Last year, the Navy also omitted EA-18G jets, or Growlers, from its base budget request, but later told Congress on an "unfunded priority list" that it wanted $2.1 billion to buy 22 more of the planes, given the growing threat of electronic attacks. Lawmakers ultimately funded 15 of them in the fiscal 2015 budget passed by Congress, which is expected to maintain...
WASHINGTON, Sept 21- As America re-engages with Iraq and deepens its involvement in the region's web of sectarian conflicts, the Pentagon has made a practical assessment of the brutal job of stabilizing Baghdad: in the future, U.S. forces may be needed on the front lines.
Robert Gates, who served both George W. Bush and Barack Obama, delivers an icy assessment of his most recent boss and his foreign policy. The FT reports.
WASHINGTON, Oct 11- Republican Mitt Romney would accelerate spending on new U.S. Navy warships, cut the Pentagon's civilian workforce and speed up development of new weapons systems if he wins the 2012 presidential election, two advisers said on Thursday.
For four years, a doctor commuted between his clinics in Texas in a $5 million turboprop with jazzy metallic stripes and ruby stones embedded on the drink cabinet inside. The plane featured exotic wood veneers and polished chrome, and his daughter’s initials were in the tail number. The New York Times reports.
President Barack Obama will set the course for drawing down the U.S. war in Afghanistan on Wednesday, when he is expected to announce plans to bring roughly 10,000 American troops home in less than a year.