SECDEF declares ‘ironclad’ US commitment to Israel

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TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Sunday declared an “enduring and ironclad” American commitment to Israel, reinforcing support at a tense time in Israeli politics and amid questions about the Biden administration’s efforts to revive nuclear negotiations with Israel’s archenemy, Iran. Austin’s first talks in Israel since he became Pentagon […]

Military pay and readiness won’t be hurt by flat defense budget plan, White House promises

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Defense department spending would see a small increase next fiscal year under a budget plan outlined by the White House on Friday, with administration officials saying any large spending trims could endanger military pay and personnel support programs. The $715 billion plan represents a 1.6 percent increase in spending from fiscal 2021 but would amount […]

US-Philippines defense officials discuss concerns over China’s ships

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ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Saturday discussed with his Philippine counterpart China’s recent positioning of “militia vessels” near the Philippines in the South China Sea. Austin spoke by phone with Philippine Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana while Austin was flying from Washington to Israel to begin an international […]

This week in Congress: First fights over Biden’s budget plan

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Just a few days after the White House revealed its budget plans for fiscal 2022, a host of Defense Department and Veterans Affairs officials will visit Capitol Hill to justify their spending needs. Adm. Craig Faller, head of Southern Command, and Gen. Glen VanHerck, head of Northern Command, will testify before several committees this week […]

The Spouse Angle Podcast – Up this week: Achieving Seven-Figure Business Success During a Pandemic

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This week: Why 2020 Was One Military Spouse Entrepreneur’s Best Year Yet Attorney and business coach Rachel Brenke shares how a cancer diagnosis launched her into entrepreneurship and how she’s maintained success throughout the hard times of military life and the COVID-19 pandemic. About the Guest: Rachel Brenke is a business consultant, attorney, author, keynote […]

India objects to US Navy ship’s transit without consent

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NEW DELHI — India on Friday objected to a U.S. Navy ship conducting a “freedom of navigation” patrol in its exclusive economic zone without its prior consent. “We have conveyed our concerns regarding this passage through our EEZ to the government of U.S.A through diplomatic channels,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said. The U.S. […]

The Spouse Angle Podcast – Up this week: Achieving Seven-Figure Business Success During a Pandemic

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This week: Why 2020 Was One Military Spouse Entrepreneur’s Best Year Yet Attorney and business coach Rachel Brenke shares how a cancer diagnosis launched her into entrepreneurship and how she’s maintained success throughout the hard times of military life and the COVID-19 pandemic. About the Guest: Rachel Brenke is a business consultant, attorney, author, keynote […]

Naval Academy to hold graduation ceremony in person this year

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The U.S. Naval Academy will hold its graduation and commissioning ceremony in person at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium this year, the academy said Friday. The commissioning ceremony is scheduled for May 28 in Annapolis, Maryland. The academy says select commissioning week events for the Class of 2021 also will be held […]

The Spouse Angle Podcast – Up this week: Achieving Seven-Figure Business Success During a Pandemic

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This week: Why 2020 Was One Military Spouse Entrepreneur’s Best Year Yet Attorney and business coach Rachel Brenke shares how a cancer diagnosis launched her into entrepreneurship and how she’s maintained success throughout the hard times of military life and the COVID-19 pandemic. About the Guest: Rachel Brenke is a business consultant, attorney, author, keynote […]