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Marine Corps General Stumps for Coast Guard Cutters

The head of U.S. Southern Command said the vessels are needed to intercept the flow of cocaine and other illegal drugs from South America.

South America and Latin America to stem the flow of cocaine and other illegal drugs into the U.S.,






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Marines to Get Fewer Assault Ships

The Corps needs 38 amphibious assault ships for crisis-response missions around the world but the sea service will likely have to settle for 33.


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ULA Blames SpaceX for Rocket Engine Spat

While the Lockheed-Boeing joint venture said it wasn’t aware of any restrictions on sales of the RD-180, it put fault for the fiasco squarely on SpaceX.


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China’s Top Commander Tours San Diego

The visit comes a month before the start of the annual Rim of the Pacific naval exercises off Hawaii, in which China plans to participate for the first time.



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Pentagon Announces $2 Billion in Arms Sales

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency recently issued six notifications with a combined value of $1.71 billion for weapons and equipment, from F/A-18 fighter jet upgrades to anti-tank missiles for Saudi Arabia.


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Iraq May Buy $2.4 Billion Air Defense System

The U.S. since 2005 has offered Iraq some $35 billion in weapons and services, though only about $8 billion of that involves deals that have been approved by the U.S. government.