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Nov. 17, 2018

Great Power Strategy Affects DOD Priorities, Allocations, Dunford Says

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford said great power competition among the United States, China and Russia is a reality and that the United States must change the funding and development trajectory moving forward.

Nov. 16, 2018

Military Leaders Honor Low-Profile Enlisted Aides

Leaders from around the Defense Department put a spotlight on enlisted aides at the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore 21st Annual Salute to Military Chefs and Enlisted Aides here.

Nov. 16, 2018

Halifax Forum Looks for Solutions to World’s Security Challenges

The chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff is one of many security and military leaders attending the Halifax International Security Forum, with discussions covering security challenges throughout the world and the role democracies can play to address them.

Nov. 16, 2018

Decisions to Use Nuclear Power Are Complex, Stratcom Commander Says

Unlike common misconceptions, making the decision to use U.S. nuclear power is a collaborative process that is practiced every day and is usually not subject to time constraints, U.S. Strategic Command’s commander said.

Nov. 16, 2018

The Biggest Audit in Human History ... Really?

The first Defense Department-wide audit covered $2.7 trillion in assets and $2.6 trillion in liabilities for fiscal year 2018, making it most likely the largest known audit of an organization in history, the DOD comptroller said.

Nov. 15, 2018

Shanahan Talks Dollars, Fiscal Sense and Space

Space, known as the final frontier, is something the Defense Department would like to explore, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said.

Nov. 15, 2018

Legion of Merit Awarded to Marshall Center’s Austrian Chair

The Austrian chair for the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies was awarded the Legion of Merit Medal.

Nov. 13, 2018

U.S. Leaders Salute Fallen Heroes on Armistice Day Centennial in France

The United States renews its sacred obligation to memorialize its fallen heroes on the soil where they rest for eternity, President Donald J. Trump said at Suresnes American Cemetery in France, commemorating the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.

Nov. 13, 2018

NATO Leads New Mission to Develop Iraq’s Defense Institutions

A new NATO-led mission in Iraq will work to further develop Iraq’s security institutions and structures, British Army Maj. Gen. Christopher Ghika told Pentagon reporters.

Nov. 13, 2018

U.S., Qatari Defense Officials Look to Strengthen Partnership

U.S. and Qatari defense officials charted the future of the partnership during discussions in the Pentagon.

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