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Congress to Review Military Equipment Sent to Police

By Michael Hoffman on Friday, August 15th, 2014

Congress to Review Military Equipment Sent to Police

Senator Levin said Congress would re-evaluate the program the Pentagon set up to pass on unwanted military gear to to local police.

Next-Gen Combat Pilot Helmet

By Michael Hoffman on Thursday, July 24th, 2014

MH-17 Shoot Down Alters Air Force’s Space Equation

By Michael Hoffman on Thursday, July 24th, 2014

MH-17 Shoot Down Alters Air Force’s Space Equation

ULA’s dependence on Russian rocket engines seems to put the joint venture at risk as sanctions against Russian companies intensify.

Gaza Shows Worth in Laser Missile Defense Systems

By Michael Hoffman on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Gaza Shows Worth in Laser Missile Defense Systems

The costly Iron Dome missile defense system is proving its worth and the need for laser missile defense systems.

Chinese Spy Ship Arrives Near RIMPAC

By Michael Hoffman on Monday, July 21st, 2014

Chinese Spy Ship Arrives Near RIMPAC

The Chinese sent an electronic surveillance ship to the edge of the region of the Rim of the Pacific 2014 exercise.

Super Hornet Puts on a Super Show

By Michael Hoffman on Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Grounded? Top F-35 Official Discuss Issues

By Michael Hoffman on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Report: Engine Responsible for F-35 Fire

By Michael Hoffman on Monday, July 7th, 2014

Report: Engine Responsible for F-35 Fire

The article is the first to peg the propulsion system’s after-burning turbofan — not necessarily the integrated power pack — to the incident.

Pentagon Proposes New Missile Defense System in South Korea

By Michael Hoffman on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Pentagon Proposes New Missile Defense System in South Korea

Adm. James Winnefeld proposed Wednesday deploying a THAAD missile defense system in South Korea.

USS Monsoon Griffin Missile Test

By Michael Hoffman on Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Group Links Military to Cyber, Robotics Innovators

By Michael Hoffman on Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Group Links Military to Cyber, Robotics Innovators

Outside groups are stepping in to help match the U.S. Defense Department and other federal agencies with small businesses and entrepreneurs.

LCS Program: What Does the Future Hold?

By Michael Hoffman on Monday, April 21st, 2014

Navy Set to Pick Presidential Helicopter Contractor

By Michael Hoffman on Monday, April 14th, 2014

Navy Set to Pick Presidential Helicopter Contractor

The Navy plans to select the contractor who will build the next generation presidential helicopter next month.

Osprey Readiness Rates Improved 25% over 5 years

By Michael Hoffman on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Osprey Readiness Rates Improved 25% over 5 years

Readiness rates over the past five years for the MV-22 Osprey have risen by 25 percent and costs have dropped 20 percent.

Air Force Budget Slashes Legacy Aircraft

By Michael Hoffman 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.

McCain Places Hold on Pentagon No. 2 Nomination

By Michael Hoffman on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

McCain Places Hold on Pentagon No. 2 Nomination

Arizona senator placed a hold on Robert Work and Christine Wormuth’s nomination following a testy confirmation hearing.

Hagel Proposes Retiring A-10, Cutting LCS to 32 Ships

By Michael Hoffman on Monday, February 24th, 2014

Hagel Proposes Retiring A-10, Cutting LCS to 32 Ships

The defense secretary took a swipe at favorites like the A-10 and U-2, as well as controversial ships like the LCS in the DoD budget proposal.

Obama set to Slate Ex-Navy Official as Pentagon No. 2

By Michael Hoffman on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Obama set to Slate Ex-Navy Official as Pentagon No. 2

The Navy receives likely boost as reporst say former Navy Under Secretary Robert Work will take over as Deputy SecDef.

Army Sticks to Plan to Cut Guard’s Helo Fleet

By Michael Hoffman on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Army Sticks to Plan to Cut Guard’s Helo Fleet

Army Chief defended the service’s plan to transfer 400 helicopters from the reserve to active component.

MARSOC Makes ‘Lone Shooter’ Joke in Tweet About MLK Day

By Michael Hoffman on Friday, January 17th, 2014

MARSOC Makes ‘Lone Shooter’ Joke in Tweet About MLK Day

MARSOC officials upset many over social media when it instructed Marines on Twitter not to be a “lone shooter” over the MLK holiday.

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