Military

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 06:33
Pakistan on Monday test-fired a ballistic missile that appears capable of carrying a nuclear warhead to ­every part of India, another escalation in Islamabad’s effort to keep pace with its neighboring rival’s formidable military advancements.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 12:36
Agenda:
 
The House Committee on Armed Services hearing regarding the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program and the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request.
 
Witnesses:
 
Lt Gen Christopher C. Bogdan, USAF
Program Executive Officer
F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office
 
Secretary Sean J. Stackley
Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition (RDA)
 
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 07:09
The Afghan Army lost more than 20,000 fighters and others last year largely because of desertions, discharges and deaths in combat, according to figures to be released Tuesday, casting further doubt on Afghanistan’s ability to maintain security without help from United States-led coalition forces.
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 06:46
Despite stern talk and solemn pledges from NATO, a British-based think tank says some alliance member nations are cutting their spending on defense.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 12:46
John Kerry, Secretary of State, gave opening remarks before the Senate Appropriations Committee on Foreign Operations on FY 2016 State Department Budget Request.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 08:40

Agenda:

House Committee on Armed Services hearing regarding FY 2016 Budget request for the Department of Navy. 

Witnesses:

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 08:31

Agenda

Chairman Royce on the hearing: “Over the past year, the United States has been challenged by ever more crises that threaten international stability and our national security.  The U.S. must have a clear strategy that is backed by the efficient and effective use of our resources.   As we’ve seen, a foreign policy that is always reactive is a failure in leadership.  This hearing will provide Committee Members with an opportunity to press Secretary Kerry for an explanation of the Obama Administration’s foreign policy spending priorities for the next year.”

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 06:40
U.S. and coalition troops have a new mission in Afghanistan but the same strong commitment to sustaining an enduring partnership, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said today during a joint press conference with Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in Kabul.
Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 06:40
The White House is considering slowing down troop withdrawals from Afghanistan due to the enduring volatile security environment in the country. According to the Washington Post, President Barack Obama and his national security team will convene today to consider giving the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, Gen. John F. Campbell, more flexibility in readjusting the withdrawal schedule based on the general’s recommendation.
Friday, February 6, 2015 - 07:14
The United States should not make a hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan as it did in Iraq, and instead should keep current troop levels through 2017, a newly elected influential Republican senator said Thursday.

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