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April 26, 2018

Budget Request Continues on Path to Military Recovery, Chairman Says

The current budget situation will allow the military to restore its competitive advantage over any possible adversary, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

April 25, 2018

Mattis Asks House Committee to Build on Recent DoD Successes

All of the Defense Department’s policies, expenditures and training must contribute to the lethality of the military, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told the House Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee, which he thanked for its efforts to provide the funding needed to face the threats of the new age.

April 19, 2018

Army, Marine Corps Stress Importance of Ground Forces Modernization

Army and Marine Corps officials stressed to lawmakers in Washington the urgency in modernizing ground forces amid an increasingly challenging security environment.

April 18, 2018

DoD’s Underfunded Maintenance Backlog Exceeds $116 Billion, Official Says

The Defense Department is setting strategic goals to confront the maintenance challenges created by six years of sequestration, the assistant secretary of defense for energy, installations and environment told a House panel.

April 13, 2018

Military Leaders Highlight Efforts, Challenges in Recruiting, Retention

Senior military personnel officers described to a House panel efforts to recruit and retain the best talent, while outlining challenges the military faces due to the competitive civilian job market.

April 13, 2018

Officials Detail Combat Aviation Priorities at House Hearing

Senior Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force leaders outlined priorities for combat aviation during a House Armed Services Committee hearing.

April 12, 2018

DoD Official: Years of Sequestration Caused Need for Larger Budget

The Defense Department is setting strategic goals to confront the challenges posed by years of underfunded facilities and infrastructure accounts, the assistant secretary of defense for energy, installations and environment told Congress.

April 12, 2018

Budget Allows Forces to Restore Competitive Edge, DoD Leaders Tell House

The budget agreement hammered out in Congress will allow the U.S. military to restore its competitive edge during a time of renewed great power competition, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said.

March 30, 2018

Marine Corps Commandant Looks to Improve Readiness

The defense budget will allow the Marine Corps to accelerate its modernization efforts in aviation and increase the number of Marines in the cyber and information warfare sectors, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert B. Neller said.

March 29, 2018

Pentagon Spokesperson Addresses DoD Budget, Syria, Transgender Policy

The spending act President Donald J. Trump signed into law provides money to modernize the force and improve military readiness and lethality, and it's up to everyone in the Defense Department to ensure it is used wisely, the chief Pentagon spokesperson said.

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