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Army Selects Sig As New Handgun

From Military.com:

Sig Sauer beat out Glock Inc., FN America and Beretta USA, the maker of the current M9 service pistol, to win the MHS contract that’s worth up to $580 million.

“The Army determined that this MHS (full size handgun, compact handgun, ammunition, and ancillary components) was the best value in terms of its performance capability, the terms and conditions of the vendor’s proposal, and price,” according to the release.

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DoD: Founding Fathers Were Terrorists and Your Ideas About Liberty Are “Extreme”

From Judicial Watch:

Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained educational materials from the Department of Defense (DOD) depicting conservative organizations as “hate groups” and advising students to be aware that “many extremists will talk of individual liberties, states’ rights, and how to make the world a better place.” The documents repeatedly cite the leftwing Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as a resource for identifying “hate groups.”

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DoD Instruction 3025.21 Defense Support of Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies

DOD has issued a statement on when the military may act in concert with law enforcement.

Full text here.

 

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Is The Government Destroying Used Brass?

From Examiner.com:

The controversy over destruction of brass under the Obama administration’s DoD was reported in this column in March, 2009, including, unsurprisingly, the observation that “Authorized Journalist” media was once again either oblivious or uninterested.

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New Spy Program at Pentagon

The Pentagon is taking some of its personnel from the Defense Intelligence Agency and creating a new department that will be known as the Defense Clandestine Service.

From MilitaryTimes.com:

The new service is intended to curb personnel losses, making clandestine work part of the Pentagon’s professional career track and rewarding those who prove successful at operating covertly overseas with further tours and promotions, like their CIA colleagues.

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New Defense Strategy Includes Big Cuts

From Military Times:

President Barack Obama joined Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and senior military and civilian leaders at the Pentagon on Thursday to introduce the strategy, which emphasizes a shift in focus from Iraq and Afghanistan to the Asia-Pacific region.

The strategy document also states that the U.S. will have to rely on a smaller military force.

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Panetta assails plan for U.S. military cuts

From: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Wednesday sharpened his rhetoric against a measure that could force across-the-board cuts of nearly $1 trillion to U.S. defense spending, calling it a “goofy meat-axed approach.”

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Aircraft worker sentenced to federal prison for selling defective bolts to military

Sikorsky CH-53E re-fueling

“SAN DIEGO — A judge has sentenced a San Diego County aircraft worker to two years in federal prison for selling the military defective bolts for its helicopters.

U.S. Attorney Laura E. Duffy says 57-year-old Joel H. Potter pleaded guilty and admitted he put troops at risk. He was sentenced Monday.

Duffy says the U.S. Department of Defense discovered the problem after a bolt’s head broke off as it was being installed on a Sikorsky CH-53E helicopter, prompting a worldwide alert to the Navy and Marine Corps.”

http://www.newsvine.com/_news/2010/06/28/4577889-calif-man-gets-prison-for-defective-military-bolts

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New Bomber Back From The Dead

The Defense Department has decided to resurrect a program for designing a new long range bomber. Could this be in response to the fact that Russia just unveiled their new stealth fighter?

In a press conference yesterday, Gates said the newly unveiled Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) renewed emphasis on the military’s need to counter “disruptive, high-tech capabilities” developed by future adversaries.

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