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Dec. 10, 2018

DOD Spokesman: As U.S. Provides Aid to Central, South America, Russia Sends Bombers

Medical personnel aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort have treated more than 20,000 civilians, and performed more than 600 surgeries in several Central and South American nations, Army Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman said.

Dec. 8, 2018

President Intends to Nominate Milley to Succeed Dunford as Chairman

In a tweet, President Donald J. Trump indicated he will nominate Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Dec. 6, 2018

Dunford Discusses Near-Peer Competition, Keeping U.S. Military Edge

Near-peer competition and the United States retaining its military competitive edge were among the issues the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff discussed today in an interview with Washington Post associate editor David Ignatius.

Dec. 5, 2018

America Bids Goodbye to President George H.W. Bush

Eulogies hailed former President George Herbert Walker Bush as both a great and a good man at a state funeral service at the Washington National Cathedral.

Dec. 5, 2018

NATO Agrees: Russia in Material Breach of INF Treaty

NATO allies agree that Russia is in material breach of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, and have decided to start planning for a post-INF Treaty world, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in Brussels.

Dec. 4, 2018

Centcom’s 20 Nations Present Vexing Challenges, Nominee Tells Senate

The 20 countries that make up the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility are as diverse and unique as any in the world, but they also present a vexing set of challenges, Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. told the Senate Armed Forces Committee.

Dec. 4, 2018

Near-Peer Competition Means Relook at Special Ops Missions, Socom Nominee Tells Congress

The shift of the National Defense Strategy to confronting near-peer competitors will continue the demand for special operations forces, the president’s nominee to be the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command said at his Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing.

Dec. 4, 2018

Analyst Wins Top CIO Award For Insider Threat Detection Efforts

At the 2018 DOD Chief Information Officer Annual Awards for Cyber and Information Technology Excellence ceremony at the Pentagon, a U.S. Strategic Command cyberthreat analyst won an individual award for her work in developing a matrix aimed at identifying insider threats.

Dec. 1, 2018

Mattis: Bush Taught Others to Live ‘A Life without Regret’

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis spoke for all members of the Defense Department in expressing sorrow for the passing of President George H. W. Bush today during his remarks at the Reagan Defense Forum in California.

Dec. 1, 2018

Defense Strategy Arresting Erosion of U.S. Military Advantage

The world is awash in change, but the new National Security Strategy serves as a rock of stability for the nation and like-minded countries, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said today at the Reagan National Defense Forum in California.

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