Articles written by: US Department of Defense

US Reconsidering Troops Reductions In Europe

US Reconsidering Troops Reductions In Europe

NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe said today that Pentagon leaders are reviewing decisions to scale down U.S. military forces in Europe in light of the changing security environment on the continent triggered by Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula and […]


Armored Ground Vehicles Could Sprint, Dodge And Shield Their Way Out Of Danger

Armored Ground Vehicles Could Sprint, Dodge And Shield Their Way Out Of Danger

One of the key goals of DARPA’s Ground X-Vehicle Technology (GXV-T) program is improving the survivability of ground-based armored fighting vehicles by increasing vehicle agility. Vehicle agility involves the ability to autonomously avoid incoming threats, either by rapidly moving out […]


Obama Announces Counterterror Campaign Against ISIL

Obama Announces Counterterror Campaign Against ISIL

The United States will lead a broad coalition of nations to take the fight to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, President Barack Obama said in a nationally televised address tonight at the White House. The president vowed […]


Pentagon Notes ‘Exceptionally Capable’ Russian Force

Pentagon Notes ‘Exceptionally Capable’ Russian Force

The Russian troops amassed along the Ukrainian border have evolved to an exceptionally capable force, Defense Department spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren told Pentagon reporters today. While NATO estimates the number of Russian troops inside Ukraine number between 1,000 and […]


Pentagon: Russia Intensifies Efforts Inside Ukraine

Pentagon: Russia Intensifies Efforts Inside Ukraine

Russia continues to build up along its border with Ukraine and has moved sophisticated weapons systems into the country, the Pentagon press secretary said here today. Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters that Russian military forces are part of […]


Hagel: Seven Nations Pledge Arms for Iraqi Kurds in Fight Against ISIL

Hagel: Seven Nations Pledge Arms for Iraqi Kurds in Fight Against ISIL

Seven nations have joined the United States and the Iraqi government with pledges to provide arms to Kurdish forces in northern Iraq where they are battling terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel […]


Guam Is Strategic Hub To Asia-Pacific Rebalance

Guam Is Strategic Hub To Asia-Pacific Rebalance

Guam, because of its military bases, Army anti-ballistic missile system and location 3,300 miles west of Hawaii is an increasingly important strategic hub for the U.S. Asia-Pacific rebalance, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said today. Work’s visit here was part […]


New Ground X-Vehicle Technology Program Aims to Protect With Less Armor

New Ground X-Vehicle Technology Program Aims to Protect With Less Armor

For the past 100 years of mechanized warfare, protection for ground-based armored fighting vehicles and their occupants has boiled down almost exclusively to a simple equation: More armor equals more protection. Weapons’ ability to penetrate armor, however, has advanced faster […]


Hagel Seeks to Expand US-India Defense Relations

Hagel Seeks to Expand US-India Defense Relations

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in New Delhi today on his first trip to India as defense chief for what he described as get-acquainted meetings with the new government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi while seeking to expand common interests […]


 
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