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THE TOPLINE: In a victory for the Trump administration, the House on Thursday approved legislation to renew government surveillance powers while voting down new limits on... [Read More]
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The additions are meant to prepare for the spring fighting season. [Read More]
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The Pentagon's first full-scale audit will cost about $367 million in fiscal 2018 and an additional $551 million to fix identified problems, Defense Department Comptroller David Norquist... [Read More]
The State Department plans to sell Japan more than $133 million worth of missiles and equipment to push back against North Korea's "provocative behavior," the... [Read More]
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THE TOPLINE: U.S. officials have reportedly talked about the potential to conduct a targeted strike against sites in North Korea in a "bloody nose" strategy. [Read More]
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The Army will reportedly train thousands more troops in tunnel warfare this year on the chance President Trump wants such a military option for North... [Read More]
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Defense contractor L3 Technologies has hired former Navy acquisition chief Sean Stackley, the company ... [Read More]
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The Pentagon on Monday announced it was withholding $900 million in security assistance for Pakistan.The fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) provides up to... [Read More]
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The Department of Defense (DOD) on Monday endorsed a demonstration against military sexual assault held earlier in the day in front of the Pentagon.Roughly 40 military... [Read More]
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The inclement weather caused the Senate's first week back from the holidays to sputter out, but both chambers of Congress are slated to be back... [Read More]
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Defense Secretary James Mattis said Thursday that the United States is still working with Pakistan to coordinate military supply routes needed for the fight in... [Read More]
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THE TOPLINE: The United States and South Korea have agreed to delay an annual joint military exercise that was scheduled to take place during the Winter... [Read More]
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Defense Secretary James Mattis said Thursday that joint military exercises with South Korea - delayed until after the Winter Olympics due to tensions with North Korea -... [Read More]
The Senate on Wednesday confirmed former Lockheed Martin executive John Rood to be under secretary of Defense for policy. [Read More]
President Trump on Wednesday named two veteran Defense Department civilians for top Pentagon acquisition jobs.Trump picked William Roper to be the assi... [Read More]
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THE TOPLINE: President Trump on Tuesday said the Iranian people are "finally" taking action against the country's "brutal and corrupt" rulers, and reiterated his warning to Tehran that... [Read More]
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The commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East wants the Afghan military to follow a new strategy in 2018 he hopes will lead to new... [Read More]
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President Trump is changing gears on Afghanistan as he enters his second year in office. [Read More]
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The past year has been a mixed bag of defense issues for President Trump, who came into the presidency and immediately experienced a botched raid... [Read More]
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A U.S. soldier died Wednesday in Iraq while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, the Defense Department said in a Friday statement.Spc. Avadon Chaves, 20, of Turlock,... [Read More]
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