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Pentagon concerns spike in pro-Russian sentiment among U.S. troops – Defence Blog

The U.S. military officials have concerned the spike in pro-Russian sentiment among the households of military members. More than 1,000 U.S. adults responded between Oct. 24 and Oct. 30, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points to the second annual national defense survey conducted by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation […]

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Pentagon chief plans to shift US focus to China and Russia

Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he still plans to shift the American military’s focus to competing with China and Russia, even as security threats pile up in the Middle East By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer December 7, 2019, 8:16 PM 3 min read Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Saturday he still plans to […]

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Pentagon awards Boeing with $172M contract to extend Super Hornet operational service life – Defence Blog

The U.S. Department of Defense announced on Monday that U.S. aerospace giant Boeing Co. is awarded a $172,2 modification to a previously awarded contract to extend the operational service life of 23 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft. Under the terms of the contract modification, Boeing will extend the operational service life from 6,000 flight hours to […]

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Transcript: Is Trump turning Pentagon into a protection racket? | USA

Steve Clemons: Hi, I’m Steve Clemons, and I have a question. Is the Trump administration turning the US military into a protection racket? Let’s get to the bottom line. Burden sharing. Many American presidents have pushed this line, but Donald Trump has added a new dimension, arguing that allies of the United States have to […]

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