynx, at the
The Hill's 12:30 Report
The Hill / Posted 4 days ago
EDT: President Obama hosts the 2015 WNBA champions, the Minnesota Lynx, at the White House. 9:30 a.m. EDT tomorrow: The Senate Armed Services Committee is hosting a hearing on "Improving Strategic Integration at the Department of Defense" with... Read more
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The Hill
Senators face unfinished defense workthough, started this week between the so-called "Big Four," or the chairmen and
Senators face unfinished defense work
The Hill / Posted 4 days ago
though, started this week between the so-called "Big Four," or the chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate Armed Services committees. The staff director of the Senate panel predicted this week that sticking points will... Read more
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The Hill
Senate panel takes up location data billcommit to when that would take place. On Thursday, National Security Agency ch
Senate panel takes up location data bill
The Hill / Posted 4 days ago
commit to when that would take place. On Thursday, National Security Agency chief Mike Rogers will testify in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee about cyber and encryption challenges for national security. However, the meeting will be... Read more
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Air Force Times
This week in Congress: McChrystal talks strategy and DOD reformssummer break begins next month, and only the Senate is in town conducting busin
This week in Congress: McChrystal talks strategy and DOD reforms
Air Force Times / Posted 4 days ago
summer break begins next month, and only the Senate is in town conducting business this week. On Tuesday, the Senate Armed Services Committee will invite retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former head of U.S. forces in Afghanistan,... Read more
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The Manteca Bulletin
Drafting our daughtersmaneuver by the House Rules Committee was able to strip out the provision befor
Drafting our daughters
The Manteca Bulletin / Posted 4 days ago
maneuver by the House Rules Committee was able to strip out the provision before NDAA passed the full House. When the Senate Armed Services Committee took up its version of the NDAA, the chairman, John McCain, exercised his prerogative to add... Read more
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Zero Hedge
How The Pentagon Is Preparing For A Tank War With Russiatunnels, a claim that many were able to quickly debunk. In 2014, he helped pass
How The Pentagon Is Preparing For A Tank War With Russia
Zero Hedge / Posted 4 days ago
tunnels, a claim that many were able to quickly debunk. In 2014, he helped pass photos to Sen. James Inhofe of the Senate Armed Services Committee that purported to be recent images of Russian forces inside Ukraine. It turned out they were... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Sen. Bill Nelson plays key role in Russian engine dealthe Pentagon stop using Russian rocket engines to launch its spy satellites? S
Sen. Bill Nelson plays key role in Russian engine deal
Naples Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
the Pentagon stop using Russian rocket engines to launch its spy satellites? Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, wanted to immediately ban further use of the engines. Continuing to buy them, he said, "puts... Read more
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Air Force Times
The National Guard is coming to a dangerous crossroads, incoming chief warnssecurity challenges. Lt. Gen Joseph Lengyel, who currently serves as the Natio
The National Guard is coming to a dangerous crossroads, incoming chief warns
Air Force Times / Posted 6 days ago
security challenges. Lt. Gen Joseph Lengyel, who currently serves as the National Guard's vice chief, told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday that the 342,000 Army National Guard members and the 105,500 Air National Guard... Read more
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New Kerala
Zardari urges U.S. to support sale of F-16 jets to Pakistan - newkerala.com #81639Sindh information department, Zardari met Senator John McCain in Los Angeles an
Zardari urges U.S. to support sale of F-16 jets to Pakistan - newkerala.com #81639
New Kerala / Posted 6 days ago
Sindh information department, Zardari met Senator John McCain in Los Angeles and sought the support of the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee in getting the fighter jets. "Former president of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari met Senator John... Read more
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Air Force Times
Women and the military draft: Selective Service's fate hinges on the decisioncould supply a list of draftees if the Defense Department asked for one, citing
Women and the military draft: Selective Service's fate hinges on the decision
Air Force Times / Posted 6 days ago
could supply a list of draftees if the Defense Department asked for one, citing shortcomings in the process. House and Senate Armed Services Committee leaders met Thursday to discuss potential sticking points in upcoming conference discussions... Read more
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Pakistan News Tribune
Zardari met John McCain for F-16 deala statement. In his meeting with US Senator John McCain in Los Angeles, he als
Zardari met John McCain for F-16 deal
Pakistan News Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
