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NATO Chief Suspects Ulterior Motives In Russian 'Snap Exercises'

DefenseAlert, May 27, 2015 -- NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday criticized Russia for conducting unannounced military exercises, contending that such a "snap" drill led to the annexation of Crimea last year.

Senate Panel Wants To Give CYBERCOM Acquisition Powers

DefenseAlert, May 27, 2015 -- U.S. Cyber Command would receive limited acquisition authority on par with that of U.S. Special Operations Command if the Senate Armed Services Committee's recommendation survives final passage of the fiscal year 2016 defense authorization bill.

General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin Look To International Work For Growth (Updated)

DefenseAlert, May 27, 2015 -- The chief executives of two of the largest defense contractors said Wednesday they have cut costs and are now seeking growth, particularly through international sales.

McCain's Committee Wants 'Strategic Review' Of DOD's Acquisition Programs

DefenseAlert, May 27, 2015 -- Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) has set a large agenda for the next 18 months, including a "strategic review" of the Pentagon's major acquisition programs to guide "future budgetary decisions," according to a new defense policy bill headed to the full Senate this summer.
DOCUMENT: Senate Authorizers' FY-16 Defense Policy Bill, Report

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Mabus: UCLASS Will Act As Bridge To Autonomous Strike Fighter

DefenseAlert, May 20, 2015 -- The Navy envisions the Unmanned Carrier-Launched Surveillance and Strike system as a bridge to its autonomous strike fighter, according to service Secretary Ray Mabus.

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