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Navy To Trump: ‘Don’t Knock Us Over’ With Budget Cuts « Breaking Defense

Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer speaks to sailors aboard the Littoral Combat Ship USS Giffords. WASHINGTON: Joining his boss, Jim Mattis, in revolt, Navy Secretary Richard Spencer publicly begged the White House not to cut $33 billion from the Pentagon’s defense request for 2020 as President Trump has ordered. With budget …

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Aircraft Win Big In FY19 Appropriations: Munitions, Space, Marines Hammered « Breaking Defense

WASHINGTON: The big news about the $674.4 billion defense appropriation that conferees agreed to yesterday is that, for the first time in nine years, it’s on time. That’s a big relief to defense officials and contractors used to limping along on restrictive Continuing Resolutions for the first months of the …

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Nuke Sub Launch Tube Problems Found: ‘Warning Flags Are Up’ « Breaking Defense

An Ohio-class nuclear missile submarine (SSBN). WASHINGTON: The Navy has discovered problems with the welds on 12 nuclear missile launch tubes, some for America’s $122.3 billion Columbia-class submarine program and others for the Royal Navy’s Dreadnought submarines. The issue is serious enough that Rep. Joe Courtney, top Democrat on the House …

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