26 Feb '14, 8pm

McCain's 'hold' on DoD nominees isn't binding, experts say: U.S. Sen. John McCain says he wants to b... #airforce

McCain's 'hold' on DoD nominees isn't binding, experts say: U.S. Sen. John McCain says he wants to b... #airforce

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John McCain says he wants to block two nominees for high-level Pentagon jobs — but the Senate’s “maverick” is about to find out a hold isn’t what it used to be. Bob Work, President Obama’s pick to be deputy defense secretary, told the Arizona Republican during a Tuesday hearing the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship program is on a “normal” track despite some problems. McCain was not impressed. “I think this is very normal with Navy shipbuilding,” Work said when asked about Pentagon plans to only put 32 ships under contract rather than 52 LCS models. “You think it’s normal?’ McCain shot back. “The cost overruns associated with this ship, the fact that we don’t even know what the mission is. ... You disagree with the Government Accountability Office [GAO] statement at the cost overruns? This is normal?” Christine Wormuth, Obama’s pick for Pentagon policy chi...

Full article: http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140226/NEWS05/3022...

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DOD Puts Military-to-military Activities With R...

defense.gov 04 Mar '14, 2am

DOD Puts Military-to-military Activities With Russia on Hold American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Mar. 3, 2014 – The ...