Odierno Rejects Comparing Gulf War to Recent Iraq War

Odierno Rejects Comparing Gulf War to Recent Iraq War

The top Army officer dismissed a retired general’s book as “one man’s opinion,” and rejected the idea of comparing Operation Desert Storm to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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Republicans Pick Thornberry to Chair House Armed Services Committee

Republicans Pick Thornberry to Chair House Armed Services Committee

Rep. Thornberry will replace Rep. McKeon to head the House’s most powerful defense committee.

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New Report Says Surface Navy Should Go On Offensive

New Report Says Surface Navy Should Go On Offensive

The U.S. Navy needs to embrace a more offensive surface warfare strategy which finds additional uses for long-range weapons and missiles, says CSBA.

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Congress Likely to Back War Chest to Fight ISIS

Congress Likely to Back War Chest to Fight ISIS

Congress will likely pass the White House’s separate war-funding request to battle Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria despite some lawmakers’ concerns over strategy

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Hagel Announces New Technology Initiative to Stay Ahead of China, Russia

Hagel Announces New Technology Initiative to Stay Ahead of China, Russia

The defense secretary said the U.S. military must make a serious push to upgrade its technology and R&D or risk falling behind China and Russia.

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Senator Says Air Force Misleading Congress in Pitch to Kill A-10

Senator Says Air Force Misleading Congress in Pitch to Kill A-10

Sen. Kelly Ayotte said Air Force leaders have not provided the whole truth as they explain the need to retire the A-10 to pave way for F-35

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Republicans Press to Save A-10 Following New Air Force Proposal

Republicans Press to Save A-10 Following New Air Force Proposal

The Air Force has reportedly offered a compromise to only retire three A-10 squadrons, not the entire fleet.

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Army Buys More Self-Propelled Howitzers

Army Buys More Self-Propelled Howitzers

The U.S. Army has awarded a $142 million contract to BAE Systems new M109A7 self-propelled howitzers and M992A3 ammunition carriers.

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ISIS Advances Force US to Train Iraqi Pilots in Arizona

ISIS Advances Force US to Train Iraqi Pilots in Arizona

Since Iraq is too dangerous at the moment, the U.S. military will begin delivering the F-16s the Baghdad government bought last year to Arizona.

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Pentagon Denies Rumors Hagel On His Way Out

Pentagon Denies Rumors Hagel On His Way Out

The Pentagon on Friday sought to dispel rumors fueled by opinion columns that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had lost favor with the White House and would soon be replaced.

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Navy’s LCS Tests Counter-Mine, Anti-Submarine Technology

Navy’s LCS Tests Counter-Mine, Anti-Submarine Technology

The anti-mine developmental and operational tests this past summer took place on board the USS Independence, or LCS 2.

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Republicans Take Over Key Senate Committees

Republicans Take Over Key Senate Committees

Here’s a breakdown of the Senate Republicans most likely to move into the chairmanships of Senate committees key to the military.

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NATO Warns France of Warship Sale to Russia

NATO Warns France of Warship Sale to Russia

Gen. Breedlove said he had renewed NATO warnings to France against selling two Mistral-class helicopter assault ships to Russia.

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F-35C Lands First Time on Carrier

F-35C Lands First Time on Carrier

The Navy’s F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducted its first arrested landing Nov. 3.

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Russia Delivers Last of U.S.-bought Helicopters to Afghan Military

Russia Delivers Last of U.S.-bought Helicopters to Afghan Military

The last of 63 Russian Mi-17 transport helicopters that the Pentagon ordered for Afghanistan’s military were delivered in October.

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Pentagon Implements F-35 Engine Fixes

Pentagon Implements F-35 Engine Fixes

Engineers with the Pentagon’s F-35 program are implementing a series of short– and long-term fixes to the aircraft’s engine problems.

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