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  • Adm. Bill Moran Nominated for CNO, Vice Adm. Burke Nominated to VCNO

    Adm. Bill Moran Nominated for CNO, Vice Adm. Burke Nominated to VCNO

    Navy Adm. Bill Moran was nominated by President Trump to become the next Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), and newly promoted Vice Adm. Robert Burke was nominated to become Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO), Military.com reported. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan made the announcements late last week. If confirmed by the Senate, Moran, a

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  • Upcoming VA Mission Act Rollout Expected to be Bumpy

    Upcoming VA Mission Act Rollout Expected to be Bumpy

    The White House and congressional leaders are both issuing late warnings that the VA “Mission Act” to improve veterans’ access private health care will experience a bumpy rollout, Government Executive reported. The VA is in final preparations to implement the bipartisan measure that President Trump signed into law in 2017 but has faced pushback from

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  • Trump Wants More Troops on Border as DOD Agrees to Find Housing for Migrants

    Trump Wants More Troops on Border as DOD Agrees to Find Housing for Migrants

    President Trump said Wednesday that he intends to deploy more troops to the southern border, Military Times reported. The president said during a San Antonio stop that “horrible laws” prevent the military from being as aggressive as he wants. “Our military, don’t forget, can’t act like a military would act,” Trump said. “Because if they

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  • House Armed Services Committee Sets June Markups for NDAA

    House Armed Services Committee Sets June Markups for NDAA

    The House Armed Services Committee will begin its markup of the fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act in early June, according to a House Armed Services Committee press release. The markup begins June 4 with the subcommittees for Military Personnel, Seapower and Projection Forces, Tactical Air and Land Forces and Strategic Forces. The next day

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  • SASC Lawmakers Raise Doubts About Space Force Proposal

    SASC Lawmakers Raise Doubts About Space Force Proposal

    Senators from both parties repeatedly questioned senior DOD officials Thursday about whether adding a sixth branch of the military would improve space operations. The Senate Armed Forces Committee meeting was the first formal hearing on the administration’s Space Force proposal, The Hill reported. “When we first heard about the proposal, I asked two simple questions:

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  • Army Defends Decision to End CH-47 Purchases

    Army Defends Decision to End CH-47 Purchases

    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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  • House Sets Spending Level; McConnell Reports Bipartisan Budget Talks

    House Sets Spending Level; McConnell Reports Bipartisan Budget Talks

    House lawmakers voted to raise the overall 2020 budget limit to $1.3 trillion Tuesday, allowing appropriators to begin work on spending bills, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell later told reporters bipartisan budget talks are underway, Defense News reported. The House set a $733 billion top-line for national defense as part of a “deeming resolution”

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  • Pentagon Says Border Deployments Cost $534 Million, Expects to Expand Role

    Pentagon Says Border Deployments Cost $534 Million, Expects to Expand Role

    Deployment of troops to the southern border is expected to cost at least $534 million by the end of September, the Pentagon said, according to The Hill. A DOD letter to Congress references $350 million for the National Guard mission and $184 million for the active-duty mission. DOD also announced Tuesday it has awarded nearly

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