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Taiwan unveils Army restructure aimed at decentralizing military

MELBOURNE, Australia — Taiwan will reorganize its Army’s command structure to emphasize joint operations between its services and give regional commanders more operational flexibility in the event of a conflict, the country’s defense minister told lawmakers. The reorganization will see the various corps and defense commands of the Taiwanese Army renamed as distinct “combat theater…
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Can the Army protect essential but ‘unloved’ programs in future budgets?

WASHINGTON — Army leaders are growing concerned the service won’t be able to continue to protect its priority programs and key enabling capabilities in the upcoming budget, especially as military officials and national security observers expect the Army’s overall budget could shrink in fiscal 2022. Some programs considered critical to the future are already “on the edge of…
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US Army’s Precision Strike Missile breaks range record

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army’s Precision Strike Missile ranged 400 kilometers — roughly 250 miles — in a test shot at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, on May 12, Lockheed Martin announced. The test marks the farthest the PrSM has flown so far, which is roughly the distance between New York City and Rochester, New York. “We had impressive performance flying more than 400…
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Air Force once again asks Congress to let it mothball oldest RQ-4 Global Hawk drones

WASHINGTON — The Air Force will continue pushing for the retirement of its oldest Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawks, the service’s top officials said Friday, potentially setting up another fight with Congress about the future of the embattled surveillance drone. “The Air Force will continue to pursue the [fiscal 2021 National Defense Authorization Act] RQ-4 Block 30 divestment waiver in…
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