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The Early Bird Brief is brought to you each weekday morning by Defense News and Military Times, the most trusted, nonpartisan sources for news about the military and defense worlds.

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The Early Bird Brief is brought to you each weekday morning by Defense News and Military Times, the most trusted, nonpartisan sources for news about the military and defense worlds.

    Sec. Austin urges Congress to pass defense budget

    Sec. Austin urges Congress to pass defense budget

    Today, Defense Sec. Lloyd Austin called on Congress to pass a full-year defense budget before a partial government shutdown occurs when funding runs out on Dec. 16, potentially impacting military readiness. 

    • 7 min
    Tracking U.S. military aid to Ukraine

    Tracking U.S. military aid to Ukraine

    Today, Pentagon reporter Joe Gould breaks down U.S. defense packages for Ukraine to date -- and the weapons being sent to counter Russian forces. 

    • 12 min
    Veteran helped stop Colorado nightclub shooting

    Veteran helped stop Colorado nightclub shooting

    Today, after the tragic mass shooting at a LGTBQ club in Colorado, news came to light that the man involved in stopping the gunman was a veteran. 

    • 7 min
    Poland accepts German Patriot systems

    Poland accepts German Patriot systems

    Today, Poland accepted Germany's offer to send Patriot missile systems near its border with Ukraine, after a stray Ukrainian missile landed in Poland. 

    • 8 min
    Celebrating the Marine Corps’ birthday

    Celebrating the Marine Corps’ birthday

    Today, Jon Simkins, a Military Times editor and creator of the site's satirical section called Observation Post, discusses how the Marine Corps closed down a major Washington, D.C. roadway to do a run in honor of the service's 247th birthday. 

    • 8 min
    McCarthy threatens defense bill

    McCarthy threatens defense bill

    Today, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy threatened to withhold support from the 2023 fiscal year defense budget due to "woke" parts of the bill, he claimed. 

    • 9 min

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21 Ratings

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