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Report: DoD Launches Space Development Agency

Acting Defense Secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Patrick Shanahan officially unveiled the new space development agency, CNN reported Wednesday. Fred Kennedy, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s tactical technology office, will lead the agency as part of the proposed space force, according to a copy of Shanahan’s memo obtained by the publication.

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Ashton Carter: US Forces Granted Added Flexibility to Support Afghan Military

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said U.S. military forces in Afghanistan will deliver added firepower support and advise ground and air troops of the Afghan military, DoD News reported Wednesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes President Barack Obama approved plans to provide additional flexibility for U.S. forces in Afghanistan to proactively support local conventional forces through firepower, close-air …

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Randy Forbes: Nat’l Defense Panel Review Highlights Sequester’s ‘Problems’

The congressionally-chartered National Defense Panel has released a report calling for the repeal of the budget sequestration, a view that Rep. Randy Forbes agrees on, Breaking Defense reported Thursday. Sydney Freedberg Jr. writes that Forbes highlighted the panel’s assessment that increased defense spending is needed to address the “widening gap” between the U.S. military’s …

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