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Commentary: Focus on Conventional Forces, Not Spec Ops

Commentary: Focus on Conventional Forces, Not Spec OpsDoug Ollivant's recent article for CNN, "What war has in store," addresses key themes in planning for future conflict. However, the problem with Ollivant's approach, along with that of many other policymakers, is the heavy focus on special operations...
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  • 10 hours ago
Editorial

Editorial: Invest in Nuclear Capability

Editorial: Invest in Nuclear CapabilityOver the past few years, Russia has increasingly been spouting nuclear rhetoric to scare America and Europe into getting its way. Vladimir Putin recently said he considered mobilizing his nuclear forces as he seized Ukrainian territory.
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  • 9 hours, 55 minutes ago
Commentary

Commentary: Congress: Don't Ignore the Polls

Commentary: Congress: Don't Ignore the PollsFor a group of people who intuitively know their polling data the way Olympic marathoners are attuned to their heart rate, Congress is curiously out of step with the country on one of the most underappreciated issues of the 2016 election: defense spending.
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  • 9 hours, 57 minutes ago
Budget & Policy

McConnell Warns of Bad Deal With Iran

McConnell Warns of Bad Deal With IranWith the deadline on an interim nuclear agreement with Iran less than 48 hours away, a senate delegation led by Majority Leader Mitch McDonnell (R-KY) visiting here Sunday joined Israeli officials to sound the alarm about an imminent "bad deal."
  • Budget & Policy
  • 10 hours, 49 minutes ago
Industry

Aselsan Signs 5 Contracts Worth $213 Million

Aselsan Signs 5 Contracts Worth $213 MillionTurkish military electronics specialist Aselsan signed five contracts with the Turkish government worth $213 million, the country's biggest defense firm announced.
  • Industry
  • 1 day, 6 hours ago
Industry

Four Bidders to Race for Turk SOJ Contract

Four Bidders to Race for Turk SOJ ContractA total of four contenders will race for a Turkish contracted designed to outfit the country's aircraft with stand-off jammer (SOJ) systems.
  • Industry
  • 1 day, 6 hours ago
Naval Aviation

Japan Weighs Options To Boost ASW Skills

Japan Weighs Options To Boost ASW SkillsJapan's growing need to improve its anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capabilities to counter quieter Chinese submarines in littoral waters could set off a three-way race between an upgraded indigenous platform against longer-term solutions, analysts said.
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  • 1 day, 7 hours ago
Air & Space

Russia Sets Sights on High-Speed Development

Russia Sets Sights on High-Speed DevelopmentRussia's helicopter industry, shepherded by Russian Helicopters — last year the world's largest copter exporter — has its eyes set on competing in the emerging market of high-speed helicopters.
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Army Aviation

Boosting Copter Capabilities

Boosting Copter CapabilitiesThe US Army's effort to improve the operational capabilities of its rotorcraft fleet through the Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP) is heading for preliminary design requests in May as it aims for a 2023 production goal.
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Air Force

Italian Military, Industry Eye Tilt-rotors

Italian Military, Industry Eye Tilt-rotorsIn the time it took Boeing and the US Marines to develop and put into service the Osprey tilt-rotor helicopter, Italy's AgustaWestland has lingered over development of its own, smaller tilt-rotor, prompting questions about the fate of the program
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Budget & Policy

USMC Reversal a Hitch in DoD Audit Plans

USMC Reversal a Hitch in DoD Audit PlansA Pentagon watchdog agency is withdrawing a clean audit report it gave the US Marine Corps in 2013, an embarrassing snag for the Defense Department's endeavor to become auditable, and one which drew head-shaking in Congress.
  • Budget & Policy
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John T. Bennett

Column: Secretary of State Graham?

