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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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LRTs: I got "well, actually'd" on NATO articles, and I have nothing but respect. @AaronMehta Technically, per Article 6, there are geographical restrictions on when Article 5 can be invoked in res… https://t.co/AWQxP0Hh9l
Retweeted by Aaron Mehta @CrispinBurke @AaronMehta Turkey is big on NATO article 4 consulations, as opposed to article 5 invocation. On the… https://t.co/IdAJqL6xRn
Retweeted by Aaron MehtaAir Force Secretary Barbara Barrett has started talking about her four big priorities. Here's what she had to say a… https://t.co/5KrbiR82Vb
Retweeted by Aaron MehtaI don't think they will, but imagine if Turkey goes to NATO and tries to get everyone on board that this is an Arti… https://t.co/R904VfP4NA @Margaret3786 I will say, this isn't something that's Trump specific. DoD did it under Obama as well. @RepMikeTurner So often these hearings end up with officials saying "we'll explain in classified session." And that… https://t.co/IpvP5B3O4xDuring today's hearing, @RepMikeTurner asked STRATCOM head Adm. Richard to explain the threat from Russia. When Ric… https://t.co/ie51hzxN71I find this notable considering Air Force COS Gen. David Goldfein just told reporters here at #AWS20 that the Air F… https://t.co/jcfkewq645
Retweeted by Aaron MehtaUpdate: A Navy spokesman tells me the instruction to self-quarantine for 14 days applies to all ships that have vis… https://t.co/efzFO9yhFg
Retweeted by Aaron MehtaThe @USNavy has ordered all its vessels in the Pacific that have visited "countries with moderate or greater risk"… https://t.co/FZzzPfiqyY
Retweeted by Aaron MehtaThis thread is pretty on-point. I'll add that I waited tables for years & we rarely called in sick. We used to com… https://t.co/aRoUEs9suj
Retweeted by Aaron MehtaI know what he means but Raymond just said "This year NASA's going to start launching humans again" and all I can t… https://t.co/JDrjCTSqBD"Sometime later this year, early next year" USAF will make a call on where SPACECOM will live, Raymond says. Asked… https://t.co/pMXBQEct2cA lot of Iran's political elite appears to have been hit by #COVID19. List below is quite something.… https://t.co/a6nQV5z2oX
Retweeted by Aaron MehtaSPACECOM head Gen. Raymond says the Air Force's Phase 2 Launch Service Procurement is "on track" to award contracts… https://t.co/nHS518kQZs @jmsleight ...... god. DAMN.My faith in the veracity of pro wrestling has been deeply shaken https://t.co/pVXDCa08Yh
Retweeted by Aaron MehtaThere's a surprising amount of talk about the height of the chairs in this committee hearing today.BREAKING: Twitter Blocked in #Turkey acc. to netblocks since 20 min. ago. Follows reports of 34 Turkish Soldiers… https://t.co/E54OlTiHn3
Retweeted by Aaron MehtaWorkers getting an extra seven years of life out of nuclear submarine fleet also makes Adm. Richard proud to be an american. @KristianHarstad @CrispinBurke https://t.co/cvlL8BnKRpSTRATCOM head Adm. Richard notes that Open Skies treaty doesn't impact his command much but it does provides “benef… https://t.co/NgdzEQDWly @paulmcleary @reporterjoe @connorobrienNH ACROSS DOMAINS? Whoa there buddy settle down let's not get wildThis hearing has been about 85 percent STRATCOM questions, 12 percent SPACECOM questions, and 3 percent for the OSD representative.omg literal duck army https://t.co/P5ilmjsGNx
