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Biden accuses Trump’s defence department and budget office of ‘obstruction’ and demands national security briefings for his transition team

President-elect Joe Biden on Monday said that his transition team is facing ongoing roadblocks from President Trump’s political leadership at the Pentagon and Office of Management and Budget. “Right now, we just aren’t getting all the information we need from the outgoing administration in key national security areas,” Biden said. […]
Biden accuses Trump’s defence department and budget office of ‘obstruction’ and demands national security briefings for his transition team
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‘Childish’ and ‘reckless’: Lawmakers sound the alarm after Trump fires his defence secretary weeks before a presidential transition

Defence Secretary Mark Esper was “terminated” from his position, bringing lawmakers who serve on the Armed Services Committees and those with prior military service sound the alarm on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers who were previously critical of Esper’s policies were taken aback. Democratic Rep. Adam Smith of Washington, the chairman of […]
‘Childish’ and ‘reckless’: Lawmakers sound the alarm after Trump fires his defence secretary weeks before a presidential transition
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The coronavirus pandemic could leave ‘a profound economic impact’ on the Pentagon

The coronavirus and related economic slowdown is affecting the defence industry, disrupting work by major firms and smaller suppliers alike. In the longer-term, however, a nationwide economic contraction caused by the pandemic could mean more dramatic budget cuts for which the Pentagon isn’t prepared. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
The coronavirus pandemic could leave ‘a profound economic impact’ on the Pentagon
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Trump abruptly ousts the Pentagon’s acting watchdog, who was tasked with overseeing the implementation of the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package

President Donald Trump abruptly ousted Glenn Fine, the acting inspector general (IG) at the Department of Defence, on Tuesday,Inside Defence reported. A panel of inspectors general had also tapped Fine to chair the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee, which will oversee the implementation of a $US2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package. But […]
Trump abruptly ousts the Pentagon’s acting watchdog, who was tasked with overseeing the implementation of the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package
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US military asks troops to stop smashing the ‘REPLY TO ALL’ button on emails, bans YouTube and Netflix because of bandwidth strain during coronavirus

The US Navy and Marine Corps’ computer network, the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI), is experiencing an “increase in users who are teleworking/social distancing” and it’s putting a strain on the military’s IT. Navy officials offered guidance on reducing bandwidth loads, including limiting file attachments in emails, and to “Limit […]
US military asks troops to stop smashing the ‘REPLY TO ALL’ button on emails, bans YouTube and Netflix because of bandwidth strain during coronavirus
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A Pentagon linguist is accused of giving up the names of US spies to her crush with ties to Iran’s Hezbollah militant group

The Justice Department charged 61-year-old Mariam Taha Thompson, a Pentagon linguist, with espionage on Wednesday. Thompson is accused of transmitting highly classified national-defence information, including information about confidential sources, to a foreign national who is suspected of having ties to the militant organisation Hezbollah. An affidavit attached to the criminal […]
A Pentagon linguist is accused of giving up the names of US spies to her crush with ties to Iran’s Hezbollah militant group