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Michael Coffman: 20M Veterans’ Records Hacked From Abroad

A House Veterans Affairs subcommittee chairman said 20 million veterans had their records compromised due to hacks originating in foreign nations, Gov Info Security reported Wednesday. Eric Chabrow writes Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Michael Coffman (R-Colo.) said during a Tuesday hearing the hackers encrypted the outgoing data and …

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Russia Claims to Have Designed New ‘Stealth’ Bomber

Russia’s air force is claiming to have official approval for a conceptual design of a bomber it is claiming to have stealth capabilities. Lt. Gen. Viktor Bondarev, Russian air force commander, said documents were signed for industry to start developing systems for PAK-DA, according to a report by RIA Novosti. …

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China and Russia Agree to Major Arms Deal

During the visit of new President XI Jinping to Russia, China has agreed to purchase four submarines and 24 Su-35 fighter jets from Moscow, according to a UPI article. This is the biggest military arms deal between the two countries in the past decade. The aircraft are meant to reduce pressure on …

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China Among Top 5 Weapons Exporters, Study Says

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute has ranked China as the fifth-largest exporter of weapons in the world. SIPRI’s Trends in International Arms Transfers report says China increased its arms exports by 162 percent between 2008 and 2012 when compared to the previous five years, Reuters reported Monday. As a …

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Report: Russia Set to Spend $723B on Unmanned, Manned Planes

The Russian air force will direct $723 billion in funds toward new warplanes and helicopters over the next eight years, RT News reports. According to the report, President Vladimir Putin told an audience at a Moscow-area air show the country plans to acquire 600 new warplanes and 1,000 helicopters through …

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Rep. Wilson to Pentagon: Stop Buying Russian Military Supplies

The Defense Department will continue purchasing Russian-made military hardware and aircraft for Afghan military forces despite protests from lawmakers, The Hill reports. Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) called for the Pentagon to stop doing business with the Russian manufacturer Rosoboronexport, during a House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee …

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