“Trillion-dollar nuclear arms plan sets up budget brawl”


POLITICO

“A government report predicting it will cost $1.2 trillion to upgrade the U.S. nuclear arsenal is raising alarms that the Pentagon severely underestimated what it will take to replace its current weapons — and sparked calls Tuesday for the Trump administration to reevaluate a modernization plan first proposed by former President Barack Obama.

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated it will cost at least $1.2 trillion between 2017 and 2046 to introduce the mix of nuclear-armed submarines, bombers and missiles that are now under construction. That’s a higher price tag than some previous estimates had offered.” MORE

“Pentagon chief to Trump: Don’t expect Russian thaw”


POLITICO

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“Senate set for showdown over women in the draft”


THE HILL

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“Eric Fanning, first openly gay Army secretary, confirmed by U.S. Senate”


MSNBC

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“Obama Heeds Pentagon Concerns and Bans Atlantic Oil Drilling”


POLITICUS USA

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“North Korea launches ballistic missiles”


CNN

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“North Korea claims to have nuclear warheads that can fit on missiles”


CNN

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“The Pentagon is out of ideas: America’s ISIS strategy is doomed from the start”


SALON

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“Pentagon awards Northrop Grumman stealth bomber contract”


CNN

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CNN BREAKING NEWS . . .


The Pentagon may announce as soon as Tuesday a plan to lift the ban within the next six months on transgender people openly serving in the U.S. military, a defense official says.

The official said the White House has been pressing the Pentagon to move ahead with ending the ban, following a recent Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage.

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