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US, Indian Military Seek to Further Defense Partnership

The Defense Department is looking to collaborate with the Indian military for initiatives aimed at further developing new defense capabilities for both countries, American Forces Press Service reported Monday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Deputy Secretary Ash Carter introduced to Indian military officials a collaborative defense proposal for a program to jointly …

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Jamie Morin Appointed Pentagon Cost Assessment Lead

Jamie Morin, the U.S. Air Force’s chief financial officer, has been nominated to lead the Defense Department office responsible for estimating how much weapons programs cost following the retirement of Christine Fox in June, Reuters reported Thursday. Andrea Shalal-Esa writes that if confirmed by the Senate, Morin would likely play a key …

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Ray Mabus: Navy Mulls Program Cuts Under Sequestration

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has warned that $500 billion in across-the-board spending cuts under sequestration could force the Defense Department to cancel some Navy and Marine Corps programs over the next 10 years, Reuters reported Wednesday. Andrea Shalal-Esa writes the Navy is reviewing service contracts, which make up 25 percent of the Pentagon’s …

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Report: John Kerry Meets With Iraq Leaders On Syria

John Kerry, U.S. secretary of state, flew to Iraq in an unannounced visit to talk with Iraqi leaders about how Iranian fighters and weapons are entering Syria, RTHK reports. Kerry traveled to Baghdad to talk to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and other senior officials after visiting Israel with President …

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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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Profile: AF Maj. Gen. Wendy Masiello, Deputy Asst Contracting Secretary

Air Force Maj. Gen. Wendy Masiello serves as the branch’s deputy assistant secretary for contracting, where she is responsible for the branch’s acquisition of weapon systems, logistics, operational and contingency support. Prior to this position, the 32-year veteran served as program executive officer for combat and mission support. Between July …

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