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  • WASHINGTON, Jan 14- U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah James on Wednesday mapped out a series of initiatives aimed at lowering the cost of key weapons systems and getting them fielded sooner, saying that leaner budgets and growing threats made action imperative. James said the initiatives are part of a broader push by the Air Force to be more flexible, adaptable and...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 13- The U.S. Marine Corps will insist on competition for the next U.S. amphibious warship despite a decision last year to base the ship on the LPD-17 ship designed by Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc, Major General Robert Walsh said on Tuesday. Navy officials had no immediate comment on the expected terms of the competition, which are likely to...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 13- The U.S. Navy plans to buy V-22 tiltrotor aircraft built by Boeing Co and Textron Inc's Bell Helicopter unit to replace the older C-2A turboprop aircraft it now uses to ferry passengers and cargo to aircraft carriers, two people familiar with the issue said late Tuesday. The sources, who were not authorized to speak publicly, confirmed that top...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 13- The U.S. Navy plans to buy V-22 tiltrotor aircraft built by Boeing Co and Textron Inc's Bell Helicopter unit to replace the older C-2A turboprop aircraft it now uses to ferry passengers and cargo to aircraft carriers, two people familiar with the issue said late Tuesday. The sources, who were not authorized to speak publicly, confirmed that top...

  • Inside North Korea's international money machine Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 1:47 PM ET
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

    Beyond sanctions, U.S. officials are hoping to further target and isolate North Korea's international finance machine.

  • Jan 12- The Twitter and YouTube accounts for the U.S. military command that oversees operations in the Middle East were hacked on Monday by people claiming to be sympathetic toward the Islamic State militant group being targeted in American bombing raids. Central Command Twitter feed, using an acronym for the hardline Islamist group, which has taken control of...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 12- The Twitter feed for the U.S. military command that oversees operations in the Middle East was hacked on Monday by people claiming sympathy to the Islamic State militant group being targeted in American bombing raids. The White House said it was monitoring the extent of the hacking incident. The Twitter account published a list of generals...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 12- Images published during the hack of a U.S. military Twitter feed on Monday did not appear to include any classified information or pose a security threat, two U.S. defense officials told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity. Central Command's Twitter and YouTube accounts were apparently hacked by supporters of Islamic State, which...

  • US CENTCOM TWITTER FEED HACKERS PUBLISH APPARENT INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE AND RECONNAISSANCE OF CHINA MILITARY POSITIONS.

  • US CENTCOM TWITTER HACKERS PUBLISH INFORMATION ON NORTH KOREA, CHINA MILITARY PLANS.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 12- The U.S. The Twitter account published a list of generals and addresses associated with them, titled " Army General Officer Public Roster 2 January 2014.". The apparent infiltration came as President Barack Obama prepared to outline new proposals to protect the country's Internet systems from cybersecurity threats.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 9- U.S. Air Force reservists who did maintenance on C-123 aircraft used during the Vietnam war to spray the defoliant Agent Orange could have been exposed to harmful levels of dioxin even long after the conflict, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences said on Friday. A panel from the Institute of Medicine acknowledged the poor quality...

  • Why Kim Jong Un is smiling on his birthday Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 5:33 PM ET
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks through a pair of binoculars during an inspection of the Hwa Islet Defence Detachment standing guard over a forward post off the east coast of the Korean peninsula.

    A look at North Korea's growing, not-so-isolated economy, and key reasons Kim Jong Un is feeling good after three years in power.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 8- Facing tight budgets and a shrinking military, the United States said on Thursday it was ending operations at an air base in Britain and handing it and 14 other sites in Europe back to their home governments. In the biggest one, the Pentagon said it would leave RAF Mildenhall northeast of London, home to tanker, reconnaissance and special...

  • Japan to UK: How about some submarine-hunting jets? Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 6:35 PM ET
    Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe.

    Japan is asking Britain to buy its P-1 submarine-hunting jet in a deal that could top $1 billion, a major step in Shinzo Abe's push to arms exports.

  • The Air Force said on Tuesday it was "close" to certifying a new company to launch large U.S. military satellites, but did not name SpaceX. On Wednesday, the Air Force expanded its statement with details about its review of SpaceX, and said the privately held company founded by entrepreneur Elon Musk "is making substantial progress" toward being allowed to compete...

  • Pentagon seeks new 'Yoda': Pay tops out at $183K Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 3:46 PM ET
    Andrew W. Marshall, retiring director of the Defense Department’s Office of Net Assessment, known in the Pentagon as "Yoda".

    The Pentagon's Office of Net Assessment is losing Andrew Marshall, the only leader it ever had, and needs a replacement.

  • HONOLULU, Jan 2- North Korea was hit with more U.S. sanctions on Friday in response to what Washington said was its role in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, the White House said on Friday. The sanctions named three entities, including the country's military intelligence agency, as well as 10 North Korean government officials, among them individuals...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 2- New U.S. sanctions imposed against North Korea on Friday were not directly linked to the recent cyber attack on Sony Corp., senior administration officials in Washington said. The sanctions announced by President Barack Obama named three entities, including Pyongyang's military intelligence agency, and 10 individuals.

  • America's new defense against attacks...blimps? Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 11:57 AM ET
    JLENS about to launch.

    The US Army is testing a giant radar-bearing balloon that will monitor the east coast for missile and drone attacks headed for US soil.

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