Is the U.S. Department of Defense's "Early Bird" Report Available to the Public?


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The U.S. Department of Defense's "Early Bird News" has not been published since 2013. DefenseNews.com created a newsletter called "Early Bird Brief' as a substitute for the Defense Department's publication.

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The "Early Bird" was a daily publication that collected military, defense and national security stories from around the world. Established in 1963, the Early Bird had over two million daily readers. On Oct. 1, 2013, production of the "Early Bird" was halted with the government shut down. During the shut down, the Department of Defense deemed that the publication was no longer useful and would no longer be produced.

A month after the Defense Department's "Early Bird" ended, DefenseNews.com began publishing a similar collection in its "Early Bird Brief." Available online, this collection is built by writers and editors from the Military Times and Defense News.

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