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Trump Proposes $686B for FY 2019 DoD Budget

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2019 would allocate $686 billion in funds for the Defense Department in support of the implementation of the National Defense Strategy and the White House’s National Security Strategy. DoD said Monday the budget request includes investments in combat aircraft, shipbuilding, ground systems, …

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Sen. Thad Cochran Proposes $650.7B Defense Spending Package

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R- Mississippi) has proposed a defense policy bill that would allocate $581.3 billion in base budget, $64.9 billion in overseas contingency operations funds and $4.5 billion in emergency missile defense funds for fiscal year 2018, Defense News reported Tuesday. Cochran on Tuesday introduced the draft …

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Navy Investigates USS Fitzgerald Ship Collision Off Japan

The U.S. Navy has launched an investigation into the USS Fitzgerald guided missile destroyer’s collision with a Philippine-flagged container ship that occurred approximately 56 nautical miles off the coast of Honshu in Japan early Saturday. The impact caused significant damages to the Fitzgerald pilothouse and commanding officer’s cabin as well as flooded a …

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