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U.S. Begins Arms Delivery to Iraq; Elissa Smith Comments

The U.S. government has begun to transport weapon systems to Iraq under a 2014 congressionally approved $1.6 billion fund, Reuters reported Friday. Phil Stewart writes the delivery ...
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Pentagon OKs Proposed Military Retirement System Overhaul; Gen. Mark Welsh Comments

Mark Welsh The Pentagon has approved the proposals for changes to the military retirement system after reviewing the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s final recommendations, Military Times ...
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Navy Adm. James Winnefeld: DoD to Focus on Ground-based Missile Defense Tech

James Winnefeld Navy Adm. James Winnefeld, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the Defense Department plans to prioritize the provision of funds for the Boeing-led Ground-based ...
James Winnefeld

US Navy Adm. James Winnefeld: New Defense Innovation Unit to Help Bolster Pentagon, Silicon Valley Ties

James Winnefeld Jr. U.S. Navy Adm. James Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said the Defense Department‘s plan to stand up an innovation unit is intended ...
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David Shear Describes DoD’s Approach to South China Sea Row

David Shear David Shear, assistant defense secretary for Asian and Pacific security affairs, has outlined the Pentagon’s strategies to address maritime disputes in South China Sea, ...
Alan Shaffer

Alan Shaffer: Pentagon Adopts Navy Program for ‘Skunk Works’ Pilot Project

Alan Shaffer Alan Shaffer, the Defense Department’s acting assistant secretary for research and engineering, has said the department selected a U.S. Navy program as its pilot project ...
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David Goldfein Nominated AF Vice Chief of Staff; Larry Spencer to Head AFA

Lt. Gen. David Goldfein Air Force Lt. Gen. David Goldfein, current director of the Joint Staff at the Pentagon, has been nominated to succeed the retiring Gen. Larry Spencer as vice ...
Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan

Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan: F-35 Set for Close Air Support Capability in 2017

Christopher Bogdan Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, F-35 program executive officer, expects the joint strike fighter to achieve close air support capability in 2017 when the Pentagon completes ...
Shay Assad

Shay Assad: Pentagon Seeks New Commercial Suppliers Through Acquisition Revamp

Shay Assad The Defense Department will revise its defense acquisition policies in a move to attract new commercial suppliers into the weapons market, Reuters reported Tuesday. Andrea ...
Eric Fanning

Eric Fanning Named Defense Department Chief of Staff

Eric Fanning Eric Fanning, formerly undersecretary of the U.S. Air Force, has been named the Defense Department’s chief of staff and appointed to the Senior Executive Service. Defense ...