a statement. In his meeting with US Senator John McCain in Los Angeles, he also sought the support of the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee of the US in getting the fighter jets, said the statement issued by the Sindh information... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Boko Haram Fracturing Over Islamic State Ties, U.S. General Saysthe nominee to lead U.S. military's Africa Command, disclosed this in Washingto
Boko Haram Fracturing Over Islamic State Ties, U.S. General Says
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
the nominee to lead U.S. military's Africa Command, disclosed this in Washington during his nomination hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee. He said that the problem in the group resulted from some members splitting from shadowy... Read more
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dna
US Senators concerned over Chinese actions in East China Seain a statement. The statement was jointly signed by Senators John McCain and J
US Senators concerned over Chinese actions in East China Sea
dna / Posted 7 days ago
in a statement. The statement was jointly signed by Senators John McCain and Jack Reed, Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Bob Corker and Ben Cardin, Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations... Read more
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Breitbart
U.S. Admits to Boots on the Ground in LibyaMarine Corps Lt. General Thomas D. Waldhauser, awaiting Senate confirmation to
U.S. Admits to Boots on the Ground in Libya
Breitbart / Posted 7 days ago
Marine Corps Lt. General Thomas D. Waldhauser, awaiting Senate confirmation to lead American forces in Africa, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the U.S. has a small number of troops deployed in Libya, serving in “advisory roles.” He... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Nick Turse, Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics... and U.S. Africa CommandMali and Burkina Faso to, most recently, Côte d'Ivoire, but questions have ari
Nick Turse, Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics... and U.S. Africa Command
Op-Ed News / Posted 8 days ago
Mali and Burkina Faso to, most recently, Côte d'Ivoire, but questions have arisen about his recent testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC). Did the outgoing AFRICOM chief lie to the senators about the number of missions being... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
American Legion: Pentagon officials 'turned their backs' in effort to limit advantage veterans have in federal hiringwould still go to the head of the hiring queue. Top defense officials pressed S
American Legion: Pentagon officials 'turned their backs' in effort to limit advantage veterans have in federal hiring
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 8 days ago
would still go to the head of the hiring queue. Top defense officials pressed Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, for the change, Senate aides said, to ensure that qualified non-veterans are considered... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
U.S. General - Islamic State Ties Divide Boko Haramto lead the US military Africa Command (AFRICOM), disclosed this in Washington
U.S. General - Islamic State Ties Divide Boko Haram
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
to lead the US military Africa Command (AFRICOM), disclosed this in Washington during his nomination hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee. Waldhauser said the problem in the group resulted from some members splitting from shadowy... Read more
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Air Force Times
Air Force Digs Its Heels In On Bomber Cost Secrecyagency than the overall contract value,” he said in a statement. But not all l
Air Force Digs Its Heels In On Bomber Cost Secrecy
Air Force Times / Posted 9 days ago
agency than the overall contract value,” he said in a statement. But not all lawmakers agree with him. When the Senate Armed Services Committee met in closed session to hash out its annual defense policy bill, there was a vote on whether... Read more
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Newsmax
Top General to Senate: Obama's Strategy in Libya 'Makes No Sense'as an imminent threat to the U.S., CNN reports. Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, speakin
Top General to Senate: Obama's Strategy in Libya 'Makes No Sense'
Newsmax / Posted 9 days ago
as an imminent threat to the U.S., CNN reports. Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, speaking during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee to lead U.S. Africa Command, urged bolstered American military action in Libya to ensure that... Read more
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Newsmax
Marines Turn to Boneyard for Fighter Jets Amid F-35 DelaysCNN reported in April. The 2008 GOP presidential nominee referred to the skyroc
Marines Turn to Boneyard for Fighter Jets Amid F-35 Delays
Newsmax / Posted 9 days ago
CNN reported in April. The 2008 GOP presidential nominee referred to the skyrocketing cost as "disgraceful" at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on learning the price tag had reached $400 billion, nearly twice what was... Read more
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FOX News
Libya fighting, blast at ammunition depot kill more than 60small number of troops on the ground in Libya but that no more are needed "at t
Libya fighting, blast at ammunition depot kill more than 60
FOX News / Posted 9 days ago
small number of troops on the ground in Libya but that no more are needed "at the moment." Waldhauser testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee, saying the Americans are in advisory roles in Libya while acknowledging that he isn't aware... Read more
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