Is White House Micromanagement Scaring Off Likely Defense Secretaries?

Is White House Micromanagement Scaring Off Likely Defense Secretaries?

The White House’s micromanagement of the Pentagon may be why front-runners to replace Chuck Hagel as defense secretary dropped out of the race.

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Navy LCS Replacement Hangs in Limbo with Hagel Resignation

Navy LCS Replacement Hangs in Limbo with Hagel Resignation

The Navy’s plan to replace the last 20 Littoral Combat Ships with a new vessel faces uncertainty following Hagel’s resignation.

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Hagel’s Successor Could Be First Female Pentagon Chief

Hagel’s Successor Could Be First Female Pentagon Chief

With Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s resignation final, all eyes are on a handful of officials capable of becoming the next Pentagon chief.

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Pentagon Finalizes $4.7 Billion for 43 More F-35s

Pentagon Finalizes $4.7 Billion for 43 More F-35s

The deal with Lockheed Martin includes new fighters for the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy and five planes for international partners.

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Army, Marine Corps Finish Testing JLTV Prototypes

Army, Marine Corps Finish Testing JLTV Prototypes

Manufacturers are still waiting for the program office to release a request for proposals — initially expected this month — to begin the next round of competition.

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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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