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JLTV Decision Expected Friday

Sources expect the Army to announce the winners of the Engineering and Manufacturing Development contracts Friday.






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Who will take the Pakistan baton?

Mullen’s departure leaves the U.S. without a key contact in its relationship with Pakistan. Who will replace him?






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The military’s vanishing future

A commentator argues the services are entering an even tougher era than it appears because so many of their future programs have been eliminated.







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Is the nuke triad ‘on the table?’

Secretary Gates didn’t rule out the option of eliminating one leg of the nuclear triad as a way to save money under the Pentagon’s budget cuts.


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DoD: What secret helicopter?

The Pentagon will not confirm it’s in talks with Pakistan to get back the tail rotor of the now-famous secret helicopter, but it may have a way to replace it without anyone noticing.


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DoD inquiry clears McChrystal, for the record

DoD’s report can’t substantiate many of the quotes or events in the now-infamous profile of him. The horse, however, is out of the barn; this is for history’s sake.