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u.s. defense secretary orders review of f-35 joint strike fighter program


taming two of president donald trump’s pet peeves in one move, the pentagon has ordered military leaders to find ways to drive down the costs of both the maligned joint strike fighter and proposed replacement jetliners for the air force one program. announced friday but issued on thursday by new...






trump announces f-35 fighter deal


apparently ending an ongoing feud with lockheed martin, president donald trump told white house reporters on monday that the defense contractor will shave $600 million off the cost of the controversial f-35 lightning ii joint strike fighter program. "i appreciate lockheed martin for being so responsive,"...






trump spat triggers deeper discounts in fighter sales


president donald trump’s personal and often heated involvement in the controversial joint strike fighter program apparently triggered deeper price discounts than he even had boasted about days earlier. twin statements released friday from both the pentagon and defense contractor lockheed martin...






defense minister says serbia will get russian fighter jets


serbia's defense minister said sunday the country is getting a shipment of russian fighter jets, supplies that could worsen tensions with neighboring states.






defense minister says serbia will get russian fighter jets


serbia's defense minister says the country is getting a shipment of russian fighter jets, supplies that could worsen tensions with neighboring states.






mattis arrives in south korea to re ure nervous u.s. ally


america’s top defense official was expected to confront thorny policy issues in asia during his current, first official foreign trip, including north korea’s a ncing nuclear program and a planned missile defense system that has angered china. but a key goal for defense secretary james n. mattis,...






mattis arrives in south korea to re ure nervous u.s. ally


america’s top defense official was expected to confront thorny policy issues in asia — including north korea’s a ncing nuclear program and a planned missile defense system that has angered china — during his first official foreign trip. but a key goal for defense secretary james n. mattis, analysts...






moscow blasts us defense secretary for his comments


russian defense minister sergei shoigu has reacted angrily to comments of u.s. secretary of defense james mattis who on wednesday spoke of the need to negotiate with russia "from a position of strength.






pentagon chief warns that trump administration may reduce support for nato unles


defense secretary james n. mattis warned nato allies wednesday that european defenses are at risk due to low military budgets, and said the trump administration may scale back support for joint defense if other governments do not contribute more. the stark warning put the 28-member alliance on...






nigeria: self-defense fighter dies thwarting suicide attack


police say a member of a civilian self-defense force has died while intercepting a suicide bomber at a mosque in northeastern nigeria.






trump touts $600 million in f-35 savings, an amount similar to a cut that was al


president donald trump touted a $600-million cost reduction for the f-35 fighter jet program in remarks monday. but that amount appears to be similar to a previously planned price slash by the department of defense. trump took credit for the reduction, telling reporters that the cut applies to...






p pendleton marines training with japanese forces


in the wake of defense secretary james mattis declaring the united states’ commitment to defending japanese islands coveted by china, the marine corps and tokyo’s army kicked off joint amphibious warfare exercises in california on monday. conducted annually since 2006, this year’s iron fist training...






defense secretary to reassure nato allies nervous about trump's complaints


secretary of defense james n. mattis faces a stark challenge when he visits nato headquarters in brussels on wednesday: trying to clarify president trump’s conflicting comments on the role of the 28-nation military alliance in an era of global instability. days before he took office last month,...






court orders review of target security breach settlement


appeals court orders federal judge to take another look at the cl es in the proposed deal.






u.s. defense secretary jim mattis re ures japan, south korea


u.s. defense secretary jim mattis on friday re ured two key u.s. treaty allies, south korea and japan, that president donald trump, who has raised doubts about the value of such partnerships, is fully committed to defending them. "i want there to be no misunderstanding during the transition in...






pentagon chief says nato members must boost defense spending


u.s. defense secretary jim mattis on wednesday issued a sharp ultimatum to nato wednesday, telling allies they must start increasing defense spending by year's end or the trump administration will "moderate its commitment" to them.






