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Backlogs, extra pay and priority units: How the Navy plans to get sailors moving again

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After three months on a stop-movement order that banned non-essential travel throughout the services, the Defense Department has greenlit 48 U.S. states and territories, as well as half-a-dozen countries. That means permanent change-of-station moves are back on ― but the Navy may not get caught up until next year. About 42,000 sailors are waiting to […]

No extra money for defense amid coronavirus crisis, think tank argues

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As lawmakers boost federal spending to boost the economy and counter the effects of the coronavirus outbreak, they should resist the temptation to increase defense spending too, a left-leaning think tank argued in a new report released Wednesday. “The amount of money (planned) for defense for FY 2021 should be more than adequate to protect […]