March 29, 2018
Defense Budget Provides Air Force With Needed People, Money, Time
The Air Force will add 4,700 more airmen this year and 3,300 a year into the future while working to boost readiness and morale and make advancements in training, Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein said.
March 27, 2018
Mattis: Budget Predictability Shows Alignment of Congress, Executive Branch
The Defense Department’s best budget predictability in more than a decade shows Congress and the executive branch are aligned in terms of the threats to the nation and current and future military readiness, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said.
March 23, 2018
Trump, Mattis Hail Spending Bill to Fund Strongest Military Ever
The $1.3 trillion spending bill President Donald J. Trump signed includes the largest military budget in history, reversing years of decline and unpredictable funding, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said at the White House.
March 22, 2018
Senior Officials: U.S. Must Keep Pace with Adversaries in Missile Defense
The fiscal year 2019 budget request for ballistic missile defense seeks to ensure the United States stays ahead of adversaries that are advancing their capabilities, defense officials said at a Senate Armed Services subcommittee hearing.
Nuclear Enterprise as Important as Ever, DoD Officials Tell Congress
The nation’s nuclear deterrence enterprise remains as important as ever in light of the return of superpower competition and rogue nation threats presented by North Korea and Iran, senior Defense Department officials said.
March 21, 2018
Continuing Resolutions, Budget Uncertainty Harm Readiness, Service Secretaries Say
Service secretaries addressed the challenges of providing taxpayers more defense value for their money, and getting innovation into warfighters’ hands faster during a hearing on the Defense Department’s proposed fiscal year 2019 budget.
March 20, 2018
Stratcom Chief Testifies on Command’s Readiness to Deter, Respond
U.S. Strategic Command is prepared to deter strategic attack and employ forces to guarantee the security of the nation and its allies, Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten, commander of Stratcom, told the Senate Armed Services Committee.
March 15, 2018
U.S. Faces Global Science, Technology Competition, Official Says
The United States is in an era of constant science and technology competition from countries such as Russia and China, a senior Pentagon official told the House Armed Services Committee’s panel on emerging threats.
European Command Continues Deterrence, Defense Strategy
U.S. European Command has made significant progress under the European Deterrence Initiative, which has supported the largest reinforcement of the Euro-Atlantic defense in a generation, the Eucom commander told the House Armed Services Committee.
North Korea Poses ‘Most Urgent Security Threat,’ Pacom Chief Says
The U.S. faces the most complex, volatile security environment in the Indo-Pacific region in recent memory, with North Korea posing the top threat, the commander of U.S. Pacific Command told the Senate Armed Services Committee.
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