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Weekly Roundup: Mark Esper Confirmed as Secretary of Defense, Altamira Acquired By ClearSky-Led Investor Consortium, Major Contract Awards, POC Hosting 6th Annual Intel Summit on July 31st & Weekly Top 10 Stories

The Senate confirmed Mark Esper on Thursday to be the next U.S. Defense Secretary to end the Pentagon’s longest period without a Senate approved leader in office. The 2019 Wash100 Award winner was confirmed by a 90 to 8 vote in the Senate to officially succeed Jim Mattis in the …

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DoD Clears Sale of General Atomics Predator B Drone Variant to India

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 4, 2018 — General Atomics has received clearance from the Defense Department to sell its armed Predator B unmanned aerial vehicles to India following a previous approval for the country’s purchase of the Guardian drone for maritime surveillance, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The decision to push the sale forward was …

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Report: Pentagon Plans to Send Thousands of U.S. Troops to Afghanistan

The Department of Defense is planning to send between 3,000 to 5,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan, reports CBS News. An announcement on the exact number from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is expected in the next few days or weeks. The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan has said that he …

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Mattis: ‘No Enemy’ ‘Has Done More Harm’ to Military than Sequestration

“For all the heartache caused by the loss of our troops during these wars, no enemy in the field has done more to harm to the readiness of our military than sequestration,” said Defense Secretary James Mattis, a 40 year Marine veteran commander, who argued that it will “require years …

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Chairman of Joint Chiefs: No Decision Yet on Force Size in Aghanistan

The decision on whether to increase U.S. forces in Afghanistan has not yet been made, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Tuesday. DOD News reported that Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford said national security leaders have not presented President Donald J. Trump with Afghanistan troop recommendations for the …

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