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Flournoy: No Quick Fix Likely to Pentagon Budget Woes

The former highest-ranking woman at the U.S. Defense Department who turned down the Pentagon’s top job said there probably won’t be a deal in Congress anytime soon to undo defense spending caps.






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Navy Ramps Up SM-6 Production

The Navy is ramping up production of its Standard Missile-6 as part of a broader effort to acquire up to 1,800 of the surface-to-air launched supersonic missiles, Raytheon officials said.









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Navy Builds New Radar for Carriers, Amphibs

The Navy plans to put a new ship radar system on both next-generation carriers and amphibious assault ships as a way to reduce costs and increase commonality.



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Defense Hawks Win Support for War ‘Slush Fund’

The House of Representatives has voted in favor of a fiscal 2016 budget that includes almost $100 billion in war funding for the Defense Department. That would be the highest level in years.



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Marine Corps General Stumps for Coast Guard Cutters

The head of U.S. Southern Command said the vessels are needed to intercept the flow of cocaine and other illegal drugs from South America.

South America and Latin America to stem the flow of cocaine and other illegal drugs into the U.S.,