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US small arms and ammo set to arrive in Ukraine as Pentagon details troops to train country's military

The final elements of a $60 million security assistance package will arrive in Ukraine this week, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Wednesday, including small arms and ammunition.
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Biden expected to finally award the Medal of Honor to the 1st Black veteran of Iraq or Afghanistan after years in limbo

US Army Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn Cashe.US Army President Biden is expected to award three Medals of Honor for actions in Iraq and Afghanistan next week, according to a report from The Washington Post.  The soldiers include Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn Cashe, who died in 2005 from injuries he sustained while rescuing soldiers from a burning vehicle.  Cashe would be the first Black veteran of Iraq or Afghanistan to receive the honor. The Biden administration is expected to award three Medals of Honor for ...
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Senior U.S. Defense Official Says Boosting Taiwan's Defenses Is an 'Urgent Task'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bolstering Taiwan's self-defenses is an "urgent task" and an essential feature of deterring China, the Pentagon's top...
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House passes bill authorizing $770 billion in Pentagon funding and setting Defense policy

The National Defense Authorization Act, the annual must-pass legislation that sets the policy agenda and authorizes almost $770 billion in funding for the Department of Defense, passed in the House of Representatives on Tuesday night.
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House passes bill authorizing $770 billion in Pentagon funding

The National Defense Authorization Act, the annual must-pass piece of legislation that sets the policy agenda and authorizes almost $770 billion in funding for the Department of Defense, passed in the House of Representatives on Tuesday night.
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House passes bill authorizing $770 billion in Pentagon funding and setting Defense policy

The National Defense Authorization Act, the annual must-pass legislation that sets the policy agenda and authorizes almost $770 billion in funding for the Department of Defense, passed in the... #pentagon
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House passes compromise defense bill, backing Pentagon budget boost

Lawmakers approved the legislation 363-70, which saw 169 Democrats join 194 Republicans in a blowout vote. #blowoutvote #pentagon
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Bill authorizing $770 billion in Pentagon funding and setting Defense policy set to pass the House

The National Defense Authorization Act, the annual must-pass piece of legislation that sets the policy agenda and authorizes almost $770 billion in funding for the Department of Defense, is set for final passage in the House of Representatives.
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US Air Force secretary says the service needs to get rid of aircraft that don't threaten China

US Air Force The US Air Force secretary has said repeatedly the US needs to get rid of old aircraft to hone capabilities that 'scare China.' "If it doesn't threaten China, why are we doing it?" he said recently. The Air Force chief of staff also wants to retire older aircraft, but the service faces pushback from Congress. The US Air Force needs to retire older aircraft that are not well suited for a conflict with China to make way for newer systems with the capabilities necessary ...
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Disney Names Former Pentagon Press Secretary as Corporate Affairs Head

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co on Tuesday named former Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell to the newly created position of chief corporate affairs...
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Biden to hold call with Putin amid fears of Ukraine invasion – live

Virtual summit set to get under way in the next hourUS says it will send troops to eastern Europe if Russia invades UkraineWhat sanctions could the US hit Russia with if it invades Ukraine?Meadows will stop cooperating with Capitol attack committee – reportsSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailMark Meadows, the former chief of staff to Donald Trump, reportedly plans to stop cooperating with the House select committee investigating the Capitol insurrection.Meadows’ attorney...
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Congress drops the proposed requirement that women register for the draft.

 Politico reports.One of the people with knowledge of the move said the provision was stripped as a trade-off so Republicans would accept reforms to the military justice system....Calls to expand the draft beyond men have grown recently, particularly after the Pentagon opened all combat roles to women in 2015....This article isn't very informative.  I suspect that requiring women to register for the draft isn't popular, but only certain Republicans want to speak against it publicly. On an abstra...
Tags: Law, Congress, Pentagon, Women In The Military, Ann Althouse, Women s Army Corp


Pentagon Fields Long-Range Radar in Alaska for Missile Threats

By Mike StoneWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon completed military construction and will begin testing a long-range radar for a homeland missile...
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Satellite images show the buildup of Russian forces near Ukraine that have the US and NATO worried about an invasion

Overview of ground forces and equipment in Yelnya, RussiaSatellite image ©2021 Maxar Technologies New satellite images of the buildup of Russian forces near Ukraine's borders have come out. The troop buildup has raised concerns that Russia may invade its neighbor as soon as early next year. The Biden administration has warned of "severe consequences" if Russia takes military action. New satellite photos show the buildup of Russian armed forces at strategic locations in western Russia near...
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Full List of American War Weapons Lost In Afghanistan

Dan Wos, Author of – Good Gun Bad Guy Host of The Loaded Mic USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- No one has done more to strengthen the ability of the Taliban in their mission to perpetrate evil on the World than Joe Biden. While desperately trying to destroy the 2nd Amendment, Democrats are simultaneously handing over $83 billion worth of training and equipment to the enemy in a botched retreat from Afghanistan. Aside from the fact that the Biden Administration pulled our military out while leaving unarme...
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Austin: Allies, Innovation Key to US Competition With China

