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New Power Generation System Demonstrates The Value Of International Defense Industrial Collaboration
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Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has proposed canceling production of the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle, an amphibious system the Marine Corps has been developing to move troops from ship to shore in forcible entry operations. The main complaint Gates has with the program is that it costs too
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates recently recommended cancellation of the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV), a program the Marine Corps was funding to replace its decrepit fleet of Cold War amphibious vehicles. Gates cited the high cost of EFV as the main motivation for his decision, but EFV
Initial impressions of Secretary of Defense Robert Gates’ defense budget were that the Marine Corps was particularly hard hit. Not only did the Secretary cancel the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) but he also put the Marine Corps’ variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter on two-year probation.
The fate of the Marine Corps' Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) has been hanging by a thread ever since the military services delivered their proposed fiscal 2012 budgets to the defense secretary last Summer. If assembly of the final budget request for submission to Congress in February is following
Initial reaction to the selection of aviator James Amos as the next Commandant of the Marine Corps has been almost entirely positive. There is also much support for the apparent decision to make the charismatic Joe Dunford Assistant Commandant. Some insiders suspect that Amos will serve for two
Robert Gates knows how to manage bureaucracies. He began his career as a Sovietologist in the intelligence community during the Nixon-Kissinger era, at a time when America's national-security apparatus was an arena of byzantine intrigue. So you can't always take what he says at face value. The speech
Rumor has it that senior political appointees in the Department of the Navy want to make a point about acquisition reform by killing the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV). Apparently the fact that taking such action would also end up killing many Marines isn't part of their thought process.