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


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


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 […]