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April 2, 2019

A Short History of NATO

At the end of World War II, in Europe, the Soviets and the Americans confronted each other from their occupation zones. Germany was divided into four zones, as was Berlin, the German capital that was squarely in the Soviet zone.

March 29, 2019

DOD Official: Maintaining Space Dominance ‘Pivotal’ for U.S. Warfighters

A lot has changed in space in the last half century, including the number of countries that are capable of putting things on the moon, launching rockets with complex satellites, or building space stations. The United States still has a lead in space, but that might not last long.

March 29, 2019

Thomas Passes Special Operations Command Reins to Clarke

Army Gen. Raymond A. Thomas III passed command of U.S. Special Operations Command to Army Gen. Richard D. Clarke Jr. during a ceremony in Tampa, Florida.

March 29, 2019

Nation Honors Vietnam Veterans in Annual Observance

National Vietnam War Veterans Day is being recognized, and these veterans are being honored at events across the nation, including at the Vietnam War Memorial.

March 28, 2019

Votel Passes Central Command Flag to McKenzie in Tampa Ceremony

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan saluted Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel for expertly steering U.S. Central Command during profoundly complex times, as Votel turned over the reins of the command to Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. in Tampa, Florida.

March 27, 2019

Top Sustainment Official: Housing Privatization ‘Right Thing to Do’

Despite reports of poor conditions in some privatized military family housing across the continental United States — about 200,000 homes in all — the Military Housing Privatization Initiative was a good idea, the assistant secretary of defense for sustainment told lawmakers.

March 26, 2019

U.S., Brazil Defense Officials Look to Build on Military-to-Military Partnership

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan welcomed Brazilian Defense Minister Fernando Azevedo e Silva to the Pentagon for talks about the military-to-military relationship between their nations.

March 26, 2019

Pentagon Official: U.S., Partners Must Lead in 5G Technology Development

The next advancement in cellular technology, 5G, is expected to be so fast that it’s able to surpass the speed of wired internet now provided by cable companies. With 5G technology, download speeds are expected to increase from 1 gigabit per second to 20 gigabits per second, said Ellen M. Lord, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment.

March 26, 2019

National Defense Strategy is ‘Undisputed Driver’ in Budget Request, Shanahan Says

The National Defense Strategy is the undisputed driver of the president’s fiscal year 2020 budget request for the Defense Department, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said on Capitol Hill.

March 26, 2019

Reserve, Guard Leaders Provide Cybersecurity Updates

National Guard and Reserve units are deployed worldwide, providing valuable assets for combatant commanders and working with partners and allies, reserve component military leaders told lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

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