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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.

Aircraft Carrier $370 Million Over Cost Cap by Pentagon Estimate — The second aircraft carrier in the Navy's new Gerald R. Ford class is now estimated to exceed a cap imposed by Congress by at least $370 million, according to the Pentagon's independent cost office. The working estimate for the USS John F.

Islamic State Leader Killed in Syria Raid by U.S. Forces — President Barack Obama's order for U.S. commandos to target an Islamic State commander in Syria, part of an evolving strategy to disrupt the militant group, would do little to lessen the threat, Republican lawmakers said Sunday. Even as they praised the successful raid, which killed one of Islamic State's top financiers and resulted in no U.S.

More Russian Engines for Launches Sought by Carter, Clapper — U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and intelligence chief James Clapper are asking lawmakers to clarify restrictions on using Russian-made rocket engines to power American military space missions.

North Korea Didn’t Launch Submarine Missile, U.S. Officials Say — North Korea didn't launch a ballistic missile from a submarine, contrary to its government proclamations and news reports, according to two U.S. officials. Instead, the U.S. intelligence assessment is that the secretive communist country may have tested the compressed-gas ejection system that's needed to begin launching a missile from a submerged vessel, according to the officials, who asked not to be identified discussing the internal appraisal.

Pentagon Credit Cards Used at Adult Clubs — Defense Department credit cards were used to charge personal expenses at casinos and "adult entertainment establishments" including a Larry Flynt's Hustler Club and the Sapphire Gentlemen's Club in Las Vegas, according to the Pentagon's inspector general.

China Advances Threaten Erosion of U.S. Advantage, Pentagon Says — China's rapid military modernization "has the potential to reduce core U.S. military technological advantages," the Pentagon said in its annual report on that nation's military strategy. China is "investing in capabilities designed to defeat adversary power projection and counter third-party -- including U.S. -- intervention during a crisis or conflict," according to the report released Friday.

Raytheon Loses U.S. Fees as GPS Resistant to Cyberattack Delayed — Raytheon Co. has lost $42 million in U.S. fees because of delays in delivering a network of ground stations for new Global Positioning System satellites designed to be more secure from hacking and jamming.

State Department Seeks to Allow Export of More Night-Vision Gear — The State Department wants to loosen restrictions on sales of sensitive night-vision technologies for commercial uses, the latest chapter in the Obama administration's attempt to revamp export regulations. The proposed rule is being released Tuesday for a 60-day industry comment period.

CIA Official Refused Role in Powell’s Iraq Speech, Morell Writes — The CIA's top analyst recused herself from clearing the intelligence used in then-Secretary of State Colin Powell's 2003 speech to the United Nations describing Iraq's alleged arsenal of biological and chemical weapons, according to a new book by the spy agency's former acting director.

U.S. Navy Has Accompanied Four Ships Since Iran Seized a Vessel — The U.S. Navy has accompanied four American-flagged vessels through the Strait of Hormuz so far in response to Iran's seizure of a cargo ship flying the flag of the Marshall Islands, a former trust territory for which the U.S. has some security and defense responsibilities. "All four ships were Military Sealift Command or U.S.
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May 22, 2015

DoD today says as of May 7 ISIL ops have cost $2.44b, or $8.9m daily on average since Aug.

May 22, 2015

Portrait of new State spokesman John Kirby hangs in doorway to DoD briefing room. Note grim look.

May 21, 2015

CENTCOM release says Khorasan Group airstrikes in Nov in Harim City, Syria ``likely led'' to deaths of two children

May 21, 2015

Prez Obama To Atlantic mag on Iraq: "I think it was a mistake for us to go in in the first place, despite incredible efforts'' by military

May 21, 2015

A cautionary note from CRS: CRS Sees Waning Impact of Automatic Budget Cuts on Defense - Bloomberg Government…

May 19, 2015

New CAPE estimate on CVN-79 cost: Aircraft Carrier $370 Million Over Cost Cap by Pentagon Estimate via @business

May 19, 2015

HAC-D followed SASC/HASC and cut $1.2b AF R&D bomber request by $460m; added $863m for 8 additional F-35s: 6 MC and 2 Navy jets

May 19, 2015

Here's DoD IG report on DoD travel cards used at strip joints/casinos. Not escort services. Early stories were wrong:…

May 19, 2015

HAC-D also funds the three LCS ships Navy requested; rescinds $870m in prior year unobligated DoD funds

May 19, 2015

HAC D adds funds for 8 more F-35s over request of 57

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