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  • *Deployment increases U.S. forces in Syria six-fold to 300. HANOVER, Germany, April 25- President Barack Obama announced on Monday the biggest expansion of U.S. ground troops in Syria since its civil war began, but the move was unlikely to mollify Arab allies angry over Washington's cautious approach to the conflict. The deployment of up to 250 Special Forces...

  • WASHINGTON, April 8- The Pentagon will need to buy up to 18 more Russian-built RD-180 engines to power rockets carrying U.S. military satellites into space over the next six years or so, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said in an interview on Friday. Congress banned use of the Russian RD-180 rocket engines for military use after 2019, following Russia's...

  • Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton needs to do one thing to win over Sanders' supporters and win against Trump in November, writes Anita Jain.

  • WASHINGTON, March 17- U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain on Thursday urged Defense Secretary Ash Carter to investigate what he called troubling remarks by a former senior United Launch Alliance executive about his company's dealings with the Pentagon. "This committee treats with the utmost seriousness any implication that the...

  • HEATH, Ohio, March 14- Microphone in hand, Republican John Kasich promised the crowd inside a high-tech Ohio factory Saturday that he'll never be beholden to Washington insiders if he wins the White House in November. But as he zigzags across the state before Ohio's GOP primary on Tuesday- emboldened by polls showing him edging ahead of rival Donald Trump- Kasich...

  • China can project 'substantial offensive power': US

    US intelligence chief James Clapper says China will be able to project power from artificial islands within months.

  • WASHINGTON, March 7- The U.S. Air Force on Monday named Pratt& Whitney as the engine maker for the new Northrop Grumman Corp long-range strike bomber, and defended the plane's "cost plus incentive fee" contract that has been challenged by U.S. lawmakers. U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah James revealed the names of the engine maker, a unit of United Technologies Corp...

  • WASHINGTON, March 7- The U.S. Air Force on Monday said it would take "money and time" to cancel and restructure a development contract chosen for Northrop Grumman Corp's work on the new B-21 bomber. Air Force Secretary Deborah James said the service was working to address questions raised by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain about the Northrop...

  • Donald Trump

    Nobody knows what Donald Trump stands for, says Tony Fratto, Bush 43 deputy press secretary. Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison also raises red flags.

  • WASHINGTON, March 3- Quickly ending U.S. reliance on Russian rocket engines could add up to $5 billion to the cost of upcoming satellite launches, Air Force Secretary Deborah James said on Thursday at a contentious Senate hearing where lawmakers raised several hot-button issues. James said Air Force efforts to develop a U.S. rocket engine for powering heavy...

  • Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton

    As Hillary and Bernie battle it out in the Democratic primaries, this just may be her "ace in the hole" for securing the nomination.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 26- U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah James, unveiling the first image of a new Northrop Grumman Corp long-range bomber on Friday, said it would be designated the B-21. The Air Force, under pressure from lawmakers and retired Air Force officers, has promised to release more information about the new plane in March. The Air Force says that only the...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 25- U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain on Thursday vowed to block use of a cost-plus type of contract, under which the government would be responsible for cost overruns, for a new long-range bomber to be built by Northrop Grumman Corp.. The Air Force said that only the engineering and development phase of the program, valued...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 23- The Pentagon's chief arms buyer on Tuesday said U.S. sanctions against Russia do not at this time bar the use of Russian RD-180 engines to power the Atlas 5 rockets that carry U.S. military and intelligence satellites into space. Defense Undersecretary Frank Kendall said the Defense Department had reviewed the issue with the Treasury...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 23- The Pentagon's chief arms buyer on Tuesday said U.S. sanctions against Russia did not affect the use of Russian RD-180 engines used to power the Atlas 5 rockets that carry U.S. military and intelligence satellites into space. Defense Undersecretary Frank Kendall said the Defense Department had reviewed the issue with the Treasury...

  • Lieutenant General Samuel Greaves, who heads the Air Force's Space and Missile Systems Center, said the Pentagon was reviewing responses about the sanctions issue and related matters in time to meet a Feb. 22 deadline set by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain. McCain last week asked the Air Force and Pentagon to explain why the U.S. government...

  • Lieutenant General Samuel Greaves, who heads the Air Force's Space and Missile Systems Center, said the Pentagon was reviewing responses about the sanctions issue and related matters in time to meet a Feb. 22 deadline set by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain. McCain last week asked the Air Force and Pentagon to explain why the U.S. government...

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump win the New Hampshire primary on Feb. 9, 2016.

    Sorry, Iowa and New Hampshire. It's time to replace you as the first primary states, says Joshua Spivak.

  • Donald Trump and Jeb Bush speaking during the Republican Presidential Debate, hosted by CNN, at The Venetian Las Vegas on December 15, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    At this point in 2012 Newt Gingrich was the GOP front runner. Recent history shows how much can change between now and voting day, says Sara Fagen.

  • Donald Trump gestures while speaking surrounded by people whose families were victims of crimes by illegal immigrants on July 10, 2015, while meeting with the press at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

    After companies dumped Trump due to offensive remarks toward Mexican immigrants, could more follow suit after his comments on veterans?