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October 27, 2010 | Daily News

Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) today advocated scaling back the size of the Army and the Marine Corps while increasing the size of the Navy.

Webb, who sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee, told defense reporters that current ground force levels are too high now that the United States is drawing down from the wars in the Middle East. “Do we really need this size of our ground forces if we are going to properly reshape our missions in Iraq and Afghanistan?” he asked. “I think you can cut back.”

September 23, 2010 | Daily News

Britain's defense ministry is wading into the domestic political battle over the fate of the F-35 alternate engine, challenging the wisdom of the Obama administration's bid to kill the F136 engine program despite widespread support in Congress.

The United Kingdom has invested $2 billion in the Joint Strike Fighter's development and is the first foreign partner to commit to purchasing the aircraft.

August 17, 2010 | Daily News

The Army has sent Congress a new acquisition strategy for its massive fleet of tactical wheeled vehicles, advocating a "buy less, more often" approach and detailing its plans to "achieve the right mix of variants while modernizing to a 'scalable armor' fleet."

The 34-page report, dated June but only sent to Congress this week, states plainly that funding is a major factor in the Army's plans to buy less more often.

August 16, 2010 | Daily News

While China's economic progress has enhanced the country's international standing and its military's ability to shift focus from border protection to power projection and a blue-water navy, great uncertainties about the country's long-term aspirations remain, according to a Defense Department report released today.

July 27, 2010 | Daily News

Del. Madeleine Bordallo (D-Guam) doesn't believe the Navy will be able to secure the land it wants to relocate Marines from Okinawa to Guam, she said today during a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Japan.

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