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  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Tuesday the Pentagon would seek a $582.7 billion defense budget next year and reshape its spending priorities to reflect a new strategic environment marked by Russian assertiveness and the rise of Islamic State. Carter, speaking to the Economic Club of Washington, said the Pentagon's funding request would be in line with...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 2- Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Tuesday the Pentagon would seek a $582.7 billion defense budget next year and reshape its spending priorities to reflect a new strategic environment marked by Russian assertiveness and the rise of Islamic State. Carter, speaking to the Economic Club of Washington, said the Pentagon's funding request...

  • MILITARY: RUSSIAN' AGGRESSION,' RISING CHINA, NORTH KOREA, IRAN AND ISLAMIC STATE.

  • CARTER SAYS FY17 DEFENSE BUDGET WILL PROPOSE SPENDING $7.5 BLN FOR FIGHT AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE MILITANTS, UP 50 PCT FROM FY16.

  • DEFENSE SECRETARY CARTER SAYS FY17 DEFENSE BUDGET PROPOSAL REFLECTS' DRAMATICALLY DIFFERENT' GLOBAL SECURITY ENVIRONMENT.

  • WASHINGTON— The Obama administration said Tuesday it will propose quadrupling what it spends on its troops and training in Europe, as part of the U.S. military's accelerating effort to deter Russia. President Barack Obama, in his final budget request to Congress, will ask for $3.4 billion— up from $789 million for the current budget year— for what the Pentagon...

  • EXCLUSIVE- U.S. NAVY BUDGET PROPOSAL CALLS FOR SHIFT IN PLANNED DRONE PROGRAM TO FOCUS ON SPY MISSIONS, REFUELING- SOURCES.

  • US warship issues 'challenge' in South China Sea Sunday, 31 Jan 2016 | 12:35 AM ET
    Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States Navy May 21, 2015.

    A U.S. ship sailed near a South China Sea island claimed by China to counter efforts to limit freedom of navigation, the Pentagon said.

  • Turkey: Russian jet was in our airspace again Saturday, 30 Jan 2016 | 11:59 PM ET

    Turkey said a Russian SU-34 jet had violated its airspace despite warnings, stoking tensions between two countries involved in Syria's war.

  • Navy officer sentenced to 40 months in bribery case Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 3:31 PM ET

    SAN DIEGO— A federal judge has sentenced a Navy officer to 40 months in federal prison for providing ships and submarine schedules to a Malaysian contractor in exchange for cash and luxury hotel stays in Singapore, Hong Kong and the island of Tonga. Todd Dale Malaki told Judge Janis L. Sammartino that he regretted his actions before he was sentenced Friday in San...

  • District Judge John Gleeson in Brooklyn is a defeat for HSBC and the U.S. Department of Justice, which complained the release could make it easier to launder money, including for terrorism, and discourage cooperation with law enforcement. Attorney Robert Capers in Brooklyn declined to comment. Cherkasky's January 2015 report was to be kept under wraps but...

  • LONDON— The British military says some of the Royal Navy's most sophisticated warships will have to undergo major refurbishment because they keep breaking down. The Ministry of Defense says the six Type 45 destroyers will get "a series of machinery upgrades" after incidents in which the 1 billion-pound vessels lost power at sea. In 2014, HMS Dauntless had to...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 28- A U.S. congressional probe into the impact of a hack of Juniper Networks Inc software will examine the possibility that it was initially altered at the behest of the National Security Agency, a lawmaker said in an interview on Thursday. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform this month sent letters asking some two dozen...

  • Defense Secretary Ash Carton wants to make military service more family friendly. —Carter says he wants to double the length of fully paid maternity leave for female service members and work with Congress to boost time off for paternity leave and adoptions. —The changes will cost an estimated $385 million over the next five years.

  • *China held talks with Russia in November on engine collaboration. SINGAPORE, Jan 29- China has built a potent military machine over the past 30 years but is struggling to develop advanced engines that would allow its warplanes to match Western fighters in combat, foreign and Chinese industry sources said. Western restrictions on arms exports to China prohibit...

  • WASHINGTON— Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday unveiled a series of family-friendly proposals for the military that would increase parental leave, child care and health care coverage to bolster efforts to recruit and retain high-quality service members. Carter told a Pentagon news conference that he will double the length of fully paid maternity...

  • BRUSSELS— NATO declared Thursday that alliance defense spending is finally moving in the "right direction," although one country, the United States, still accounts for almost three-quarters of the alliance's total military expenditures. NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg said in 2015, 16 NATO countries not only stopped cuts to their defense budgets...

  • Boeing builds the most powerful rocket ever made Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 1:32 PM ET
    An artists rendering of Boeing's most powerful rocket, the Space Launch System or SLS.

    Boeing's Space Launch System, or SLS, has one customer and one mission: to take Americans into deep space.

  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter is scheduled to preview the Pentagon's fiscal 2017 budget request in a speech on Feb. 2, a week before the White House sends its budget plans to Congress, two U.S. defense officials said on Monday. A massive government spending bill enacted by Congress last year set a spending level of about $576 billion for the Pentagon in fiscal 2017,...

  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter is scheduled to preview the Pentagon's fiscal 2017 budget request in a speech on Feb. 2, a week before the White House sends its budget plans to Congress, two U.S. defense officials said on Monday. Carter is expected to highlight the broad themes of the Pentagon's budget request and its priorities, rather than presenting a detailed...

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