Column: Secretary of State Graham?Sen. Lindsey Graham is considering a run for the White House. But could his eyes be on Foggy Bottom instead?
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Support

GD Withdrawal Shakes Up T-X Competition

GD Withdrawal Shakes Up T-X CompetitionThe decision by General Dynamics Information Systems & Technology to remove itself as the prime contractor on the T-100 has thrown the competition to develop the Air Force's next generation trainer into disarray.
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Warfare

Saudi Emerges as New Regional Leader

Saudi Emerges as New Regional LeaderWithin a 24-hour period, King Salman of Saudi Arabia delivered a firm shock to the Iranian intelligence services, established the kingdom as the leader of the Arab world and realigned regional powers to establish a formidable alliance to fend off Iranian influence in...
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News

NATO Cohesion & Russia

NATO Cohesion & RussiaAmbassador Alexander Vershbow, NATO deputy secretary general, on NATO's Russia deterrence.
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News

Russia's Nuclear Capability

Russia's Nuclear CapabilityAmbassador Alexander Vershbow, NATO deputy secretary general, on NATO's response to Russia's rising nuclear rhetoric.
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News

Best Military Movies

Best Military MoviesArmy Times managing editor Tony Lombardo discusses the March Madness-style tournament to determine the best military movie of all time.
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News

Vago's Notebook: Invest in Nuclear Systems

Vago's Notebook: Invest in Nuclear SystemsAmerica and its allies must invest in nuclear systems to battle nuclear intimidation by Russia's Putin and others.
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Industry

Report Exposes Turk Defense Industry's Weaknesses

Report Exposes Turk Defense Industry's WeaknessesA recent report released by Turkey's procurement authorities has exposed fundamental weaknesses of the country's local industry.
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Budget & Policy

Israeli Holidays Bring New Warnings, Threats

Israeli Holidays Bring New Warnings, ThreatsWith an aggrieved minority at home, restless millions under occupation just minutes from home and radicalism roiling the region, Israeli security officials are girding for a spectrum of threats in the run-up to spring holidays here.
  • Budget & Policy
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BizWatch

Raytheon UK Spies Opportunity in Exports

Raytheon UK Spies Opportunity in ExportsUndaunted by a potential slowdown in the British defense sector post the May 7 election, Raytheon UK CEO Richard Daniel says he is looking to export markets to help offset what could be a difficult time domestically.
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  • 16 hours, 44 minutes ago
Leaders

Obama-Netanyahu Rift Threatens US-Israel Bond

Obama-Netanyahu Rift Threatens US-Israel BondWith relations between US and Israeli leaders plunging to an all-time low, US President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appear to be employing a divide-and-conquer strategy to promote divergent agendas
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Support

Ukraine Conflict Stalls Indian AF Upgrades

Ukraine Conflict Stalls Indian AF UpgradesIndia will need to explore fresh options, including direct purchase, to shore up its air transport fleet as the Ukraine conflict has stymied the upgrade of its AN-32 aircraft, an Indian Air Force official said.
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  • 2 days, 6 hours ago
Europe

Italy Deploys Ships To Monitor Libyan Coast

Italy Deploys Ships To Monitor Libyan CoastAs fighters from the Islamic State build beachheads in lawless Libya, Italy is sending a naval fleet to monitor the Libyan coast and protect Italian shipping and oil rigs from jihadi attacks.
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  • 2 days, 7 hours ago
News

Malaysian Company Proposes MiG-29 Upgrade

Malaysian Company Proposes MiG-29 UpgradeDespite no apparent movement on Malaysia's Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MRCA) program, this month's Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) show revealed a new player in the mix.
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  • 2 days, 8 hours ago
Naval Aviation

Seaplane Could Advance Chinese SCS Claims

Seaplane Could Advance Chinese SCS ClaimsA new Chinese-built seaplane could help seal Beijing's control over its claims in the South China Sea (SCS), say military specialists on China.
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  • 2 days, 10 hours ago
News

UN Staff Flee Yemen as Hadi Urges Decisive Air War

UN Staff Flee Yemen as Hadi Urges Decisive Air WarUN staff were evacuated from Yemen's capital Saturday after a third night of Saudi-led air strikes, as President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi urged his Arab allies to bomb Iranian-backed rebels into submission.
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  • 2 days, 10 hours ago