Retweeted by Aaron MehtaLocal Military Officer Does Not Believe Budget Request Creates New Arms RaceAsked about New START, STRATCOM head Richard follows the party line: the treaty has been helpful but Russia's devel… https://t.co/lsKiW9xLdNHe said it again. He is JAZZED about the W93. https://t.co/COFHpvkn6VRichard says that he thinks GBSD will get renamed down the line when the program is underway.Ahahaa. Rep Bishop asks STRATCOM to come up with a better name than GBSD for the Minuteman replacement. "GBSD soun… https://t.co/3GTVxWaA0U @StephenUCS I heard that as new design will be based on existing tech, which has been the line since they rolled this thing out. @Timeisanarrow I.... have no idea! Sorry.Rep. Garamendi, who has been a skeptic of nuclear modernization in the past, is pushing on Richards. "This dance is… https://t.co/Gdm9p6ip2uAnyway, everything I wrote here still stands on the W93. No, it's not technically a "new" nuclear warhead, because… https://t.co/kdmK2IjnQTAdm. Richard, is the W93 a new weapon? "That's one of the things that makes me proud to be an American, that we c… https://t.co/XDlBlsGhAQ @andclev https://t.co/Kz2dUPjErjGood on @RepMikeTurner for spelling out exactly why he wants to get people on record. "Telling us in classified se… https://t.co/9w2CHOY9oxUnfortunately this STRATCOM/SPACECOM hearing is followed by a classified session, which basically kills the chance… https://t.co/xicwnE7C1f#AWS20 https://t.co/umSuzzT2Kf
Retweeted by Aaron Mehta @ajmount @StephenUCS strong suit tho @andclev https://t.co/yztV1RPvp1And we're live. Also speaking: James Anderson, acting undersecretary of defense for policy. John Rood had been sc… https://t.co/HtgCYu50LK @StephenUCS stand up and yell "WHAT ABOUT THE W93 YOU COWARDS" thats always a good way to get an answer, I've foundPer @ragipsoylu multiple emergency meetings have been called. https://t.co/XIPHrtmcq1 @andclev https://t.co/ehVr36TrLw @StephenUCS hooray!Watch until the end. Just wild horror/comedy movie stuff https://t.co/LU1Erwcztl
Retweeted by Aaron Mehta#Midband spectrum could mean billions for #telecom firms and a potential leg up in a high-stakes competition with… https://t.co/3vyDwLG2c5
Retweeted by Aaron Mehta @StephenUCS but im BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORED @andclev https://t.co/eJ5S7IiF3n @andclev https://t.co/LPDn8vvSp0HASC hearing also delayed. https://t.co/96cjHVYgqv @andclev https://t.co/il4E8Bo2yx @andclev You when I go to the Hill and me when you come to the Pentagon: https://t.co/SAGLC5BztD @andclev https://t.co/QsVlW4lewL..... the 2 PM DOE hearing delayed by votes, so, you know. Doopeedoo. @nukestrat @KingstonAReif And everyone thought I was crazy. :PCaixin should win prizes for this jaw-dropping report: _First virus sample sent for sequencing on Dec 24 _Virus seq… https://t.co/zAnlgq1Ytr
Retweeted by Aaron Mehta @CorbinHiar @gbrumfiel Look man everyone needs a hobby @haltman https://t.co/swmo65aFpz @idreesali114 whoa whoa stay off Phil's beat, buddy.Huh. https://t.co/EcpJjW9RBK @gbrumfiel @CorbinHiar No geoff don't give into to corbin's harassment. Stand strong. Give no ground. @gbrumfiel @CorbinHiar https://t.co/wCUEHKShHsWhooooooooo's ready for a nuclear nerd afternoon? Dueling hearings - House apropos energy subcommittee with DOE sec… https://t.co/IdxmGLuc8A @frankrebecca @ValerieInsinna https://t.co/cqItsgxmsU @Oriana0214 @LeeHudson_ @GenDaveGoldfein @usairforce aw come on no one sings past the first verse anywayTHE PANGOLINS ARE INNOCENT https://t.co/yqTIsHp39A"When asked if she could connect the @statesman to a veteran the group has helped, Isaac ended the call." Must-read… https://t.co/4UgMdvej0C
