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DHS Shutdown Blog

DHS Shutdown BlogCongressWatch is on the scene and will be updating this post regularly as lawmakers search for a way to avoid a Homeland Security shutdown. At stake for the defense sector is the ability to do business with DHS entities, including the Coast Guard, which spends billions...
  • Congress
  • 3 days, 21 hours ago
Commentary

Commentary: Exporting US Drones

Commentary: Exporting US DronesA year before the Sept. 11 attacks, a US drone flew over an Afghan al-Qaeda training camp, beaming back video footage that showed a tall man in white. That figure, the CIA concluded, was Osama bin Laden.
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  • 1 day, 15 hours ago
Congress

Israeli Politicians Assess Netanyahu Address

Israeli Politicians Assess Netanyahu AddressConsidering the controversy surrounding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's historic address to Congress before he even uttered a word, it's no surprise that Israeli politicians wasted no time Tuesday weighing in on its impact.
  • Congress
  • 15 hours, 43 minutes ago
Congress

Boehner To Bring Clean DHS Bill To Floor

Boehner To Bring Clean DHS Bill To FloorIn a reversal, House Speaker John Boehner will bring a "clean" Homeland Security funding bill to a floor vote -- possibly as soon as Tuesday.
  • Congress
  • 18 hours, 51 minutes ago
Strike

Rolls-Royce Opens New F-35 Engine Facility

Rolls-Royce Opens New F-35 Engine FacilityRolls-Royce has opened a new repair facility for its F-35 engine components
  • Strike
  • 19 hours, 10 minutes ago
Congress

Thornberry: Strategy Needed Before AUMF

Thornberry: Strategy Needed Before AUMFA senior US House Republican says the White House must explain its Islamic State conflict strategy before lawmakers can consider a measure to authorize it.
  • Congress
  • 20 hours, 30 minutes ago
Budget

Issue Tracker: Super Tuesday

Issue Tracker: Super TuesdayThere are light news days on Capitol Hill. Then there are days like March 3. Tuesdays are always busy on the Hill, as both chambers get back to work in earnest. But this one will put the national security and foreign policy beat at center stage with three high-profile...
  • Budget
  • 1 day, 13 hours ago
Intercepts

Iranian General in Iraq for Tikrit Offensive

Iranian General in Iraq for Tikrit OffensiveIranian General in Iraq for Tikrit Offensive
  • Intercepts
  • 1 day, 14 hours ago
Commentary

Commentary: Grappling With Foreign Sales

Commentary: Grappling With Foreign SalesLast week, US defense companies descended upon Abu Dhabi to attend the International Defense Exhibition (IDEX). They were drawn by the prospect of expanding their international sales at a time when the US defense budget is under strain.
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  • 1 day, 16 hours ago
Air Force

New US Focus, Opportunities, in Europe

New US Focus, Opportunities, in EuropeOn Feb. 12, Russia and Ukraine announced a cease-fire agreement that many in Europe hoped would end the hostilities between the two nations that kicked off almost a year ago when Russian forces invaded Crimea.
  • Air Force
  • 1 day, 15 hours ago
Editorial

Editorial: Invest in the USCG & Icebreakers

Editorial: Invest in the USCG & IcebreakersAs severe weather battered parts of the United States in mid-February, the nation's only heavy polar icebreaker was on a rescue mission in the most frozen place on Earth.
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  • 1 day, 16 hours ago
Training & Simulation

Training Firms Chase Mideast Contracts

Training Firms Chase Mideast ContractsTraining rarely generates the headlines at big defense shows in the same way that armored vehicles, warships and aircraft do.
  • Training & Simulation
  • 1 day, 16 hours ago
Congress

McCain, Reed Want $577B Plus War Funding

McCain, Reed Want $577B Plus War FundingSenate Armed Services Committee leaders are urging congressional budget writers to clear the Pentagon to spend $577 billion next year, $54 billion above existing spending caps.
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  • 1 day, 17 hours ago
Budget

