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The Military Industrial Complex
October 31, 2014
How spending more on the military could make it weaker
Washington DC (UPI) Oct 26, 2014
To hear the anguished cries of critics of the Obama administration's defense plans, one would think the nation is disarming. We are told that at a projected end strength of 450,000 active duty Army personnel, ground forces will be headed to pre-World War II levels. The Navy, with some 290 ships or less, will be down to the size of the pre-World War I fleet. Is the sky falling? Unfortunately, the first complaint is misleading. And the second dismisses the fighting power of today's Navy. W ... read more

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US-led air war a boon for defense contractors
The US-led air campaign in Iraq and Syria is proving a boon to weapons makers, sending their share prices soaring and bolstering political support for higher defense spending. ... more
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Four countries request U.S. Foreign Military Sales deals
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BAE Systems cuts 440 jobs mostly in Britain
British defence group BAE Systems announced Thursday that it has decided to cut 440 managerial jobs at its military aircraft division in a new efficiency drive. ... more
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German push onto world stage hit by defence failures
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Poland, Pakistan, Lebanon seek U.S. military hardware
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Netherlands ups defence spending in wake of downed MH17
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Airbus to restructure defence division, sell off units
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'All bases covered' in coalition bid to crush IS
"All bases are covered" in a US-led multinational coalition against the Islamic State, John Kerry said, as Washington rallies diplomatic and public support to smash the jihadists. ... more
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Israeli arms sale to Ukraine blocked: report
A proposed sale of Israeli weapons including drones to Ukraine has been blocked for fear of antagonising Russia, Channel Two television reported on Monday. ... more
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US second lady attends London Games for injured troops
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USTRANSCOM taps MCR Federal for financial support services
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India says no to new deals with Finmeccanica
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British arbitration tribunal backs up Raytheon
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German coalition bickers over arms exports
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Putin vows to boost arms sales to Egypt's Sisi
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday promised Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to speed up the delivery of billions of dollars in arms and invited Cairo to forge free trade ties with a Moscow-led customs bloc. ... more
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Denel to buy BAE Systems company in South Africa
A BAE Systems company in South Africa that produces military vehicles is to be sold to the country's Denel Group. ... more
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"Red tape" should not mar India-US defense cooperation: Hagel
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Rheinmetall cuts targets after veto on Russian contract
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In-service support sector for military platforms to grow
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Lebanon army urges France to speed up weapons delivery
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Big win from Army for small Michigan business
Bradley Fighting Vehicles of the U.S. Army are to receive mobility restoration upgrades from Loc Performance Products Inc. ... more
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Military selects Liquidity Services for continued sale of surplus
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IronPlanet to sell surplus U.S. military heavy equipment
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Russian company drawing up security ideas for Latin America
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