Retweeted by Aaron Mehta @ValerieInsinna Just flat out ask him why other services should have air assets instead of just putting everything under the air forceEveryone probably already follow Val but days like this, when she's down at AFA and losing her mind, really bring h… https://t.co/r8UkqztFUi @PascallPatrick Colonel I hate to admit this but I was doing a meme
2/27
2020
@JohnDaleGrover @SimonHoejbjerg @nktpnd @luke_j_obrien https://t.co/Vav7ncZgNjEsper won’t give up 5G spectrum to telecom firms, but he will share it via @reporterjoe https://t.co/9BReyFty0i https://t.co/rDRfOwIKOH
Retweeted by Aaron Mehta"They were loose, having fun, a good ol' time, trotting and being free. But then, just like that, it stopped being… https://t.co/jMGiRq3cqRIs movement coming on the future of New START and arms control with China? Well.... maybe. It's tricky. I tried to… https://t.co/jcVdOcJP7RThis tweet is wrong. The infographic only shows which hairstyles may/may not interfere with a common type of facial… https://t.co/wkTRhI7ODZ
Retweeted by Aaron MehtaThis looks absolutely fascinating. And by August, is going to be extremely needed. https://t.co/sfWjJLHyYIjump - kris kross https://t.co/PC1xhytlzS
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Retweeted by Aaron MehtaIt's no @communistbops but this account is still pretty good. (h/t @gbrumfiel ) https://t.co/aDwAd43hp1After Ric Grenell's appointment as acting DNI, DNI chief of staff Viraj Mirani and DNI principal executive Andrew H… https://t.co/LPX5jxrJrT
Retweeted by Aaron Mehta.@INDOPACOM: "Effective immediately, Commander, US Indo-Pacific Command, in line with the CDC Travel Health Notice,… https://t.co/tvGH7BvF5z
Retweeted by Aaron MehtaNot a single question from HASC democrats about Ukraine. Pretty surprised, I admit. https://t.co/18F7eaMCiuUPDATE-Congress just ended hearing w/ SecDef Esper & CJCS Milley: • Congress did not ask about 'imminent' threat l… https://t.co/gGqGAPfeDx
Retweeted by Aaron MehtaLocal Congressman wants to hear Secretary of Defense to say "I am very concerned." @LeoShane coronavirus i assumeEsper when asked about whether climate change is a national security threat: climate change impacts national securi… https://t.co/XRNqXMQOyEElissa Slotkin, who served in several jobs at DoD and is now in Congress, says it "kills her" but she sees no optio… https://t.co/l8uvLWQGkt @connorobrienNH @dave_brown24 @ValerieInsinna @JeffMartinDC Esper with some navel gazing about fiscal hygiene: "I'm… https://t.co/DaMs6oToy3
Retweeted by Aaron Mehta @G_Trowbridge @ElissaSlotkin I hear the state is shaped like a glove. Can you confirm?What in the actual hell Dudes, don't do this. Or anything resembling this. https://t.co/dtNVZiKXDY
Retweeted by Aaron MehtaSounds like a carefully calculated overly thoughtful sentence he’ll have a whole chapter about in his future tell-a… https://t.co/kpkNhrASw6
Retweeted by Aaron MehtaLiz Cheney is asking a bunch of questions about potential Taliban deal and both Esper and Milley seem totally confu… https://t.co/JIW1UTxzkrSec Esper seemed as surprised as union officials by White House move to limit collective bargaining for DOD employe… https://t.co/ULKNjazSXB
Retweeted by Aaron MehtaThis is a terrible precedent and just encourages more smears by reprehensible groups like this one. Journalists are… https://t.co/nDXgtVXWPK
Retweeted by Aaron MehtaLast week Esper told us he expects those meetings to happen "soon." https://t.co/HHVqJZHJF8 https://t.co/GLWIi756rP @connorobrienNH @dave_brown24 @ValerieInsinna @JeffMartinDC Just a reminder that nobody has asked Esper and Milley… https://t.co/85WRzHkklj
Retweeted by Aaron Mehta @ValerieInsinna @SpaceSpox Snoke? You went with Snoke?
2/26
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