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Aaron Mehta @AaronMehta Washington, DC

Deputy editor and Pentagon Correspondent @Defense_News. Shameless Boston sports nerd. The F-22 restart is dumb. EMAIL: amehta at defensenews dot com

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@ValerieInsinna @paulmcleary @DavidLarter I mean none of that is wrong
10/30
2020
Guidance to voters amid the noise: If you haven't returned your ballot yet, do it at a drop box or gov't office w… https://t.co/T2eFBcRsos
Retweeted by Aaron MehtaI'm equally amazed to learn that Trump tried to get on "Between Two Ferns" as I am to learn that whoever compiled t… https://t.co/Jl4R17uNH1
Retweeted by Aaron Mehta @nktpnd https://t.co/hRHlTZprG8 @nktpnd that's a good storyI'm following the White House's lead and leaving printouts of my tweets all over the house for my sons to find https://t.co/pdztjqveSv
Retweeted by Aaron MehtaOooooo https://t.co/lZnuy1vIdfAll I want are videos of palletized munitions tests set to "Boom" by P.O.D. https://t.co/mDep7hnSE5
Retweeted by Aaron MehtaThat.... seems bad? https://t.co/bYPsSapkIY @clovis69 "become"(Fact check though: he hasn't changed at all.)This is BRUTAL. "We have the greatest respect for the journalist Glenn Greenwald USED to be... he believes that a… https://t.co/HhdCovdZTFTough news for participation trophy snowflakes, but https://t.co/pGw2nWaGTl
Retweeted by Aaron Mehta @ExumAM https://t.co/EWGbHgV4Im @JFSculpts hah right?It's true, Trump's closing message isn't as disciplined as it was in 2016, when he *checks notes* went on Fox and F… https://t.co/PQHueHaDnj
Retweeted by Aaron MehtaThis tweet just reminded me of the time we were driving behind a firetruck and they had what can only be described… https://t.co/DTRvGbvi2l @CDicksteinDC I can't get over how hilarious inept this is. Perfect ChiSox. Have an exciting, up and coming team and then sign.... him.Substack again at risk of having a "type" https://t.co/UYGIxrQEXd
Retweeted by Aaron Mehta @JBWolfsthal Every other team: "Well we have these great young players, we need a coach who understand analytics an… https://t.co/qNs6D3WEwXadd Glenn to the list of "couldn't actually get fired, so quit and is pretending that's the same", what a grift, wh… https://t.co/md6M2k7hTP
Retweeted by Aaron MehtaGreenwald once made $500,000 a year for barely blogging https://t.co/iz8XLTNucM
Retweeted by Aaron MehtaThis is a subtweetAhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhahahahahahahaUAE could get up to 50 F-35s in $10B sale https://t.co/hdR2Nlo0lH https://t.co/USaotHJ9Ap
Retweeted by Aaron MehtaMILLENNIALS ARE IN OUR 30s!!!!! We made mix CDs in high school. We downloaded AOL on CDs that were sent to our hous… https://t.co/ZSRm6b1bmz
Retweeted by Aaron Mehta"MATT POTTINGER, Trump’s deputy national security adviser, is set on leaving his job, regardless, according to the… https://t.co/FBGeKKZ7ILIsrael currently has 50 F-35s under contract, and is deliberating whether to buy 25 more. https://t.co/7clC8c2rhg
Retweeted by Aaron MehtaNews: The Trump Administration has informally notified Congress of its intent to move forward w/ a major arms sale… https://t.co/l4MYVKdhyy
Retweeted by Aaron Mehtaoh this wont end well https://t.co/uacvEyJEQnThe trailer is here, folks. A Base Realignment & Closure (BRAC) themed romantic Christmas movie. Attn: @LeoShanehttps://t.co/5yglm8t51l
Retweeted by Aaron Mehta @HayesBrown @whatsforlynch I got 80 pages in before hitting a wall. I loved it when I've read it twice before. Just… https://t.co/y4yyCSSq73The reason Republicans can't stop losing in Virginia, which leaves the rural counties under-represented politically… https://t.co/AlxrXW0wcq
