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VCNO: Cuts Could Drive Civilians Out of the Workforce

VCNO: Cuts Could Drive Civilians Out of the WorkforceThe Navy's No. 2 officer said she's concerned for the health of the civilian workforce in the face of looming budget cuts, an ominous signal that could presage more deployment and support uncertainty on the horizon.
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  • 2 days, 11 hours ago
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ONR: Large Underwater Drone Set For 2016 West Coast Cruise

ONR: Large Underwater Drone Set For 2016 West Coast CruiseThe Navy's yellow submarine is about to sail — but no one lives there.
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  • 2 days, 11 hours ago
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Saudi Arabia Vows to Cover UN Aid Call for Yemen

Saudi Arabia Vows to Cover UN Aid Call for YemenSaudi Arabia pledged Saturday to cover the entire $274 million in humanitarian aid sought by the UN for conflict-torn Yemen, which has also been the target of Saudi-led air strikes against Shiite rebels.
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  • 16 hours, 48 minutes ago
Intercepts

Former NSA Chief: Follow SOCOM Model for Cyber

Former NSA Chief: Follow SOCOM Model for CyberTo the list of folks skeptical about the military's cyber corps becoming its own service branch, add former NSA and US Cyber Command chief Keith Alexander.
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  • 1 day, 12 hours ago
News

Deadlock Deepens Over US Base Relocation in Japan

Deadlock Deepens Over US Base Relocation in JapanDeadlock over the controversial relocation of a US military base in southern Japan deepened Friday when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met the anti-base governor of Okinawa.
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Sweden Raises Defense Budget Amid Russia Concerns

Sweden Raises Defense Budget Amid Russia ConcernsSweden will raise defence spending by 10.2 billion kronor (1.09 billion euros, $1.18 billion) for the period 2016 to 2020, the government said Friday amid concerns over Russia's military resurgence.
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Sea Air Space

Marines Test Missiles on V-22 Osprey

Marines Test Missiles on V-22 OspreyThe future of MV-22B Osprey technology may be fast arriving.
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  • 2 days, 10 hours ago
Ships

Italy Orders 2 More Fremm Frigates

Italy Orders 2 More Fremm FrigatesItaly has ordered two more FREMM frigates, completing its planned order of 10 vessels, the Italian consortium building the ships said on Thursday
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  • 2 days, 12 hours ago
Warfare

Carter: US Aims for Political Settlement in Yemen

Carter: US Aims for Political Settlement in YemenDefense Secretary Ash Carter, facing questions about the US's interests in the fight against Yemeni rebels, said he hoped the conflict would soon lead to a political settlement favorable to Yemen and Saudi Arabia.
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  • 2 days, 12 hours ago
Congress

Thrust Into Iran Bill Talks, Cardin Delivers

Thrust Into Iran Bill Talks, Cardin DeliversThe senior Senate Foreign Relations Committee Democrat listened as a firebrand Republican declared a bipartisan bill on Iran's nuclear program had "very little teeth." As the packed hearing room became quiet and tense, the Democrat did what his colleagues...
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  • 2 days, 16 hours ago
Europe

Germany Offers Howitzers to Lithuania

Germany Offers Howitzers to LithuaniaGermany said Wednesday it wants to sell howitzer-type mobile artillery vehicles to Lithuania as the Baltic NATO nation boosts its defenses amid concerns over neighboring Russia.
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  • 3 days, 9 hours ago
Mideast & Africa

Egypt, Saudi Mull Drills Amid Yemen Strikes

Egypt, Saudi Mull Drills Amid Yemen StrikesSaudi Arabia and Egypt are considering holding large-scale military exercises after launching air strikes on Yemeni rebels who have been slapped with a UN arms embargo and sanctions.
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Asia & Pacific

Pakistan Test-Fires Nuclear-Capable Missile

Pakistan Test-Fires Nuclear-Capable MissilePakistan on Wednesday test-fired a ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, the military said.
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  • 3 days, 9 hours ago
Space

Hyten Calls on Industry to Help Meet Launch Demand

Hyten Calls on Industry to Help Meet Launch DemandThe injection of competition into the US space launch market is bringing with it new infrastructure and planning challenges, according to the Air Force's top space official.
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  • 3 days, 10 hours ago
Sea Air Space

Meet Bleck, NAS Pax River's Furriest Guardian

Meet Bleck, NAS Pax River's Furriest GuardianIntruders beware: When this 80-pound German Shepherd isn't patrolling Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, he's training to take trespassers down at the drop of a command.
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Sea Air Space

Group Offers Navy New Helo Training Model

Group Offers Navy New Helo Training ModelA consortium led by American helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland North America hopes to offer the US Navy a new approach to training helicopter pilots.
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Space

SpaceX To Land Reusable Launcher on Ground

SpaceX To Land Reusable Launcher on GroundSpaceX hopes that the next attempt to land its Falcon 9 reusable launch vehicle will occur on solid ground.
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Space

SpaceX Begins Falcon Heavy Certification

SpaceX Begins Falcon Heavy CertificationSpaceX has submitted paperwork to the US Air Force to begin certification on its Falcon Heavy launch vehicle, the company's president said Wednesday.
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  • 3 days, 14 hours ago
Congress

Kaine Declares AUMF Still Alive in Senate

Kaine Declares AUMF Still Alive in SenateA House leader's opposition to a White House force-authorization resolution will not derail work on a new measure in the Senate, says a key Foreign Relations Committee member.
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Congress

Senate Chairman: No Final Budget This Week

Senate Chairman: No Final Budget This WeekHouse and Senate budget negotiators are unlikely to produce a final 2016 federal spending measure this week, says a key member.
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  • 3 days, 17 hours ago
Sea Air Space

US Marines Aim To Improve Simulated Training

US Marines Aim To Improve Simulated TrainingThe Marine Corps is launching a series of working groups aimed at finding ways to make the service's simulated training hyper-realistic and more effective.
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  • 4 days, 7 hours ago
Europe

Estonia PM Urges Allies To Send More Troops

Estonia PM Urges Allies To Send More TroopsEstonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas on Tuesday urged allies to send over more troops to the region, calling on Germany to take the lead in the effort amid security fears over Russia.
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Policy

South Korea, Japan Hold Security Talks

South Korea, Japan Hold Security TalksSouth Korea and Japan on Tuesday held their first high-level security talks in more than five years despite simmering tensions over territorial and historical disputes.
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Policy

Netanyahu to Putin: Lifting Missile Ban To Boost Iran Aggressiveness

Netanyahu to Putin: Lifting Missile Ban To Boost Iran AggressivenessPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed Israel's "grave concerns" Tuesday over Moscow's decision to lift a ban on supplying Iran with sophisticated S-300 air defense missile systems.
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The Americas

Canada To Send 200 Trainers To Ukraine

Canada To Send 200 Trainers To UkraineCanada will send 200 military trainers to Ukraine to teach tactics and how to disarm mines, the government announced Tuesday.
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  • 4 days, 8 hours ago
Cyber

Official: US Not Ready To Wage Cyber Attack

Official: US Not Ready To Wage Cyber AttackThe US military is well equipped to defend the country against cyber attacks but is not yet ready to wage digital warfare, a senior defense official told lawmakers on Tuesday.
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  • 4 days, 8 hours ago
Europe

UK Scrambles Jets as Russian Planes, Ships Spotted

UK Scrambles Jets as Russian Planes, Ships SpottedBritish fighter jets were scrambled on Wednesday in response to the sighting of two Russian military aircraft near UK airspace, hours after three Russian ships were monitored as they entered the English Channel.
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  • 4 days, 8 hours ago