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

By Bryant Jordan on Sunday, November 16th, 2014

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.

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

By Bryant Jordan on Thursday, November 13th, 2014

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

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

By Bryant Jordan on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

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.

Republicans Take Over Key Senate Committees

By Bryant Jordan on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

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.

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

By Bryant Jordan on Monday, November 3rd, 2014

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.

McCain Calls Two-Star Admiral and Pentagon Spokesman an ‘Idiot’

By Bryant Jordan on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

McCain Calls Two-Star Admiral and Pentagon Spokesman an ‘Idiot’

Sen. John McCain slammed the top spokesman for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, calling Rear Adm. John Kirby “an idiot.”

U.S. Army has Growing Role in Africa Missions

By Bryant Jordan on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

U.S. Army has Growing Role in Africa Missions

The fight against Ebola is only the latest of the Army’s Africa expanding mission set, which has grown in recent years.

IAVA Hits VA Over Watchdog Subpoena

By Bryant Jordan on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

IAVA Hits VA Over Watchdog Subpoena

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America is backing a government watchdog’s refusal to hand over documents from potential VA whistleblowers.

Admiral: Sealift Can Complement Amphib Fleet

By Bryant Jordan on Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Admiral: Sealift Can Complement Amphib Fleet

The head of Military Sealift Command says his cargo and support vessels are ready to free up the Marine Corps’ amphibious fleet.

Air Force Budget Slashes Legacy Aircraft

By Bryant Jordan on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Air Force Budget Slashes Legacy Aircraft

The 2015 budget translates into fewer airmen and fewer aircraft across its active-duty, reserve and guard components.

Obama to Announce Advanced Manufacturing Institutes

By Bryant Jordan on Monday, February 24th, 2014

Obama to Announce Advanced Manufacturing Institutes

Obama will announce a new Pentagon and private-sector partnership aimed at beefing up advanced manufacturing technology in the U.S.

Lawmaker: ‘Expedite Bill to Kill COLA Adjustment’

By Bryant Jordan on Friday, January 10th, 2014

Lawmaker: ‘Expedite Bill to Kill COLA Adjustment’

It may not be until spring before any action takes place on efforts to restore full cost-of-living adjustments to the pay of working age military retirees.

New Joint Security Cooperation Comm System Going Live

By Bryant Jordan on Monday, January 6th, 2014

New Joint Security Cooperation Comm System Going Live

The Joint Global Theater Security Cooperation Management Information System is set to go live, according to a Pentagon release.

Reports: Kerry Would Put US Troops in Palestine

By Bryant Jordan on Monday, December 30th, 2013

Reports: Kerry Would Put US Troops in Palestine

The State Department is not commenting on reportsof a final peace deal between Israel and a Palestinian state that would have American troops pulling security in the Jordan Valley.

Will Aircraft Carriers Remain Useful in Future Wars?

By Bryant Jordan on Monday, December 16th, 2013

Will Aircraft Carriers Remain Useful in Future Wars?

Defense analyst questions if Pentagon leaders are willing to be honest about the makeup of future wars and what the military will need to win.

Bill Targets Abuse in VA Contracting

By Bryant Jordan on Saturday, November 16th, 2013

Bill Targets Abuse in VA Contracting

Students who become injured while cadets at U.S. service academy prep schools will no longer be able to claim vet status or file for disability compensation with the VA.

Army: Furloughs Make Civilian Force a Serious Flight Risk

By Bryant Jordan on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Army: Furloughs Make Civilian Force a Serious Flight Risk

Army TRADOC Commander Gen. Bob Cone said the service should offer education opportunities to its civilian force to entice them to stay with DoD.

F-35 Official Returns to AFA Year After Criticizing Lockheed Martin

By Bryant Jordan on Thursday, September 12th, 2013

F-35 Official Returns to AFA Year After Criticizing Lockheed Martin

The military’s top F-35 officer will return to the conference where he questioned Lockheed Martin’s relationship with the Joint Program Office.

Navy: X-47B Drone Won’t Be a Killer

By Bryant Jordan on Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Navy: X-47B Drone Won’t Be a Killer

Service officials say they have no intention to convert the X-47B into a strike platform.

Retired Commanders Support Israeli-Palestinian Peace Push

By Bryant Jordan on Monday, July 29th, 2013

Retired Commanders Support Israeli-Palestinian Peace Push

Former U.S. Central Command leaders spoke of a need to re-engage in peace talks between Israel and Palestine.

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