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March 20, 2019

Military Officials Dispute Amnesty International Allegations of Civilian Casualties

Allegations by a human rights group that U.S. Africa Command is responsible for civilian casualties in Somalia are not correct, Defense Department officials said.

March 19, 2019

Defense Economic Director: Military Spending Important to Communities

In 2013, an economic shock wave hit many states and communities as they began to feel the full effects of the Budget Control Act of 2011, the director of the Defense Department's Office of Economic Adjustment said.

March 19, 2019

DARPA’s Director Outlines the Agency’s Future Programs

The work at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is about the future, based on a mission of breakthrough technologies and capabilities for national security, the agency's director said March 14.

March 18, 2019

Shanahan, French Counterpart Discuss Syria, Iraq During Pentagon Meeting

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan welcomed French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly to the Pentagon for talks centering on activities in the Middle East.

March 18, 2019

NATO Alliance Marking 70 Years, Looks to Counter Threats

As NATO prepares to mark its 70th anniversary, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance may have changed many times, but it has not compromised its foundational principle: the commitment of its member nations to protect and defend one another.

March 15, 2019

NATO Chairman Discusses Alliance’s Unique Role for Peace

NATO is the most successful organization of its type in history, and it is adapting to ensure it remains a force for peace in the future, the chairman of NATO’s Military Committee said.

March 14, 2019

Challenging Russian Information Operations Requires Whole-of-Government Approach

When it comes to competition “below the level of armed conflict,” such as information operations meant to influence adversaries, the U.S. can do more — and has the capacity to do so, the commander of U.S. European Command said.

March 14, 2019

NATO Military Committee Visits Pentagon, Discusses Alliance Strategy, Capabilities

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford welcomed the members of the NATO Military Committee to the Pentagon and offered to share with the alliance group the experiences of the U.S. in its development of the National Defense Strategy.

March 14, 2019

2020 Budget Focuses on High-End Threats, DOD Leaders Say

The $718 billion defense budget request for fiscal year 2020 addresses growing threats from Russia and China, the Defense Department’s top leaders told Congress.

March 14, 2019

DOD’s Artificial Intelligence Initiatives Outlined Before Senate

Three Defense Department research entities outlined the department’s artificial intelligence initiatives in the face of great power competition during a hearing held by the Senate Armed Services Committee.

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