Defense News

Monday, December 21, 2015 - 07:43
The US Congress overwhelmingly passed, and President Obama signed, the $1.15 trillion omnibus spending measure that contained $572.7 billion for defense in a succession of votes in the House and Senate on Friday.
Monday, December 21, 2015 - 07:39
Turkey announced it would continue to withdraw its troops in Iraq in a move to ease tensions with its neighbor. The announcement came after the Iraqi government appealed to the United Nations Security Council, claiming Turkish troops stationed in Bashiqa in Iraq constituted an illegal deployment.
Monday, December 21, 2015 - 07:27
And while the coalition may be a good sign for an Obama White House that is desperately seeking more aid from Gulf regional allies in the fight against the Islamic State group (also known as ISIL, ISIS and Daesh) it appears little information has been shared with the US about the new coalition, even though the idea came after a recent visit from a top US senator.
Friday, December 18, 2015 - 06:53
The U.S. is withdrawing a dozen F-15 fighters from the key Turkish air base of Incirlik, less than two months after their arrival. The fighters — six F-15Cs from the 48th Fighter Wing and six F-15Es from the 48th Fighter Wing — will be returning to Europe. The U.S. will still maintain a dozen A-10 Warthog close-air support fighters at the base, located about 100 miles from the border with Syria.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 06:36
The Iraqi government on Tuesday demanded the "complete withdrawal" of Turkish forces from its territory, indicating Ankara's partial pullout the previous day was not enough.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 06:38
Lockheed Martin has won a new $1.1 billion contract to produce Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles, including the latest version of the interceptor for the US Army, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and South Korea, the company announced Monday.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 06:28
In the last couple of years, our world has become more dangerous. But in the same period, NATO has adapted to make sure we are still able to keep our countries and our people safe. This is what we are determined to do as we prepare for our summit next July in Warsaw.
Monday, December 14, 2015 - 06:24
Turkey’s military and procurement officials are mulling a stopgap, off-the-shelf solution after they scrapped a multibillion dollar air defense contract and decided to build it indigenously.
Monday, December 14, 2015 - 06:22
As operations in Yemen and Syria continue to deplete military arsenals from Gulf Cooperation Council nations, those countries have publicly campaigned to speed up the US Foreign Military Sales (FMS) system.
Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 06:32
The Pentagon is urgently calling on Congress to lift a hold on $116 million in funding for its rebooted Syria train-and-equip program after Gen. Lloyd Austin, the chief of US Central Command, revealed its stunning failure at a Capitol Hill hearing in September. The $500-million program had only a handful of trained Syrian fighters left.