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Ashton Carter, Saudi Counterpart Discuss Security Matters at Pentagon Meeting

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman met with U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Thursday at the Pentagon to discuss military and security issues, DoD News reported Thursday. Terri Moon Cronk writes the bilateral meeting covered events in Yemen, Saudi Arabia’s defense capability modernization effort and the fight against al-Qaeda and Islamic …

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US Donates 114 Armored Vehicles to Philippines

The U.S. government has donated 114 M113A2 armored vehicles to the Philippines as part of a U.S. military program for excess military equipment, Agence France-Presse reported Thursday. The Philippine army accepted 77 armored personnel carriers Wednesday and will receive the remaining batch of vehicles in January, according to a statement by …

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Report: US Donated Iraq $300M in Military Equipment During 2014

The federal government has donated military equipment and vehicle maintenance services worth approximately $300 million to Iraq in 2014, Defense News reported Tuesday. Paul McCleary writes the donation included Kevlar helmets, body armor, medical kits and technology for countering improvised explosive devices as well as tank and helicopter sustainment training support. …

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Japan Unveils $240B National Security Strategy

Japan will invest $240 billion in new military equipment and weapons during the next five years as part its national security strategy, DoD Buzz reported Wednesday. Richard Sisk writes Japan wants to increase its military readiness after China recentlyestablished an air defense zone that covers territory disputed by the two …

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GAO: Army Should Review Network Equipment Testing Methods

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the U.S. Army review its testing approaches for procuring communications and networking equipment, Military Times reported Monday. Nicole Blake Johnson writes GAO found the Army spent $1 billion on its Network Integration Evaluations within the last two years, aiming to identify which equipment the military needs. GAO …

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