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Biden will struggle to cut defense spending despite pressure

26 Nov 2020

WASHINGTON President-elect Joe Biden will come under immense pressure from progressives in the Democratic party to cut the defense budget once he takes office in January.

Biden will struggle to cut defense spending despite pressure

25 Nov 2020

WASHINGTON, Nov 25 President-elect Joe Biden will come under immense pressure from progressives in the Democratic party to cut the defense budget once he takes office in January.

Trump administration to add four more Chinese firms to Pentagon blacklist - sources

21 Nov 2020

WASHINGTON Washington is poised to designate four more Chinese companies as backed by the Chinese military, sources said, curbing their access to U.S. investors as the Trump administration seeks to cement its hawkish China legacy in its waning days.

Trump administration to add 4 more Chinese firms to Pentagon blacklist -sources

21 Nov 2020

WASHINGTON, Nov 20 Washington is poised to designate four more Chinese companies as backed by the Chinese military, sources said, curbing their access to U.S. investors as the Trump administration seeks to cement its hawkish China legacy in its waning days.

U.S. senators seek to stop Trump's $23 billion in arms sales to UAE

19 Nov 2020

WASHINGTON Three U.S. senators said on Wednesday they would introduce legislation seeking to halt the Trump administration's effort to sell more than $23 billion of drones and other weapons systems to the United Arab Emirates, setting up a showdown with the president just weeks before he is due to leave office.

Pentagon fails audit yet again, could pass around 2027, comptroller says

17 Nov 2020

WASHINGTON The Pentagon failed its comprehensive audit in fiscal 2020, the third year it has failed since the first audit was conducted in 2018, reflecting system and accounting problems across its vast bureaucracy that could persist until 2027, the department's comptroller said on Monday.

Trump administration advances $10 billion defense sale to UAE, source says

07 Nov 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department sent Congress an informal notification of plans to sell $10 billion of defense equipment, including precision-guided munitions, non-precision bombs and missiles to the United Arab Emirates, a U.S. congressional aide said on Friday.

Trump administration advances $10 billion defense sale to UAE -source

07 Nov 2020

WASHINGTON, Nov 6 The U.S. State Department sent Congress an informal notification of plans to sell $10 billion of defense equipment, including precision-guided munitions, non-precision bombs and missiles to the United Arab Emirates, a U.S. congressional aide said on Friday.

Exclusive: Trump administration advances $2.9 billion drone sale to UAE - sources

06 Nov 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department gave Congress notification it plans to sell 18 sophisticated armed MQ-9B aerial drones to the United Arab Emirates in a deal worth as much as $2.9 billion, people briefed on the notification said.

UPDATE 1-General Dynamics awarded Columbia class submarine construction contract -Pentagon

06 Nov 2020

WASHINGTON, Nov 5 General Dynamics Corp was awarded a $9.47 billion contract for the construction of Columbia class submarines, moving the U.S. Navy's top procurement priority out of the early-construction phase, the Pentagon said on Thursday.

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