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says the Pentagon intends to work better with private industry to develop high-tech systems and to strengthen relations with allies in the Indo-Pacific region in order to maintain a competitive edge over China,.
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Pentagon IP Office Lacks Support, Expertise: GAO

The Pentagon's small IP Cadre office is facing challenges since its establishment in 2019. The post Pentagon IP Office Lacks Support, Expertise: GAO appeared first on Above the Law.
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Here's why Ron DeSantis wants to be president of Florida

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is proposing the reestablishment of a civilian military force that reports to him rather than to President Joe Biden through the Pentagon, a move clearly aimed at burnishing his credentials and persona for a future presidential run.
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A US commander says he wants to see a lot more aircraft carriers in the Pacific to check China and Russia

The USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Carrier Strike Groups (CSGs) steam in formation.US Navy The US Navy recently conducted joint exercises with allies and partners in the Pacific. The 7th Fleet commander said it was "an incredible amount of power" but added that more was needed for deterrence. "Four aircraft carriers is a good number, but six, seven or eight would be better," he said. The commander of the US Navy's 7th Fleet stated recently he would like to see a lot mo...
Tags: China, Germany, Russia, US, International, Trends, Ronald Reagan, Pentagon, Pacific, US Navy, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Thomas, Shandong, Kuznetsov, 7th Fleet


Florida's Republican governor wants to reestablish a World War II-era military force that he, not the Pentagon, would control

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to reestablish a World War II-era civilian military force that he, not the Pentagon, would control.
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DeSantis proposes a new civilian military force in Florida that he would control

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to reestablish a World War II-era civilian military force that he, not the Pentagon, would control.
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How NATO leaders used quiet maneuvers and 'adroit flattery' to keep Trump from blowing up the alliance

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and President Donald Trump with other NATO leaders at the NATO summit in London, December 4, 2019.ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images Trump's complaints and criticism of NATO led officials to worry about his intentions for the alliance. After he took office, NATO officials mounted a campaign of quiet maneuvers and public diplomacy to placate and distract him. The alliance survived thanks largely to the skills of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenber...
Tags: Europe, Politics, London, Wales, Vladimir Putin, White House, Germany, Russia, US, International, Barack Obama, Trends, Ukraine, Nato, Crimea, Moscow


Here are 5 of the weirdest music trends of the year, according to Spotify Wrapped

Spotify Spotify just dropped Wrapped, its annual roundup of top-streamed songs, artists, genres, and podcasts.  The report highlighted some particularly bizarre trends this year, including playlists for plants.  Here are some of the weirdest music trends of 2021, based on Spotify Wrapped findings.  It's that time of year again, when Spotify listeners flock to the app to pore over their most-streamed songs and top artists. The music streamer released Spotify Wrapped on Wednesday, its annua...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Entertainment, Weird, Trends, Tech News, Music Streaming, Streaming, Pentagon, US Navy, Streaming Service, Frank Ocean, Johns, Pat Benatar, Gideon Lewis Kraus, Music Apps


US and South Korea to develop new war plan to address North Korean military advancements

The US and South Korea will develop a new operational war plan to address the threat from North Korea, senior defense officials said Tuesday, as the Pentagon shifts its focus to the Indo-Pacific region following its recently completed global force posture review.
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Defense Policy Bill Likely Won’t Become Law Until 2022. That’s ‘Not The End of the World’

The Pentagon does not need the must-pass bill to operate, experts say.
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Former Air Force Weapons Chief Tapped as Pentagon’s Lead Arms Buyer

Bill LaPlante has spent the past six years working on military-related tech.
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Pentagon Squares Off With National Guard Troops Defying Vaccine Mandate

In a shot at the Oklahoma governor, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin confirmed National Guard troops who miss the vaccine deadline will not receive federal pay or benefits.
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National Guard Who Refuse to Get Vaccinated Could Lose Funding Pentagon Chief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Tuesday that the Pentagon will not fund National Guard troops who refuse to get...
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Pentagon Chief Says Guard Who Refuse Vaccine Cannot Train

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says no member of the National Guard will be allowed to participate in drills or other training required to maintain their status in the Guard unless they are vaccinated against COVID-19 or are given an exemption.
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After 7 years, a US-led task force fighting ISIS is getting a new name and taking a new approach to its mission

A US Army 5th Special Forces Group soldier watches as a Jordanian 101st Special Force Brigade soldier moves through a combat marksmanship drill during a Joint Combined Exchange Training in Jordan, November 9, 2021.US Army/Sgt. 1st Class Nina Ramon The US-led special-operations task force that led the way against ISIS is getting a new name. Formed in 2015, Special Operations Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve is now Special Operations Joint Task Force-Levant. With the name change come...
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