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Mattis OKs Returning War Trophy 'Balangiga Bells' to Philippines
Church bells that allegedly signaled an attack on U.S. troops could be returned to the Philippines.
Army Secretary Wants to Boost Active-Duty End Strength Above 500,000
Adding more active-duty, Guard and Reserve soldiers is one of the Army's top priorities for 2020, Secretary Mark Esper said.
Navy Secretary: Cyber Officers May Be Allowed in at Higher Ranks
The Navy and Marine Corps need to attract the right "brain power" when it comes to cybersecurity professionals, Spencer said.
Air Force Takes First Steps to Buy New Light Attack Fleet
The U.S. Air Force has taken the initial steps to buy commercial, off-the-shelf aircraft for its light attack fleet.
How Effective Is the LCS Mine Detection Package? Navy, IG Disagree
The Pentagon's watchdog agency criticized the Navy's management of a new mine detection system for its littoral combat ships.
Air Force May One Day Deliver Cargo by Space Rocket: General
U.S. troops will someday deliver cargo to forward operating locations and other bases around the world via reusable rockets.
Trump's Border Wall Could Derail Funding for New Coast Guard Icebreaker
The Coast Guard's top officer said Wednesday that the U.S. can't afford to delay its presence in the Arctic.
Pentagon Says 'Space Force' Report Delayed
A report due to Congress this week on how the DoD hopes to craft a future "'Space Force" has been delayed, officials said.
Former SecAF: Airmen Will Get Lost in 'Space Force'
Deborah Lee James, the 23rd Air Force secretary, wants to create a combatant command for space, not a separate service.
Air Force Formalizes $3.9 Billion Air Force One Deal with Boeing
The U.S. Air Force last wawarded Boeing the latest in a series of contracts to deliver two Air Force One aircraft by 2024.
The Marines Are Harvesting JLTV Parts from Old Humvees
A harvesting effort is underway to salvage Humvee parts that can be fitted onto the JLTV.
Congress Fails to Fund Trump's 'Space Force' in Defense Budget Bill
A House-Senate conference committee working on the 2019 defense budget left out money to start building the Space Force.
Congress Moves Closer to Suspending Sales of F-35 to Turkey
The suspension of F-35 sales to Turkey has become more likely after both the House and Senate opposed the deal.
Cobham Gets Pentagon Contract to Develop Pilot Life Support System
Cobham, whose breathing sensor system has been helping monitor Navy pilots, has a contract to develop a new system.
Boeing Pitches 'F-15X' Fighter Concept to US Air Force: Report
There may be a new-old fighter jet on the horizon for the U.S. Air Force.
Navy's Fire Scout Drone Helo May Be Sold to Allied Militaries Soon
Northrop Grumman Corp. is looking to expand sales of its MQ-8C Fire Scout abroad.
Air Force Slowly Building Up in Eastern Europe: USAFE Commander
Building up airfields so U.S. aircraft can land safely on Europe's eastern front was not a project the Air Force predicted.
In Reversal, White House Trade Director to Skip Farnborough Airshow
Does this signal a change of U.S. objectives at world's largest gathering of aerospace and defense firms?
It's Official: Austin Is Home of New Army Futures Command
Top U.S. Army leaders on Friday announced that Austin, Texas, will be the location of its new Futures Command.
Why Trump Is Sending a Key Deal-Maker to Farnborough Airshow
The U.S. will send Peter Navarro, Trump's director of trade, industrial and export policy at the White House, to Farnborough.