trump signs orders to limit refugees, review military readiness


trump signs orders to limit refugees, review military readiness jan. 28, 2017, 2:18 p.m. this is our look at president trump's administration and the rest of washington: an unknown number of long-time u.s. residents are stuck overseas as a result of trump's order sweeping new restrictions on refugees...






trump signs orders to limit refugees, review military readiness


trump signs orders to limit refugees, review military readiness jan. 28, 2017, 10:18 a.m. this is our look at president trump's administration and the rest of washington: an unknown number of long-time u.s. residents are stuck overseas as a result of trump's order sweeping new restrictions on refugees...






trump signs orders to limit refugees, review military readiness


trump signs orders to limit refugees, review military readiness jan. 28, 2017, 1:22 p.m. this is our look at president trump's administration and the rest of washington: an unknown number of long-time u.s. residents are stuck overseas as a result of trump's order sweeping new restrictions on refugees...






trump orders review of dodd-frank financial regulations, suspends retirement adv


president trump took a first step toward relaxing financial regulations friday, ordering agencies to review two key obama-era measures that were designed to protect consumers and the nation’s financial system but have drawn the ire of wall street and republican lawmakers. in calling for a review...






mattis issues new ultimatum to nato allies on defense spending


defense secretary jim mattis issued an ultimatum wednesday to allies in the north atlantic treaty organization, warning that if they do not boost their defense spending to goals set by the alliance, the united states may alter its relationship with them.






philippines: us military can build barracks in local ps


manila, philippines (ap) — the philippine defense chief says president rodrigo duterte has given the go-ahead for u.s. military construction of barracks in designated local ps where american forces are allowed to temporarily station under a 2014 defense pact. defense secretary delfin lorenzana said tuesday that duterte told him the construction under the enhanced defense […]






4 reasons n. korea looms over us defense chief's asia trip


north korea will be casting a dark — and nuclear — shadow over u.s. defense secretary jim mattis' first foray abroad.






nato chief seeks bigger defense budgets ahead of us meeting


the nato chief urged allies on tuesday to step up their defense spending, a day ahead of the first meeting between new u.s. defense secretary jim mattis and his 27 nato counterparts in brussels.






china lashes out at remarks by u.s. defense secretary james mattis on the east c


the u.s. is putting regional stability in east asia at risk, a chinese spokesman said urday following remarks by president trump's defense secretary that a u.s. commitment to defend japanese territory applies to an island group that china claims. chinese foreign ministry spokesman lu kang on...






michael flynn’s security clearance suspended pending review


washington (ap) — the defense intelligence agency has suspended ousted national security adviser michael flynn’s security clearance pending a review, a defense official said wednesday. flynn, a former director of the agency who was dismissed from that post, was forced to resign this week after the white house said he misled vice president mike pence […]






trump let boeing ceo listen in on call to pentagon manager of fighter jet progra


before his inauguration, donald trump made two surprise calls to the air force general managing the pentagon’s largest weapons program, the lockheed martin corp. f-35 jet. listening in on one call was dennis muilenburg — the ceo of lockheed’s chief rival, boeing, sources said.






us defense sec'y. mattis re ures japanese on us support


u.s. defense secretary jim mattis re ured japanese leaders friday that president donald trump is fully committed to defending japan as a treaty partner.






defense secretary mattis: iran the ‘biggest state sponsor of terrorism’


us defense secretary james mattis has called iran the world’s biggest state sponsor of terrorism, hours after the trump administration announced fresh sanctions on the country following a recent missile test. “as far as iran goes, this is the single biggest state sponsor of terrorism in ...






new pentagon chief seeks to re ure nervous asian allies


by visiting japan and south korea on his first official overseas trip, defense secretary jim mattis is seeking to reinforce key alliances after president donald trump's paign-trail complaints that defense treaties disa ntaged the united states.






