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Report: Charles Kupperman to Serve as Acting National Security Adviser

Charles Kupperman, deputy national security adviser, has been named interim national security adviser to President Trump, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. A spokeswoman for the White House said Kupperman will succeed John Bolton, who resigned from the national security adviser post due to disagreements with the president over foreign policies, including peace talks in Afghanistan.

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Potomac Officers Club Announces Dr. Bruce Jette as Keynote Speaker for 4th Annual Army Forum on Oct. 2nd

Dr. Bruce Jette, assistant secretary for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology for the U.S. Army, will be featured as the keynote speaker during Potomac Officers Club’s 4th Annual Army Forum on October 2nd. Click here to register for the 4th Annual Army Forum on Oct. 2nd. 

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Marine Corps Looks to Buy MQ-9 Reapers to Take New Missions

The U.S. Marine Corps wants to make the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial systems permanent in its inventory through President Trump’s fiscal year 2020 budget proposal, National Defense Magazine reported Friday. The service requested $117 million in funding to buy three Reapers in the coming year and additional three for fiscal year 2021.

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Report: Jim Webb Emerges as Potential Candidate for Defense Secretary Role

The White House considers Jim Webb, a former senator from Virginia, to serve as the next secretary of the Department of Defense, The New York Times reported Thursday. Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan assumed the role of acting DoD secretary on Tuesday after James Mattis resigned from his post.

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Maj. Gen. Patrick Burden Assigned to Army Futures Command

Maj. Gen. Patrick Burden, deputy commander of U.S. Forces-Afghanistan's Combined Security Transition Command, is being assigned to the U.S. Army's Futures Command to serve as  deputy commanding general for acquisition and systems management. The officer will perform his new duties in Austin, Texas, the Department of Defense said Friday.

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Report: Marines to Launch F-35B for Initial Combat Mission Soon

The U.S. Marine Corps could see its F-35B fighter jets take off for an initial combat mission in the next few days after an amphibious assault ship started its voyage toward the Persian Gulf, CNN reported Wednesday. Defense officials told the publication that the Lockheed Martin-built F-35B aircraft aboard the USS Essex ship could be deployed soon to support airstrikes in Afghanistan.
 

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Trump Administration Orders Freeze on Security Aid to Pakistan

The White House on Thursday decided to impose a freeze on all security aid to Pakistan in response to the South Asian country’s refusal to quell terrorist groups, The New York Times reported Thursday. The decision could suspend annual aid worth approximately $1.3 billion, which includes $1.1 billion in Coalition …

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Brig. Gen. Patrick Burden Assigned as Deputy Commander for Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan

Brig. Gen. Patrick Burden, formerly program executive officer for U.S. Army enterprise information systems, will transition to a new role as deputy commander for the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, the Defense Department announced Friday. The service branch assigned Burden to the position as part of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, a U.S.-backed coalition effort to increase stability and …

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