Government Shutdown Averted For Now

Congress late Wednesday afternoon approved a short-term spending bill to avoid a government shutdown, pushing to December the deadline to pass a budget. The Senate approved the bill, which funds the government at the same level as last year, by...

McCain: Airstrikes Show Russia Propping Up Assad

The Russian airstrikes in Syria appear to show Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “true intentions” in that country—to prop up Syrian President Bashar al Assad and maintain a strong foothold in the Middle East, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said on the...

Acquisition Changes Could Impact LRS-B

The Long-Range Strike Bomber could be one of the first programs subject to a National Defense Authorization Act provision, which gives more acquisition responsibility to service chiefs and secretaries, Senate and House Armed Service Committee aides said. The proposed National...

NDAA Sets Aircraft Minimums

The proposed defense authorization bill would require the Air Force to have a minimum of 1,900 total and 1,100 combat-coded aircraft, and it would prevent plans to retire the A-10 and restrict the retirement of the EC-130H Compass Call, KC-10...

Obama Convenes Anti ISIL Summit in New York

President Obama convened a summit with representatives from more than 100 countries in New York on Sept. 29 to emphasize the formation of a “global movement that is united by the mission of degrading and ultimately destroying ISIL,” he said...

Skepticism on Cyber Deal

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Tuesday that while “hope springs eternal,” he is not optimistic that the recent agreement President Obama made with Chinese President Xi will stop Chinese cyber attacks. Speaking at a Senate Armed Services Committee...