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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.

March 13, 2019

China a Rising Threat to National Security, Say DOD Leaders

China is building up its military in ways that threaten U.S. and allied interests in the Western Pacific and in the South China Sea in particular, the deputy undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment said.

March 13, 2019

Early Work on Arlington Cemetery Expansion Starts Next Year

Arlington National Cemetery plans to grow southward onto property formerly occupied by the Navy Annex. Work there will begin next year, said the cemetery’s executive director.

March 12, 2019

$718.3 Billion Defense Budget Request Focuses on Threats

At $718.3 billion, the fiscal year 2020 defense budget request announced at the Pentagon by defense officials is an increase from last year’s $685 billion approved budget.

March 11, 2019

Sexual Assault Reports Up at Service Academies, But Down Servicewide

It’s “gravely concerning” that results of the most recent survey of the military service academies show another increase in sexual assault reports, the executive director of the Defense Department’s Office of Force Resiliency told lawmakers at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee personnel subcommittee.

March 11, 2019

NATO Continues to Strengthen in Response to Great Power Competition

NATO marks 70 years of existence next month and alliance members continue the mission of ensuring the organization is relevant and agile in a new era, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in Poland.

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