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Nov. 13, 2018

Chairman Reflects on Armistice Day, Changing Character of War

Military leaders must appreciate the changing character of war, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said as he returned home from Paris, where he was attending ceremonies marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

Nov. 8, 2018

Richardson Works to Strengthen Pacific Contacts, Alliances

Personal interactions at all levels underpin U.S. military-to-military relations with nations around the world, but these require care and Navy Adm. John M. Richardson tended to these relations during a recent trip through the Pacific.

Nov. 8, 2018

Don’t Stand in Line: TSA Precheck Open to Military, DOD Civilians

Service members are trusted to defend the nation, surely they can be trusted when boarding a plane. This is the thinking of the Transportation Security Administration, which is pushing to ensure that service members and DOD civilians know they can use the TSA Precheck program.

Nov. 6, 2018

U.S. Benchmarking Capabilities Against China, Russia, Dunford Says

Russia and China are near-peer competitors and the United States must benchmark military capabilities against these possible threats, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford said at Duke University, in Durham, N.C.

Nov. 6, 2018

Dunford Discusses Military Support to DHS

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff laid out the process for military support to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security during a discussion with students in Duke University’s Program in American Grand Strategy.

Oct. 31, 2018

Security Meeting Examines Wartime Control of Forces in South Korea

U.S. and South Korean defense leaders have made significant progress in preparation for transfer of wartime control over the combined forces to the South Korean military.

Oct. 31, 2018

Albanian President Discusses Security, Euro-Atlantic Integration at Marshall Center

Albanian President Ilir Meta said that NATO’s intervention, particularly from the U.S. and later the European Union, saved the Balkans from becoming the Middle East of Europe during a discussion with students in the Program on Applied Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

Oct. 31, 2018

Mattis Shares Threat Pictures Behind New National Defense Strategy

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis shared the thinking behind the new National Defense Strategy during a discussion at the United States Institute of Peace.

Oct. 30, 2018

Active-Duty Troops En Route to Texas, Northcom Chief Says

A little more than 1,000 troops are in place in south Texas, and that number is changing as additional forces move in place, Air Force Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, commander of U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command, said at a Pentagon news conference.

Oct. 29, 2018

5,200 Active-Duty Personnel Moving to Southwest Border, Northcom Chief Says

The Defense Department will deploy more than 5,000 active-duty personnel to aid the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection “to harden the southern border,” said Air Force Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, the commander of U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Command.

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