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April 30, 2019

Middle East Security Still Critical to U.S.

Though the National Defense Strategy has shifted U.S. focus to China and Russia as near-peer competitors, North Korea and Iran as “rogue state actors,” and has also placed emphasis on counterterrorism as a priority, the Middle East is still going to be getting U.S. attention, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Middle East said.

April 10, 2019

DOD Comptroller: Overmatch Against China, Russia Critical

The fiscal year 2020 defense budget request is a “strategy-driven budget,” the Defense Department’s comptroller said during a hearing of the Senate Budget Committee.

Feb. 5, 2019

Centcom Commander Briefs Senators on Regional Challenges

No other region in the world is as dynamic, hopeful, challenging and dangerous as the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, the Centcom commander told the Senate Armed Forces Committee.

Jan. 3, 2019

Shanahan Stresses National Defense Strategy in First Meetings as Acting Secretary

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan will use the National Defense Strategy as his blueprint moving forward.

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.

Sept. 19, 2018

Time is Now to Execute National Defense Strategy, Shanahan Says

The National Defense Strategy unveiled earlier this year has had time to percolate through the force, and now it is time to execute it, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said at the annual Air Force Association meeting.

Sept. 6, 2018

DoD Leaders Emphasize National Defense Strategy at Conference

Defense Department military and civilian leaders met to discuss the 2018 National Defense Strategy and how the U.S. military is evolving as it responds to global power competition at the Defense News Conference.

Aug. 28, 2018

Mattis: U.S. Military Becoming ‘Stronger, More Lethal, More Agile’

The Defense Department is making significant progress along its three strategic lines of effort described in the National Defense Strategy issued in January, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon.

July 12, 2018

‘Exciting, Crucial’ Time in AI Development, Official Tells Innovation Board

Artificial intelligence is a strategic priority for the Defense Department that could transform the way the department operates, the head of machine learning at the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental said.

July 11, 2018

DoD IT Efforts Focus on Warfighter, Competitive Edge, CIO Says

Today's warfighter needs access to intelligence and communication to enable quick decision-making and maintain a competitive edge, and the Defense Department's information technology efforts are focused on maintaining this edge and supporting national defense priorities, DoD’s chief information officer said.

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