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March 14, 2019

2020 Budget Focuses on High-End Threats, DOD Leaders Say

The $718 billion defense budget request for fiscal year 2020 addresses growing threats from Russia and China, the Defense Department’s top leaders told Congress.

March 14, 2019

DOD’s Artificial Intelligence Initiatives Outlined Before Senate

Three Defense Department research entities outlined the department’s artificial intelligence initiatives in the face of great power competition during a hearing held by the Senate Armed Services Committee.

March 13, 2019

China a Rising Threat to National Security, Say DOD Leaders

China is building up its military in ways that threaten U.S. and allied interests in the Western Pacific and in the South China Sea in particular, the deputy undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment said.

March 13, 2019

Early Work on Arlington Cemetery Expansion Starts Next Year

Arlington National Cemetery plans to grow southward onto property formerly occupied by the Navy Annex. Work there will begin next year, said the cemetery’s executive director.

March 12, 2019

$718.3 Billion Defense Budget Request Focuses on Threats

At $718.3 billion, the fiscal year 2020 defense budget request announced at the Pentagon by defense officials is an increase from last year’s $685 billion approved budget.

March 11, 2019

Sexual Assault Reports Up at Service Academies, But Down Servicewide

It’s “gravely concerning” that results of the most recent survey of the military service academies show another increase in sexual assault reports, the executive director of the Defense Department’s Office of Force Resiliency told lawmakers at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee personnel subcommittee.

March 11, 2019

NATO Continues to Strengthen in Response to Great Power Competition

NATO marks 70 years of existence next month and alliance members continue the mission of ensuring the organization is relevant and agile in a new era, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in Poland.

March 8, 2019

Military Officers Guide Students Through Weeklong Senate Youth Program

Some of the brightest high schoolers from around the country wrapped up a weeklong visit to the nation's capital today as part of the Senate Youth Program. Among those students — 104 in all — are two from each state, two from Washington, D.C., and two representing Department of Defense Education Activity schools. Their week in Washington was an opportunity to learn about government, democracy and in particular, the U.S. Senate.

March 8, 2019

Pentagon Spokesman Discusses Variety of Topics With Reporters

Chief Pentagon spokesman Charles E. Summers Jr. discussed a variety of topics with reporters at the Pentagon, including Turkey's plans to buy a Russian anti-aircraft missile system, the U.S. Space Force and building alliances.

March 8, 2019

Transcom Commander Voices Criticism Of Household Moving Program

The commander of U.S. Transportation Command said at a hearing on Capitol Hill that he agrees with those who have criticized capacity problems in the Defense Department’s program for shipping household goods.

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