• At Confirmation Hearing, McConville Warns of Budget Stalemate Impact

    At Confirmation Hearing, McConville Warns of Budget Stalemate Impact0

    Army Chief of Staff nominee Gen. James McConville smoothly handled his Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing Thursday, but warned lawmakers that a potential fiscal 2020 budget stalemate would derail planned Army modernization initiatives, Defense News reported. McConville, the service’s current vice chief, cautioned the committee that if Congress doesn’t approve spending bills on time,

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  • Army Defends Decision to End CH-47 Purchases

    Army Defends Decision to End CH-47 Purchases0

    Top Army officials testifying before House defense appropriators earlier this week defended the service’s decision to stop purchasing CH-47 Chinook helicopters, Military.com reported. Last year the Army pursued about $30 billion in budget savings to pay for the service’s modernization strategy over the next five years. The CH-47 cuts were among 186 cost savings ideas,

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