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Pentagon Correspondent — Bloomberg News
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I came to Washington in March 1977 as an intern for investigative columnist Jack Anderson and stayed. Started covering defense for Bloomberg in late 1997.

U.S. Keeps Striking Tikrit as Pentagon Predicts Extended Fight — (Bloomberg) -- U.S.-led airstrikes against Islamic State forces in Tikrit continued on Friday, as a Pentagon spokesman predicted an extended battle before Iraqi forces can retake the town. "No one should expect this to be an overnight thing," Army Colonel Steve Warren, the spokesman, told reporters at the Pentagon.

SpaceX’s Fight With U.S. Air Force Called a Clash of Perceptions — (Bloomberg) -- Billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX and the U.S. Air Force suffered from a "stark disconnect in perceptions" over the company's efforts to win approval to compete for military satellite launches, according to an independent review.

Navy Jets With Extra Fuel Can’t Be Launched Off New U.S. Carrier — (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Navy's top warplanes can't be launched off its newest aircraft carrier if they're carrying fuel tanks needed to extend their flight range because the ship's high-tech catapults cause too much wear. Military weapons testers view this as a deficiency that would "preclude the Navy from conducting normal operations" on the USS Gerald R.

Pentagon Extends F-35 Software Testing to Fix Flaws — (Bloomberg) -- The Pentagon has extended testing to debug software flaws that need to be fixed before the first F-35 jets from Lockheed Martin Corp. can be ready for combat. The Marine Corps wants to declare its version of the F-35, the costliest U.S. weapons system, ready for limited combat as soon as July.

U.S. Flies B-52s Over Korea in Show of Power Against North — March 19 (Bloomberg) -- South Korea said a B-52 bomber will fly over the Korean peninsula today for the second time this month as part of the U.S. effort to send a signal to North Korea after it threatened preemptive nuclear strikes. "Just having the B-52 near the Korean peninsula and pass through means that the U.S.

Lockheed F-35 Program Costs Decline $7.5 Billion, Pentagon Says — (Bloomberg) -- Projected costs for Lockheed Martin Corp.'s F-35 fighter have dipped $7.5 billion, or 1.9 percent, in the last year, primarily because of revised inflation estimates and reduced labor costs, the Pentagon said Thursday. Projected development and acquisition costs for the F-35 declined to $391.1 billion for a planned fleet of 2,443 planes from $398.6 billion previously, according to the Defense Department.

Boeing KC-46 Tanker Suppliers Behind on Deliveries, GAO Finds — (Bloomberg) -- Boeing Co.'s suppliers on its $51 billion KC-46 tanker program have fallen behind in designing and manufacturing the aircraft's aerial refueling systems, according to congressional auditors. Subcontractors are having difficulty making the boom used to connect to another aircraft for midair refueling, the U.S.

U.S. Plans Satellite-Launch Contest as Russian Engines Dropped — (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Air Force has crafted a strategy for military satellite launches that would end its dependence on Russian-built engines and culminate in a competition for as many as 28 missions, the service's purchasing chief said.

Navy Spending U.S. War Funds to Repair Sub Propellers Questioned — (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Navy has been spending funds that are supposed to be dedicated to war-fighting to repair and overhaul submarine propellers since 2010.

Mobile North Korean Missile Called a Challenge for U.S. Defenses — (Bloomberg) -- North Korea's new road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile will complicate the ability of U.S. defense systems "to provide warning and defend against an attack," according to the commander responsible for homeland defense. Admiral William Gortney, the head of the U.S.
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Mar 31, 2015

DoD candidly, wisely kept in Syracuse transcript today SECDEF Carter gaff on Iran nuke talks: ``no deal is better than a good deal (sic)''

Mar 31, 2015

@BGOV reports U.S. Sees F-35 Jet Spending Surpassing $10b/Yr in FY17 - Bloomberg Government…

Mar 30, 2015

SECDEF Carter's 1st interview likely to set new standard for `hard-hitting'- tomorrow on NBC's @TODAYshow w S Guthrie. Can he take the heat?

Mar 27, 2015

McCain Is ‘Closely Tracking’ Ford Aircraft Carrier Launch Glitch - Bloomberg Government…

Mar 26, 2015

Navy jets with extra fuel can't be launched off new carrier

Mar 26, 2015

Just broke this: SpaceX’s Fight With U.S. Air Force Called a Clash of Perceptions via @business

Mar 26, 2015

Navy Jets With Extra Fuel Can’t Be Launched Off New U.S. Carrier via @bpolitics

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