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Jack Detsch
Pentagon correspondent . Ex-. RT = interesting. DM/email for Signal. Tell me something new: jack.detsch@gmail.com
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Laura Rozen Jul 19
New from me: Source: Iran FM Zarif and Sen. Rand Paul met yesterday in NY
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Patrick Tucker Jul 19
Nothing heard from the crew for at least an hour.
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Jack Detsch Jul 18
Waiver is written with countries divesting from legacy Russian weapons systems in mind: Vietnam, etc. The administration can delay the imposition of sanctions by 180 days under the law, but not clear what recourse it has to avoid penalties beyond that.
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Jack Detsch Jul 18
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There is a waiver provision in the CAATSA law that the Senate passed by a 98-2 margin in 2017, but it's designed for nations moving away from purchases of Russian equipment, so that would be difficult to square with Turkey's $2.5 billion S-400 buy. Expect pushback on the Hill.
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Jack Detsch Jul 18
In fact, Congress wrote that law that forces sanctions against allies for purchases of Russian equipment in a way that leaves very little wiggle room for the WH to avoid imposing penalties on Turkey. covered that in April:
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Jack Detsch Jul 18
UC Santa Barbara does that too
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Jack Detsch Jul 18
Replying to @halbritz @armyfutures
sitting in the briefing room like
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Jack Detsch Jul 18
Dana White – found by DODIG of misusing subordinates' time – was the last Defense Department spokesperson to give an on-camera briefing to the press from the Pentagon podium: 1 year, 1 month, and 17 days ago (May 31, 2018)
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Jack Detsch Jul 18
Book it: President Trump officially nominates Vice Adm. Michael Gilday to serve as chief of naval operations. Adm. Bill Moran dropped out of contention for the job after e-mails surfaced between the VCNO and a former staffer under investigation for inappropriate behavior.
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Jack Detsch Jul 17
Replying to @JarodATaylor
It's that 200 degree Washington weather, man
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Jack Detsch Jul 17
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Lord, in closing, says that "Turkey is a strategic partner to the US," reiterating a theme DoD has tried to hit throughout the briefing.
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Jack Detsch Jul 17
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Lockheed Martin and Pratt and Whitney "are in lockstep with us," Lord says. "At this time, we see no delays in the program."
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Jack Detsch Jul 17
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Trachtenberg doesn't comment on whether Turkey should stay in NATO. "That's a decision for the NATO alliance."
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Jack Detsch Jul 17
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Deputy U/S Policy David Trachtenberg says Turkish purchase of the Russian air defense system is "an unfortunate development ... obviously the S-400 is incompatible," but doesn't address whether Turkey can no longer participate in NATO integrated air defense
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Jack Detsch Jul 17
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All of the Turkish pilots and maintainers in the US are being notified to leave the country now, Ellen Lord says.
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Jack Detsch Jul 17
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Lord: "We have worked on alternative sources for 900 parts. We are working on a very orderly wind down through March 2020."
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Jack Detsch Jul 17
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Lord: "We will work forward at this point to unwind the relationship."
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Jack Detsch Jul 17
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Pentagon will draw on US supplies "to bridge the gap initially," Lord says, "but this will gradually open up to program [members]"
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Jack Detsch Jul 17
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Lord: Turkish pilots on the F-35 have "firm plans to leave the country" and 20 Turkish employees at the fighter jet's joint personnel office will no longer have access.
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Jack Detsch Jul 17
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Lord: Turkey's removal from the F-35 program will have "minimal impact" on the fighter jet. "Turkey will certainly and regrettably lose jobs," she says, citing $9 billion in gains to the economy.
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