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From Ares Defense Technology Blog:

Two defense officials who were not authorized to speak publicly said Gates will announce up to a half-dozen major weapons cancellations later this month. Candidates include a new Navy destroyer, the Air Force’s F-22 fighter jet, and Army ground-combat vehicles, the officials said.

More cuts are planned for later this year after a review that could lead to reductions in programs such as aircraft carriers and nuclear arms, the officials said.

From Global Security Newswire:

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev reaffirmed today his intention to boost the nation’s armed forces and nuclear deterrent, Agence France-Presse reported (see GSN, Feb. 26).

“From 2011, a large-scale rearmament of the army and navy will begin,” he told military leaders in Moscow. “The primary task is to increase the combat readiness of our forces, first of all our strategic nuclear forces” (Agence France-Presse/Spacewar.com, March 17).

I pray the HOPE AND CHANGE SHIELD WORKS!!!

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