nato chief seeks bigger defense budgets ahead of us meeting


brussels (ap) — the nato chief urged allies on tuesday to step up their defense spending, a day ahead of the first meeting between new u.s. defense secretary jim mattis and his 27 nato counterparts in brussels. u.s. president donald trump suggested during his campaign that he might not defend allies who refuse to contribute […]






microsoft asks for exception program on trump immigration orders


microsoft corp on thursday said it proposed a program to u.s. president donald trump’s administration allowing people from seven predominantly muslim nations to enter and leave the united states on business or family emergency travel if they hold valid work or student visas and have not commit...






un chief: tanzanian to lead hammarskjold air crash review


united nations (ap) — secretary-general antonio guterres has appointed tanzania’s former chief justice to review potential new information, including from south africa, on the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed u.n. secretary-general dag hammarskjold. u.n. deputy spokesman farhan haq said friday that mohamed chande othman, who recently retired as tanzania’s top judge, would lead the […]






defense chief mattis ordering new pentagon spending plans


defense secretary jim mattis is ordering a series of new spending plans designed to fulfill president donald trump's promise to expand and upgrade the u.s. military.






us defense chief mattis re ures japan, south korea


u.s. defense secretary jim mattis on friday re ured two key u.s. treaty allies, south korea and japan, that president donald trump, who has raised doubts about the value of such partnerships, is fully committed to defending them.






philippines: us military can build barracks in local ps


philippine president rodrigo duterte has given the go-ahead for the u.s. military to build barracks and fuel depots in designated local ps where american forces are allowed to temporarily station under a 2014 defense pact, defense secretary delfin lorenzana said tuesday.






britain's may visits turkey, reaches fighter jet deal


turkey and britain signed a deal to jointly build fighter jets during prime minister theresa may's visit to ankara on urday, even as the british leader called on turkey's government to uphold democracy and abide by human rights standards.






ufc fighter cris 'cyborg' justino is a big draw, but is facing a possible drug s


the ufc created a special event in new york on  urday night just for cris “cyborg” justino. instead of being celebrated and favored to be fitted for a new gold title band around her waist, however, brazil’s powerful and vicious fighter is expected to be back near her southland training home when...






trump’s defense chief mattis: ‘very little doubt’ that russia interferes with el


u.s. president donald trump’s defense secretary on thursday said he did not see the conditions for military collaboration with russia, in a blow to moscow’s hopes for repairing ties with the united states following trump’s election. “we are not in a position right now to coll...






lockheed wins pared back f-35 fighter contract after trump’s scolding


the $8.2 billion contract saves the pentagon about $728 million. the contract was negotiated for more than a year, and defense department officials were already working toward the cost reduction before trump tweeted his dis isfaction.






holm tries to avoid one-hit wonder status at ufc 208


new york (ap) — holly holm is already the answer to a trivia question as the first fighter to dominate and defeat ronda rousey. her leap from obscurity to instant celebrity landed her on daytime talk shows and chatting with late-night hosts and made her — oh so briefly — the most talked about fighter […]






ufc president dana white on ronda rousey's future as a fighter: 'i think she's p


not much has been heard from former ufc champion ronda rousey since she lost to amanda nunes in december. but ufc president dana white has talked to her recently, and he said tuesday that the star fighter is in good spirits after her second straight loss following a 12-0 start to her mma career....






us defense sec’y. mattis re ures japanese on us support


tokyo (ap) — u.s. defense secretary jim mattis is re uring japanese leaders that president donald trump is fully committed to defending japan as a treaty partner. trump himself raised doubts about the value of the alliance by saying during his presidential paign that the security partnership is a bad deal for the u.s. mattis was […]






us defense sec’y. mattis re ures japanese on us support


tokyo (ap) — u.s. defense secretary jim mattis re ured japanese leaders friday that president donald trump is fully committed to defending japan as a treaty partner. trump himself raised doubts about the value of the alliance by saying during his presidential paign that the security partnership is a bad deal for the u.s. mattis was […]






trump orders review of dodd-frank financial regulations, suspends retirement adv


president trump took aim at financial regulations friday, ordering a review of the dodd-frank wall street reform law and suspending a conflict-of-interest rule for retirement advisors before it goes into effect this spring. in doing so, trump targeted major initiatives of the obama administration...