Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor on the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program on April, 9 2014. A copy of the speech, as prepared, was provided to USNI News. Read More
The Pentagon’s delay in deciding whether to scrap or refuel nuclear aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73) will add almost a year of delay in refueling if the Department of Defense decides to keep the carrier, officials with Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) told reporters in a briefing on Tuesday. Read More
The head of the U.S. Navy decided to cut an unfunded request to Congress to start purchasing long lead items for the refueling and overhaul of USS George Washington (CVN-73) to better align with budget planning over the next five years, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert wrote in a March, 31 letter addressed to Congress and obtained by USNI News.
The following is the Pentagon’s April, 1 2015 Fiscal Year 2015 unfunded priorities list delivered to Congress as an addendum to the FY 2015 budget submission. Read More
The headline and post have been updated to reflect comments from the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
A $796 million line item that would go toward the refueling and overhaul of USS George Washington (CVN-73) was removed from the Navy’s unfunded requirements list, several sources confirmed to USNI News.
The following is a list of U.S. Navy flag officer announcements from the Pentagon, released this afternoon. The bulk of the list is comprised of Navy captains who are nominated for the rank of Rear Admiral. Read More
James Schlesinger was at once a lifelong Washington creature and a man who rose above politics, achieving the heights of power in both Republican and Democratic administrations. Read More
NATO has selected former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg as its next secretary general. Read More
James Schlesinger — the former head of the Pentagon, the CIA and the first Secretary of Energy — died on Thursday. Read More
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has appointed Rear Adm. Margaret “Peg” Klein to become his senior advisor for military professionalism. Read More