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Garry Reid: Special Ops Lead Seeking More Control of Deployed Forces

U.S. Special Operations Commander Adm. William McRaven wants to have more control over commandos once they are outside of the U.S. and in deployed theaters, Defense News reports. Garry Reid, principal deputy assistant defense secretary for special operations and low-intensity conflict, told an audience at the Defense Strategies Institute last …

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Report: DIA Starting Up 1600-Strong Spy Net; Michael Flynn Comments

The Defense Intelligence Agency is expanding its espionage program to up to 1,600 collectors stationed nationwide and contain both military attaches and clandestine operatives, the Washington Post reports. Greg Miller writes the Pentagon is making the move to align with its top intelligence priorities including Islamist militant groups in Africa, weapons …

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Leon Panetta: US Gave $70M in FY 2012 Funds for Israel Iron Dome

Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted more than 400 rockets targeted at densely-populated locations in Israel, accounting for an 85 percent success rate, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday. According to the American Forces Press Service, Panetta said the U.S. contributed $70 million for the system in fiscal year …

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Navy Secretary Ray Mabus Discussing APAC Shift in Beijing This Week

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is meeting with Chinese leaders this week in Beijing to discuss the U.S. shift in focus to the Asia-Pacific region, Foreign Policy reports. The meetings began Monday with Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie and several other top officials in that country’s army, Kevin Baron writes. According …

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CSBA: Pentagon Readiness Cuts Free Up Weapons Development Funds

Short-term reductions in defense readiness funds would allow the Defense Department to allocate more resources toward development of future weapons and equipment, according to a study from a Washington think tank. Reuters reports the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments brought in defense budget experts over the summer to examine …

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Ruth Moser Named a Pentagon Space Programs, Policy Lead

The Defense Department has promoted Ruth Moser, a former program analyst, to serve as director of space programs and policy in the office of the under secretary for acquisition, technology and logistics. With that promotion, the Pentagon announced Moser also elevates to the Senior Executive Service. She formerly served as …

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