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Feb. 12, 2019

Shanahan: Important Work Remains in Afghanistan

Important work remains to be done in Afghanistan, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan told reporters traveling with him while en route on his first trip to the country.

Feb. 12, 2019

New Naval University System Will Develop Agile, Adaptable Leaders

Education will be a key part of maintaining America’s might upon the sea, Navy officials said as they unveiled their comprehensive look at education in the service.

Feb. 12, 2019

U.S. Forces Korea Commander: Tensions Down, But Guard Still Up

While tensions are down along the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea, the process has not gone far enough for forces there to relax, the commander of U.S. Forces Korea told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Feb. 12, 2019

Indo-Pacific Command Worried About China’s Path

The commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command told Congress that he is encouraged about progress with Asia’s near-term threat — North Korea — but is worried about the path China is on.

Feb. 11, 2019

DIA Report Details Threats to America’s Space-Based World

The Defense Intelligence Agency’s report titled “Challenges to Security in Space" said that space enables the modern world, and the United States needs to maintain its progress in this critical domain if it hopes to lead in the future.

Feb. 8, 2019

DOD Seeks Ways to Improve Family Housing Initiative

Because the health, safety and welfare of service members is always a top priority for the Defense Department, DOD officials are looking for ways to improve the Military Privatization Housing Initiative that was established in the 1990s, a Pentagon spokeswoman said.

Feb. 8, 2019

Service Secretaries Link Reform to Greater Lethality

Army Secretary Mark T. Esper, Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer and Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson spoke about reform today at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Feb. 7, 2019

Partnerships in Hemisphere Important, Southcom Commander Says

The commander of U.S. Southern Command provided an assessment of Southcom’s concerns and initiatives to lawmakers during testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee regarding the defense authorization request for fiscal year 2020 and the Future Years Defense Program.

Feb. 7, 2019

Africom Uses Whole-of-Government to Engage Nations

The commander of U.S. Africa Command told the Senate Armed Services Committee that his command is engaged throughout the continent to encourage allies and partners and strengthen the rule of law.

Feb. 5, 2019

DOD Recognizes Acquisition Reformers

Key players in the Defense Department’s commitment to reform its acquisition practices got the spotlight at the Pentagon at the Defense Acquisition Workforce Awards ceremony.

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