Retweeted by Aaron Mehta @tomkarako @timhwang @giantcat9 Tom I love you buddy but I think your brain has been twistedGuys, my buddy @timhwang has officially launched the most important NatSec Twitter project since @giantcat9 . Pleas… https://t.co/d8sYyUFwXA @nabihbulos @Twitter the latter. It's a dumb setup.If Smith isn't on board, seems likely Esper's BattleForce 2045 plan is dust under a Biden admin. https://t.co/qTAA4I22fVOh we are SHOCKED. https://t.co/EL9rBUn5er
Retweeted by Aaron Mehta @dave_brown24 @halbritz @Oriana0214 Tweet is lit.So he has a time machine handy? https://t.co/x8kugGzUxOA group of LAPD officers just broke my camera mic, tackled me to the ground and beat me with their batons, after I… https://t.co/NLcwC7g5Uv
Retweeted by Aaron MehtaA lot of people are just *assuming* at this point that, in the right case from a close state, #SCOTUS will find a w… https://t.co/Z6Demfkfne
Retweeted by Aaron Mehta @andykravetz I'm catching up and I am kinda mad I missed it live"I'm going to stay apolitical. That's the professional thing to do. But I'm gonna vote." https://t.co/fVveOvGhr5 @yjtorbati I once tried to use "mid level Pentagon official" in a story to see if I could get it through.https://t.co/NR6x5DTWQT https://t.co/tftI4dPR2h @craigcalcaterra How relieved do you think MLB is that the Dodgers won? Imagine if Tampa had forced a game 7 with all this.Plane is invisible unless you hit it right on the logo. https://t.co/Mn6CCPjlRtStefanik is top GOP member on HASC Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities, and has pushed… https://t.co/CURit6t3PbMe after taking a twitter break for a week: Oh hey I have a bunch of mentions, let's see what's going on Me shortl… https://t.co/oe1nX6tqch @AaronDresslar @AlexMarksteiner @pacouceiro Me coming back to my mentions after being off twitter for a week https://t.co/5vamwvRqSu @David_Beck_Atty @TheDEWLine https://t.co/8MkOzsU0SZIf Dems win the Senate, here's what to expect from the Senate Armed Services Committee under Jack Reed. By… https://t.co/KMpf6JBPZh
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10/29
2020
This week, both National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien and SecDef Mark Esper indicated they thing all allies, not… https://t.co/bFlKtheVtpYesterday, a pair of Democrats introduced legislation that would require a lot more oversight of F-35 sales, partic… https://t.co/0II3lh9NhH
Retweeted by Aaron MehtaOy. https://t.co/RcfiMU5Bsa @jim_perkins1 @dan_lyell @JayLong716 @DEFCommunity That may be something that could be applied to say, a book. With… https://t.co/8CKQc54XyAStates where we now know these intimidation messages landed include: Arizona, Alaska, Pennsylvania & Florida. https://t.co/zs8czFG7BY
Retweeted by Aaron Mehta @Meghann_MT I'm sore from reading this tweetTrump knows where Esper used to work. Don Jr. probably knows it too. The point is that Don Jr. knows that his audi… https://t.co/WMxjIgInuI
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Retweeted by Aaron MehtaJust putting it out there, I have multiple veteran friends from the SOF and mil intel world who have received extre… https://t.co/R15O9s7Zu5
Retweeted by Aaron MehtaGiuliani "is seen reaching into his trousers and apparently touching his genitals while reclining on a bed in the p… https://t.co/tU0c6lOActNo news out of Richard's short speech, but I do appreciate that he's out and about more than previous STRATCOM head… https://t.co/esEPFliwv8It's been bugging me for a while who STRATCOM head Gen. Chas Richard looks like, and finally I think we have an ans… https://t.co/hK3E1ywUImLosing any part of the nuclear triad could "embolden" potential adversaries to consider action, Richard claims. Piv… https://t.co/DpknG2oitmRussia close to 75 percent complete on their nuclear