• Privatized Housing Horrors in Capitol Hill Spotlight

    Privatized Housing Horrors in Capitol Hill Spotlight0

    A military spouse told lawmakers Wednesday that military housing conditions are so bad “I wouldn’t recommend my own children join the service, and my husband has been a Marine for 12 years.” Crystal Cornwall was among witnesses in a Senate hearing into reports of widespread problems in privatized military housing, the Washington Post reported, as

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  • Inhofe Wants New SECDEF Soon

    Inhofe Wants New SECDEF Soon0

    Senate Armed Services Committee Chair Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) said this week he wants President Trump to nominate a permanent secretary of defense and that he doesn’t think it should be Acting Secretary Patrick Shanahan. Inhofe’s remarks came during a roundtable with reporters, according to Military Times. He said that Shanahan lacks the “humility” that former

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  • SECAF to Stand Up Space Force

    SECAF to Stand Up Space Force0

    Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is expected to formally hand over Space Force controls to Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson in coming weeks, according to Defense One, which reported on a draft memo directing Wilson to establish a team to coordinate Space Force. Wilson, some other Pentagon leaders and many on Capitol Hill had been

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  • Trump Mum on Bill to Keep Government Open

    Trump Mum on Bill to Keep Government Open0

    The White House has not said whether President Trump will sign a bipartisan spending agreement that shaped up Monday to stop another government shutdown. Administration officials said Tuesday they want to first see the legislative text, which is still being finalized. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) urged the President to sign it, but some

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  • Defense Committee Leaders against Using Milcon Money for Border Wall

    Defense Committee Leaders against Using Milcon Money for Border Wall0

    The chairs and ranking members of both armed services committees have said they oppose using military construction money to help build a southern border wall if President Trump declares a national emergency. “If it becomes necessary, I think Trump might use the emergency,” Senate Armed Services Chair Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) told reporters Tuesday at the

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  • DOD to Rely on Private Sector in New AI Strategy

    DOD to Rely on Private Sector in New AI Strategy0

    The Pentagon outlined a new strategy Tuesday to incorporate artificial intelligence into all parts of the military. In a release, DOD said adopting the technology to stay ahead of other nations will rely on partners in the private sector and academia. “We know that the department has to build a lot more expertise over the

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