Odierno Raises Alarm Over UK Spending Levels

Odierno Raises Alarm Over UK Spending LevelsUS Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno has added his voice to the chorus of senior politicians and military figures on both sides of the Atlantic voicing concerns over the potential impact of further defense cuts to Britain's armed forces.
  • Budget
  • 1 day, 18 hours ago
Congress

Schiff: Russia Leading 'Authoritarian' Wave

Schiff: Russia Leading 'Authoritarian' WaveThe House Intelligence Committee's top Democrat warns a bipolar world order has emerged, with Russia leading a new authoritarian wave.
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  • 1 day, 19 hours ago
John T. Bennett

Column: Positively Déjà Vu on Iraq

Column: Positively Déjà Vu on IraqIt's all so eerily similar, almost as if frustrating memories suppressed in the deep recesses of one's mind are resurfacing in a bewildering dream sequence.
  • John T. Bennett
  • 2 days, 15 hours ago
Industry

UAE Contract Awards Favor Joint Ventures

UAE Contract Awards Favor Joint VenturesAt this year's International Defence Exhibition, United Arab Emirates-based defense companies received the lion's share of the contract awards announced by the country's armed forces
  • Industry
  • 2 days, 15 hours ago
News

Defense News Unveils New Apps

Defense News Unveils New AppsDefense News is proud to offer our new apps for iPhone, iPad and Android phones and tablets, all available via the App Store or Google Play.
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  • 1 month ago
News

Impact of Sequestration on USCG

Impact of Sequestration on USCGCoast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft discusses his strategy that seeks to steer a safe course between tightening budgets and broadening missions.
  • News
  • 2 days, 17 hours ago
News

USCG Capability vs. Affordability

USCG Capability vs. AffordabilityCoast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft discusses his strategy that seeks to steer a safe course between tightening budgets and broadening missions.
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  • 2 days, 17 hours ago
News

Coast Guard Modernization

Coast Guard ModernizationCoast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft discusses his strategy that seeks to steer a safe course between tightening budgets and broadening missions.
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  • 2 days, 17 hours ago
News

Vago's Notebook: More Icebreakers Needed

Vago's Notebook: More Icebreakers NeededMore USCG icebreakers are needed to secure the nation's interest in Arctic waters.
  • News
  • 2 days, 17 hours ago
ISR

Turkish Drone Passes Flight Test with Payload

Turkish Drone Passes Flight Test with PayloadA locally-developed Turkish drone passed a critical flight test, flying with an electro-optical camera and a total payload of 51 kilograms, officials from drone's manufacturer said.
  • ISR
  • 2 days, 17 hours ago
Avalon

Avalon: No Trainer News, But Plenty of Action

Avalon: No Trainer News, But Plenty of ActionThe 2015 Australian International Airshow at the Avalon Airport closed without an announcement of major defense contracts, but the four-day airshow saw plenty of other action.
  • Avalon
  • 2 days, 18 hours ago
Regions

Ukraine Cuts Deals While Waiting for the US

Ukraine Cuts Deals While Waiting for the USUkraine had a simple message for other nations at IDEX: While it wants US help in its fight against Russian separatists, Kiev can also find friends elsewhere while it waits for an answer.
  • Regions
  • 2 days, 19 hours ago
Air Force

Pakistan Re-equips Squadron With AEW&C Planes

Pakistan Re-equips Squadron With AEW&C PlanesPakistan's air force (PAF) Thursday yesterday stood up its unit of Chinese Karakorum Eagle AEW&C aircraft in a ceremony attended by the head of the PAF, Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafiq Butt, and the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
  • Air Force
  • 3 days, 12 hours ago
News

Ya'alon Visit Highlights India-Israel Ties

Ya'alon Visit Highlights India-Israel TiesIsraeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon's February visit to India has been hailed here as an indication of Indo-Israeli relations "coming out of the closet," but in actuality, in the past 15 years ties between the two countries have reached new heights.
  • News
  • 3 days, 14 hours ago