modernization plans, Richard says.STRATCOM head Gen. Chas Richard has an interesting decoration sense for his office: "I keep pictures of Xi, Putin… https://t.co/3CL0PiVNNq @juliejmoses They have pieces of it, I believe, but its not encompassing of their budgets.My brain whenever @csisponi gets mentioned: https://t.co/XxEshJQoxkMIP funding the last five years: FY16: $17.7 bn FY17: $18.4 bn FY18: $22.1 bn FY19: $21.5 bn FY20: $23.1 bn https://t.co/O1YCBLqKRcThe Pentagon's secretive Military Intelligence Program saw its funding climb to the highest peak since 2011, the de… https://t.co/fqsri1GR70 @Avi_Jacobson I laughedThaaaaaaaaaank you Kyle https://t.co/I46ngQYLdxSomeone make me an Oprah "you get a hypersonic missile and YOU get a hypersonic missile" gif pleaseNEWS: our @DavidLarter is travelling with Robert O'Brien today, where the National Security Advisor just announced… https://t.co/vUw9KgUQguSCOOP: Mark Meadows appears to have kept spending campaign donor funds on thousands of dollars in personal expenses… https://t.co/XdG6RfepRQ
Retweeted by Aaron MehtaExclusive: The plant where Eli Lilly makes its experimental Covid antibody therapy has been flagged by FDA inspecto… https://t.co/Qy2P0AsIST
Retweeted by Aaron Mehta"While he noted that the drawdown is “conditions-based,” he stressed that “that’s where the president wants to be …… https://t.co/VgPcStXTJy
Retweeted by Aaron Mehta @Tima_tweets I don't make the rules here Tima @connorobrienNH Fast & Furious Fast Five Fast & Furious 6 (technically only 2nd "Fast & Furious," and going back af… https://t.co/Zvc6JXbVcl @connorobrienNH The naming convention for these movies is wild and I love it. I'm guessing 11 is "Final Fury" or… https://t.co/V1ix47ZbY7Imagine being one of the best people in the world at what you do, basically from when you were a small kid, and the… https://t.co/KnfSw6fs22Ugh. That's a kick in the gut. https://t.co/zX5VzMkqHgWell, so much for sleeping ever again. https://t.co/uWaH15XbFELeo heads up our vet coverage and every cycle does an amazingly thorough rundown of every military vet running for… https://t.co/bmTZFxVA9B @EvansRyan202 ok, I laughed out loud at that one.
10/21
2020
The Army and Air Force now are working together on *sigh, deep breath* Combined Joint All Domain Command and Contro… https://t.co/y87vC8rfAN
Retweeted by Aaron MehtaThe new Alan Colmes. https://t.co/856TcNnkMa
Retweeted by Aaron MehtaThe original version of this list had just under 500 names. It seems to be growing. https://t.co/ZfJ8eCbWNQ https://t.co/9wMyDteFNNThe 2nd Cav had been scheduled to leave Europe as part of the German troop movements announced in July. https://t.co/lrBgCGh513 @PDShinkman ITS NOT A PIVOT PAUL WE'VE ALWAYS BEEN IN THE PACIFIC DON'T CALL IT A PIVOT DEAR GOD DONT DONT DO- sor… https://t.co/BemQgNEnqM @PaulHandley2 shoot, it might be and he's just saying it this way. Or Im just hearing it this way. Be nice if DoD w… https://t.co/rMFfSWqVKoOh damn https://t.co/Lrct982bxr"There were some glitches in sound... we heard about that," says Atlantic Council CEO Frederick Kempe, somehow rest… https://t.co/giHLD8eHtzIt feels like there is news in this speech but Esper is ripping through it so quickly, and jumping from point to po… https://t.co/rE9xcux7XX @LaurenFishDC @Meghann_MT oh jeezSince signing defense agreements with Poland, Romania and Bulgaria, as well as talking to Baltic states, there is n… https://t.co/VXkuxwWFdC @LaurenFishDC @Meghann_MT yeah it cut out for about a minute, then comes back. At least it did on the dvids stream.Esper seems to be announcing a new process called the GDAP to help track and develop Pentagon relationships with ot… https://t.co/cyJ19QGwxZ
10/20
2020

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