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French Mistral Ships Unlikely to End Up in US Ports - Defense Minister

The United States has not given any indication they would purchase the Mistral warships from France, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in a speech to the US German Marshall Fund.

Veterans Hotline Tries to Survive Without Pentagon Funds

The Defense Department is consolidating some of the small counseling programs created to stem a rise in suicides during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Veteran Hotline Tries to Survive Without Pentagon Funds

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The Defense Department is consolidating some of the small counseling programs created to stem a rise in suicides during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In Defense of the Transportation Package

Early yesterday morning both houses of the legislature passed a transportation package that among many things included the full $15 billion in funding authority Sound Transit requested. While I agree with many of the complaints with the package, overall I think it is a win for the region. Sound Transit wanted $15 billion in authority, Sound Transit got […]

US Must Fund Urgent $270Bln Nuclear Weapons Upgrade Plan

The United States has to spend $18 billion a year for 15 years to modernize its entire nuclear deterrent force or risk losing it entirely, US Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work told the House of Representatives House Armed Services […]

Getting Graphic at ALA | ALA Annual 2015

The American Library Association’s annual conference produced a crop of comics news, beginning with the Comic Book Club Handbook, a new resource produced by Comic Book Legal Defense Fund in collaboration with Comic-Con International, with the assistance of Erwin Magbanua of the San Diego Public Library and illustrated by cartoonist Rick Geary.

Charleston Then

What I remember most about Charleston in 1963: the August heat that no courtroom fan could defeat and my NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) colleague Connie Motley, a woman I once described as " solid as an oak tree...who suffered little nonsense" from segregationists. Show More Summary

US Must Fund Urgent $270Bln Nuclear Weapons Upgrade Plan – DoD Official

According to US Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work, the US necessary modernization of the US nuclear deterrent force will cost $18 billion a year from 2021 through 2035.

Roof Despair Fund

last weekHumor / odd : Snopes

Rumor: A group has raised $4 million for Dylann Roof's defense.

US Federal Cyber Defense Project Doomed by Lack of Funding - Official

The US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) cannot afford a $93 million IT upgrade to prevent future cybersecurity breaches, OPM Assistant Inspector General for Audit Mike Esser told a Senate Financial Services and General Government hearing on Tuesday.

US Decision on Lethal Weapons for Kiev Undermines Minsk Accords - Lawmaker

On Thursday, the US Congress passed the $612 billion National Defense Authorization Act to fund the US armed forces. According to the document, the Pentagon in coordination with the US State Department can spend up to $300 million on training, military equipment and logistics support for the Ukrainian military.

US Senate Passes $612Bln 2016 Defense Funding Bill by Veto-Proof Majority

The US Senate has passed the $612 billion National Defense Authorization Act to fund the US armed forces through 2016.

A Crowdfunded UAV Is Helping Ukraine’s Bootstrapped Army

Crowdfunding campaigns can raise money for some pretty wacky projects, such as asteroid defense or images of brains on LSD. But rarely do you hear of campaigns raising funds for military equipment. Enter the People’s Project, a volunteer-led...Show More Summary

R.I.P. New Normal. Get Ready For The Expansion Says Money Master David Eiswert. Buy These Two Stocks

Why star mutual fund manager David Eiswert of T. Rowe Price Global Stock Fund thinks defensive portfolio positioning is a mistake.

Defense Grid dev halts its Early Access sandbox game Windborne

Defense Grid developer Hidden Path Entertainment, who also co-developed Counter-Strike: GO, has shut down its Early Access sandbox game Windborne today. "We have attempted to secure the needed funding to finish the game in various avenues...Show More Summary

The Future Fund prepares for when the music stops

The $117 billion fund is making its portfolio as robust as possible ahead of a potential market downturn, but also warns against becoming too defensive.

Why Would the President Threaten to Veto Much-Needed Additional Defense Funds?

A showdown is looming in Washington over the National Defense Authorization bill and the Appropriations bill for the Department of Defense. At stake is whether the Congress is able to make any progress this year on repairing the damage...Show More Summary

Congresspersons Secure Extra Funding for US-Israel Missile Defense Systems

An amendment to the 2016 National Defense Appropriations Act would boost funding for US-Israel missile defense programs, a press release from Congressman Peter Roskam’s office said on Friday.

Cargill, Monsanto, P&G to Develop Sustainability Metrics for Farmers

Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture along with its 75 members — including Cargill, Coca-Cola, Environmental Defense Fund and Monsanto — pledged to develop the next generation of farm-level sustainability metrics during a roundtable session at the White House. Show More Summary

Obama Must Restore Voting Rights Act Section 5 to End Voter Suppression

The US government must reinstitute the fifth section of the Voting Rights Act to end widespread voter suppression, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) Democracy Program Director Jerry Vattamala told Sputnik on Thursday.

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