Commentary: Reject Navy's Budget Gimmick

By William D. Hartung and Erica Fein [] - Congressional defense appropriators and authorizers are engaged in an oversight food fight over the Ohio-class replacement program to acquire the next-generation ballistic missile submarine. Who wins has implications for Congress' ability to insist on fiscal discipline at the Pentagon and for the future of nuclear modernization budgeting.

US Lifts Hold On Military Aid To Bahrain

Agence France-Presse [DefenseNews,com] - June 29, 2015 - WASHINGTON — The United States said Monday it was resuming security aid to Bahrain's military forces, citing "meaningful progress" on human rights four years after the kingdom's deadly crackdown on anti-government protesters. The administration has decided to lift the holds on security assistance to the Bahrain Defense Force and...

South Korea Selects Airbus for $1.33B Tanker Contract

(Photo: Pascal Pavani/AFP)By Aaron Mehta and Agence France-Presse [DefenseNews.Com], June 30, 2015 - SEOUL and WASHINGTON — European aerospace giant Airbus won a $1.33 billion deal Tuesday to supply air refueling tankers to South Korea, beating US rival Boeing, Seoul's military procurement agency said. Under the 1.488 trillion won deal, Airbus Defence and Space will supply four A330 MRTT aircraft

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