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Here’s the latest on the US Navy’s new Constellation-class frigate

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Correction: The follow-on ships in the Constellation class will cost between $850 million and $950 million in constant-year 2018 dollars. WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy’s next-generation frigate, the Constellation class, is a do-or-die effort for the service and a critical test of its return to building ships around existing technologies rather than designing them around […]

New in 2021: Are your latest housing protections in the tenant bill of rights under threat?

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Military housing tenants are still waiting for four of the 18 rights promised as part of a tenant bill of rights, aimed at fixing core issues with unsafe and unhealthy conditions in their privatized housing. DoD officials gave the privatized housing companies a deadline of Dec. 15 to say whether they will commit to the […]

Latest fight over defense bill may push final passage into 2021

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The annual defense authorization bill hit yet another procedural roadblock on Tuesday, this time over an unrelated fight over stimulus checks related to the ongoing pandemic. The latest twist in the fate of the $740.5 billion military budget policy measure — which would authorize new equipment purchases, extend a host of specialty pays for troops, […]

Trump’s latest veto threat takes aim at Republican ally

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WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump doubled down on his threat to veto the annual defense policy bill with a pair of late-night tweets that called out the Republican Senate Armed Services Committee chairman — a close ally of the president — for not heeding to his demands for changes to the measure. It’s the […]

In latest message to US, Iran launches underground ballistic missiles during exercise targeting mock carrier

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard launched underground ballistic missiles as part of an exercise involving a mock-up aircraft carrier in the Strait of Hormuz, state television reported Wednesday. It was the latest barrage in a drill that the previous day saw two American bases temporarily go on alert over the launches. Drone […]

Neller latest military notable to address racism in the US: ‘Things will not go backwards in this country’

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Former commandant of the Marine Corps, retired Gen. Robert Neller, is urging national leaders to “speak out for justice and fairness” following George Floyd’s death in police custody. “The time for being silent has passed, at least for me,” Neller wrote in a “Letter to America” shared on LinkedIn Wednesday. “We know what happened in […]

Top Marine latest to speak out about racism in wake of George Floyd’s death in police custody

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The military leader who spoke out against racism just over a month ago has become the latest member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to weigh in on how the military should react in the wake of national unrest sparked by the death of another black man in police custody. His statement makes it a […]

Top Marine latest to speak out about racism in wake of George Floyd’s death in police custody

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The military leader who spoke out against racism just over a month ago has become the latest member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to weigh in on how the military should react in the wake of national unrest sparked by the death of another black man in police custody. His statement makes it a […]

Top Marine latest to speak out about racism in wake of George Floyd’s death in police custody

top-marine-latest-to-speak-out-about-racism-in-wake-of-george-floyd’s-death-in-police-custody

The military leader who spoke out against racism just over a month ago has become the latest member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to weigh in on how the military should react in the wake of national unrest sparked by the death of another black man in police custody. His statement makes it a […]

Top Marine latest to speak out about racism in wake of George Floyd’s death in police custody

top-marine-latest-to-speak-out-about-racism-in-wake-of-george-floyd’s-death-in-police-custody

The military leader who spoke out against racism just over a month ago has become the latest member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to weigh in on how the military should react in the wake of national unrest sparked by the death of another black man in police custody. His statement makes it a […]