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From Paris To Orbit: France’s New Space Strategy « Breaking Defense

The French CSO-1 reconnaissance satellite launching on a Russian-built Soyuz rocket With the landmark CSO-1 satellite launch December 19th and a new space strategy out soon, the French government is finally stepping up in space. A French-led, Europe-wide effort to modernize space capabilities had been announced in 2010, but it …

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Trump Escalates His Assault on Civil-Military Relations

The president’s public disparagement of retired generals compounds the damage he has done. We’ve gotten used to so much in Donald Trump’s two years in office, from the cruelty of his immigration policies to his childlike understanding of international trade, and from his apparent fear of Vladimir Putin to his …

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Jammu And Kashmir: 3 Terrorists Killed In Pulwama Encounter

The exchange of fire took place at Gulshan Pora village of Tral area where two to three terrorists are believed to be trapped SRINAGAR: Three terrorists were killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama encounter that is currently underway. The encounter broke out between security forces and terrorists on Thursday morning.  …

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Acting SecDef Shanahan’s First Message: “China, China, China.” « Breaking Defense

Patrick Shanahan arrives at the Pentagon on Jan. 2, for his first day as acting Secretary of Defense. UPDATED with announcement of Norquist as acting deputy    PENTAGON: In his first day on the job, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan gathered civilian leaders of the military services to deliver a …

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Goodbye, Mattis. Goodbye, Syria. Hello, 2019

Dramatic shifts abound as Trump puts US military’s war plans in doubt, Democrats resurge in Congress, and the Pentagon gets a new boss. What a holiday, eh? Just before our alleged year-end vacation, President Donald Trump announced he’d had enough and was ordering all U.S. ground troops out of Syria …

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Manufacturing of Defence Aerospace, Warship Items To Be Covered By IDRA: DIPP

NEW DELHI: Manufacturing of items of defence aerospace and warships will now be covered by Industries (Development and Regulation) Act and will not require any licence from the the commerce and industry ministry, a government notification said Tuesday. The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), under the ministry, has …

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2019 Forecast: Budget Battles & Confirmation Wars « Breaking Defense

President Donald Trump It’s been a frenetic fall for the Department of Defense: a budget cut and then a budget increase, the secretary’s resignation and then his dismissal, an affirmation of allies and then a denunciation. What does this year-end craziness say about the year ahead? Here’s what to watch …

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Meet the New (Acting) US Defense Secretary

With no military experience and just a year and a half in government, the former Boeing executive Patrick Shanahan has yet to develop a foreign-policy vision of his own. It hasn’t received much attention, what with Donald Trump suddenly declaring victory against ISIS, ordering U.S. troops out of Syria, and provoking …

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Defence Ministry Cleared 111 Military Projects Worth Rs 1.78 Lakh Crore Under Make In India

10 Light Combat Aircraft Tejas planes have been delivered to the Air Force till now New Delhi: In the last three years, the Defence Ministry cleared 111 military projects worth over Rs 1.78 lakh crore for producing military hardware under the Make in India in the defence sector. Minister of …

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‘Hold Fast, Alongside Our Allies’: Mattis Farewell Invokes Civil War « Breaking Defense

James Mattis at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan on March 14. WASHINGTON: At 9:22 am on Gen. Jim Mattis‘s last day as Secretary of Defense, the Pentagon released his official farewell to the Defense Department’s almost three million servicemembers and civil servants. It’s three brief, carefully crafted paragraphs packed with historical references …

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