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Reports: Trump Considers Investment Vet Philip Bilden for Navy Secretary

Philip Bilden, a former managing director at investment firm HarbourVest Partners, has emerged as a top candidate for secretary of the U.S. Navy in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration, the Washington Post reported Friday. Josh Rogin cited a transition official as saying that Trump could nominate Bilden to succeed Navy Secretary Ray Mabus as early as this …

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Military Times: Jeff Sessions, Mike Flynn Among Top Defense Secretary Candidates for Trump Administration

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) and former Defense Intelligence Agency Mike Flynn are among the top candidates for president-elect Donald Trump’s appointee as defense secretary, Military Times reported Wednesday. Leo Shane, Aaron Mehta and Joe Gould write that Trump, who will select personnel to serve under national security posts next year, received advice from …

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Rep. Randy Forbes: Congress Should Work to Increase Defense Spending

Rep. Randy Forbes, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee’s seapower subcommittee, has called for more budget for defense systems and seeks to undo the 2015 budget deal, Breaking Defense reported Friday. According to the story by Sydney Freedberg Jr., Forbes told the publication he believes increasing the Defense Department budget …

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Adm. John Richardson Eyes Maritime Superiority With Navy Guidance; Rep. Randy Forbes Comments

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson has released a new guidance that details approaches on how the U.S. Navy can sustain maritime superiority, USNI News reported Tuesday. Richardson said the guidance titled “A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority” aims to address three global forces with potential implications for the service branch such …

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Pentagon Officials Assess Navy Carrier Drone’s Primary Mission

Pentagon officials are reviewing the Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike Air Vehicle project to determine the aircraft’s core mission, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. “UCLASS is one of our new starts, so we want to make sure we get the requirements right,” Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, told …

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