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    Missile Defense Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request Briefing

    Vice Admiral Syring, director of the Missile Defense Agency, updated reporters on his department’s portion of President Obama’s proposed $582.7 billion for defense spending in…

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    Navy Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request Briefing

    The Navy’s deputy assistant budget secretary updated reporters on the department’s fiscal year 2017 budget request and detailed cuts that had to be made in weapons and equipment…

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    Air Force Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request Briefing

    Major General James Martin and other officials briefed reporters and responded to questions on the Air Force’s fiscal year 2017 budget request. Major General Martin fainted…

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    Army Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request Briefing

    Army Budget Director Major General Thomas Horlander updated reporters on the Army’s fiscal year 2017 budget request of $148 billion. He focused on the Army’s infrastructure…

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    Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Budget Request

    Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work and Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice Chair General Paul Selva briefed reporters and responded their their questions on President Obama’s fiscal year 2017…

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    Secretary Ashton Carter on the Defense Budget

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter talked about the Pentagon’s budget and priorities. He outlined increases in spending to address global challenges involving Russian aggression,…

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    Defense Logistics Agency Spending

    Bryan Bender talked about the Defense Logistics Agency, a $44 billion a year operation that purchases supplies for the Defense Department. He also discussed the DLA 's preparations…

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    Naval Base Support

    Three Navy commanders testified at a hearing on military readiness and the impact of reduced investment in infrastructure and support to naval bases. Subcommittee members asked…

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    Military Operations

    Former military and Defense Department officials testified at a hearing on proposals to increase the effectiveness of military operations. The witnesses gave suggestions for…

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    U.N. Peacekeeping

    Ambassador Samantha Power and foreign policy specialists Bruce Jones and John Negroponte testified at a hearing on United Nations peacekeeping missions. Many questions focused on the…

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    Defense Department Budget

    Mike McCord talked about the Defense Department budget. He discussed the implications of the two-year budget deal regarding defense, and he gave an update on the Defense Department…

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    Speaker Ryan Signing Defense Authorization Bill

    House Speaker Paul Ryan (D-WI) held an enrollment ceremony to sign the revised Defense Authorization bill in preparation for sending it to the president. Speaker Ryan and Armed…

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    Defense Acquisition

    The Lexington Institute hosted a forum featuring speakers discussing ways to improve acquisition management at the Defense Department.

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    White House Daily Briefing

    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest took questions from reporters on a variety of topics, including immigration policy and his efforts to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay,…

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    Leo Shane on Defense Authorization Bill

    Leo Shane talked about the revised defense authorization bill being considered in the House.

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    Military Weapons Programs

    Marcus Weisgerber talked about possible implications for major weapons programs if Congress does not strike a long-term budget deal, as well as President Obama’s veto of the National…

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    Defense Authorization

    Lawrence Korb and Thomas Donnelly talked about President Obama’s veto of the $612 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), aand the state of defense funding and U.S.…

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    Senator McCain Reaction to Defense Authorization Veto

    Senate Armed Services Committee Chair John McCain (R-AZ) came to the Senate floor to criticize President Obama’s veto of the 2016 Defense Authorization (NDAA) bill. He described…

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    President Obama Vetoes Defense Authorization Bill

    President Obama spoke to reporters about his reasons before he vetoed H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016.

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    House Republican Agenda and Speaker Race

    Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and other members of House Republican leadership briefed reporters and responded to questions following a meeting of their party conference. Speaker Boehner…

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