Tag Archives: nuclear triad

Senate OKs Waiver for James Mattis’ Appointment to DoD Leadership Post

The Senate approved a congressional waiver to help ease the path for retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis’ confirmation as defense secretary under President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration through an 81-17 vote Thursday, Politico reported Thursday. Jeremy Herb and Connor O’Brien write the waiver legislation would exempt Mattis from a law that requires a seven-year wait for former …

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Frank Kendall: Pentagon Eyes Tech Modernization Cuts for Fiscal 2017

The Defense Department looks to trim military equipment production, research and development programs during fiscal 2017 in a bid to maintain readiness levels and end strength, Defense News reported Sunday. Aaron Mehta writes DoD officials have indicated they will make program cuts to manage a $15 billion gap between the funding level that the …

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Mike McCord: Pentagon Gets Short-Term Relief From Budget Deal

Defense Department Comptroller Mike McCord has said the budget agreement signed last month covers at least 96 percent of funding levels that DoD requested for the next two fiscal years, DoD News reported Wednesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes McCord also projected the department will have financial challenges in the long term despite passage of the …

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Adm. Cecil Haney: U.S. Nuclear Triad Integration Key to Strategic Deterrence

Navy Adm. Cecil Haney has addressed the U.S. nuclear triad’s role in bolstering strategic deterrence efforts against threats of terrorism and regional conflicts worldwide, American Forces Press Service reported Friday. Haney told an audience at the State Department’s George Marshall Conference Center that religious extremism, regional unrest, budgetary pressure and competition …

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