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Defense, Industry

Passing 2025 defense spending bill will be ‘particularly difficult’

April 9, 2024

Via: Federal News Network

While passing the 2024 defense budget was arduous as lawmakers struggled to agree on government funding plans for nearly six months into the fiscal year, negotiating the 2025 defense spending is shaping up to be “particularly difficult.” The Pentagon proposed […]


Defense, Industry

Russian efforts to create anti-satellite weapons are cause for US concern

February 15, 2024

Via: Washington's Top News

The U.S. has gathered highly sensitive intelligence about Russian anti-satellite weapons that has been shared in recent weeks with the upper echelons of government, according to four people who have been briefed on the intelligence. The people, who were not […]


Defense, Industry

Young Republicans slam Senate bill that ignores US migrant crisis, funds Ukraine

February 13, 2024

Via: Fox News

Younger Senate Republicans ripped GOP leadership after the Senate passed a $95 billion foreign aid bill without addressing the migrant crisis at the southern border. Early Tuesday morning, the Senate voted 70 to 29 in favor of President Biden’s requested […]


Defense, Industry

Republicans attempt to get hardline border security bill into foreign aid package

February 9, 2024

Via: Fox News

Some Senate Republicans are pushing to get stricter border security measures added to the foreign aid bill after tanking the bipartisan immigration deal. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on Thursday filed an amendment to add hardline border security measures to the […]


Defense, Industry

Murphy says border talks ‘largely done,’ signaling potential final phase

January 22, 2024

Via: POLITICO

Bipartisan border talks are “largely done” and have advanced to the Senate Appropriations Committee — signaling talks are entering a potential final phase — according to lead Democratic negotiator Sen. Chris Murphy. “Our work is largely done,” Murphy (D-Conn.) said. […]


Defense, Industry

US Capitol Police union says not enough done to improve security after Jan. 6 attack

January 11, 2024

Via: Washington's Top News

The union representing U.S. Capitol Police is warning that the federal law enforcement agency doesn’t have enough manpower to address threats to members of Congress and is criticizing the Architect of the Capitol for not implementing some of the changes […]


Defense, Industry

Russia has used North Korean ballistic missiles in Ukraine and is seeking Iranian missiles, US says

January 4, 2024

Via: Washington's Top News

U.S. intelligence officials have determined that Russia has acquired ballistic missiles from North Korea and is seeking close-range ballistic missiles from Iran as Moscow struggles to replenish supplies for its war with Ukraine, the White House said Thursday. Recently declassified […]


Defense, Industry

US ambassador thanks Japan for defense upgrade and allowing a Patriot missile sale to US

December 27, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel praised Japan’s contribution to drastic “reform and modernization” of their alliance, particularly its military capability and spending, as well as a decision to allow Japanese-made Patriot guided missiles to be shipped to the United […]


Defense, Industry

US announces new weapons package for Ukraine, as funds dwindle and Congress is stalled on aid bill

December 27, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

The U.S. on Wednesday announced what officials say could be the final package of military aid to Ukraine unless Congress approves supplemental funding legislation that is stalled on Capitol Hill. The weapons, worth up to $250 million, include an array […]


Defense, Industry

Pentagon announces new international mission to counter attacks on commercial vessels in Red Sea

December 19, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

The U.S. and a host of other nations are creating a new force to protect ships transiting the Red Sea that have come under attack by drones and ballistic missiles fired from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin […]


Defense, Industry

Senate passes defense policy bill with 5.2% pay raise for troops, the biggest boost in decades

December 13, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

The Senate passed a defense policy bill Wednesday that authorizes the biggest pay raise for troops in more than two decades, but also leaves behind many of the policy priorities that social conservatives were clamoring for, making for an unusually […]


Defense, Industry

US files war crime charges against Russians accused of torturing an American in the Ukraine invasion

December 6, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

Four Russian men accused of torturing an American during the invasion of Ukraine have been charged with war crimes in a case that’s the first of its kind, the Justice Department announced on Wednesday. It marks the first prosecution against […]


Defense, Industry

Biden aims for improved military relations with China when he meets with Xi

November 15, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping are expected to agree Wednesday to restore some military-to-military communications between their armed forces when they meet on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in San Francisco. The plan is […]


Defense, Federal, Industry, Policy

Biden plans to use Oval Office address to make case for wartime aid to Israel and Ukraine

October 19, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden plans to make a direct appeal to the American people to continue funding Ukraine and Israel amid their war efforts in an Oval Office address Thursday, according to two administration officials. The primetime address will take place […]


Defense, Health Care, Industry

Some GOP candidates want to use force against Mexico to stop fentanyl. Experts say that won’t work

October 9, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

Ron DeSantis wants suspected drug smugglers at the U.S.-Mexico border to be shot dead. Nikki Haley promises to send American special forces into Mexico. Vivek Ramaswamy has accused Mexico’s leader of treating drug cartels as his “sugar daddy” and says […]


Defense, Industry

Inside the Senate’s looming showdown over the future of Ukraine

October 2, 2023

Via: POLITICO

From Mitch McConnell on down, the Senate’s pro-Ukraine coalition is trying to reassure the U.S. ally that help will soon be on the way — even after a bruising GOP confrontation over keeping the government open snuffed out billions in […]


Defense, Industry

GOP infighting over Ukraine aid threatens to derail defense spending bill a fourth time

September 27, 2023

Via: Fox News

Disagreements within the House GOP over funding for Ukraine are threatening to derail Republicans’ defense spending bill for a fourth time. A procedural vote to advance the bill failed twice last week amid infighting over how to proceed with funding […]


Defense, Industry

Space Force chief says commercial satellites may need defending

September 26, 2023

Via: ArsTechnica

Like the US Navy has long protected sea lanes during conflict, the military could be called upon to defend commercial satellites from attack, particularly as the Pentagon relies more on commercial networks for communication and surveillance, the Space Force’s top […]


Defense, Industry

Biden to exhort world leaders to stand up to Russia, warns not to allow Ukraine ‘to be carved up’

September 19, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden made a robust case before the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday that the world must remain united in defending Ukraine against Russian aggression, warning that no nation can be secure if “we allow Ukraine to be carved […]


Defense, Industry

White House confirms more than $100B spent on Ukraine war

September 12, 2023

Via: Fox News

The White House confirmed the Biden administration has spent more than $100 billion on the war in Ukraine, according to documents obtained by Fox News Digital. The information came as a response from the White House’s Office of Management and […]