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Report: Poland Drops Plan to Buy Secondhand F-16s

Poland has canceled plans to buy secondhand F-16 aircraft made in the U.S. to replace the Polish air force’s fleet of Russian-made fighter jets, DoD Buzz reported Friday. Richard Sisk writes Bartosz Kownacki, Polish deputy minister of national defense, told a parliamentary committee that the country was looking to procure 50 to 100 used F-16 planes. “The …

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Profile: John Brennan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Resources in Bureau of Consular Affairs

John Brennan has served as deputy assistant secretary for resources at the State Department‘s Bureau of Consular Affairs since November 2015. In that capacity, he manages the bureau’s budget, strategic planning, human resources and information technology functions. The 32-year State Department veteran previously held the roles of senior adviser for the Electronic Visa …

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Space News: Poland, China Ink Space & Telecom Cooperation Agreement

Space agencies from Poland and China have signed an agreement to cooperate on joint research, monitor and develop new telecommunications systems to spur space cooperation between the two nations, Space News reported Monday. Brian Berger writes the Polish Space Agency and the Chinese National Space Administration’s partnership aims to help facilitate development of smaller businesses …

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Poland, Germany to Form Joint Submarine Command

Germany and Poland have agreed to set up a joint operating authority over both countries’ submarines, Defense News reported Wednesday. Lars Hoffmann writes Vice Adm. Andreas Krause, German navy’s inspector, and his Polish counterpart Rear Adm. Miroslaw Mordel signed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate the establishment of the joint …

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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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Robert Work: Russian Planes Perform ‘Extremely Aggressive’ Operations in Baltic Sea

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work has said Russian aircraft have conducted “extremely aggressive” operations in the Baltic Sea and Black Sea that could potentially jeopardize lives, DoD News reported Monday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Work referred to reports by U.S. European Command officials that Russian planes made multiple low-altitude maneuvers in April near …

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DoD News: Bob Work Visits Romania for Ballistic Missile Defense Site Launch

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work has visited Romania to meet with government officials and attend the inauguration of a land-based ballistic missile defense facility at Deveselu on Thursday, DoD News reported Wednesday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Work met with Romanian officials such as President Klaus Iohannis, Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos, Defense Minister Mihnea …

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