The U.S. State Department has signed off on a sale of more than $8 billion worth of F-35 fighter jets to Germany, along with over 100 missiles, bombs, and related equipment and spare parts.
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Sen. James Inhofe wants DoD to find another location for African military exercise
The Pentagon is looking at alternative locations to stage its largest exercise in Africa after lawmakers in Washington said Morocco should be removed as the host nation because of its disputed control over the Western Sahara.
Biden backs F-16s for Turkey in sign of warming relations with NATO
President Biden is backing the sale of F-16s to Turkey and says Congress will grant approval for the deal to upgrade the country’s fleet of the U.S.-made jet fighters.
Lawmakers introduce ‘comprehensive legislation’ to overhaul U.S.-Taiwan policy
A pair of prominent senators on Friday introduced legislation to overhaul U.S. policy toward Taiwan, including $4.5 billion to promote security while deterring aggression from China, which claims the island as part of its territory.
House rolls out $761 billion defense funding bill, tracking Biden request
The House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday fired the opening salvo in the battle over defense dollars with the release of a proposed blueprint for the coming fiscal year that funds a number of weapons systems, provides new security assistance to Ukr…
Brookings think tank president John Allen placed on leave in illegal lobbying probe
The Brookings Institution on Wednesday placed its president, retired Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, on administrative leave amid a growing federal investigation into allegations that he was involved in an illegal lobbying campaign on behalf of the wealt…
Congress tells Navy not to retire warships
The House Armed Services Committee wants to save five warships from the Navy’s retirement chopping block, pushing back against the Pentagon’s proposal to decommission 24 ships as part of its fiscal 2023 budget.
Sens. Rubio, Feinstein introduce bill to create Space National Guard
Sens. Marco Rubio and Dianne Feinstein might not agree on much, but they’ve joined together in calling for a part-time adjunct to America’s newest military force.
Japan and Thailand sign defense, economic agreement
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida wrapped up a three-nation tour of Southeast Asia Monday with an announcement of a new defense agreement with Thailand and plans to improve economic relations between the countries.
U.S. provides artillery, training for Ukrainian troops
Ukrainian troops have received more than 45 howitzers from the U.S. to help in their war against Russian invaders, Pentagon officials said Wednesday.