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Secretary of Defense Hagel Announces Nuclear Force Reforms

Secretary of Defense Hagel Announces Nuclear Force Reforms

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced today a comprehensive action plan to reform to the nuclear enterprise and called for additional critical investments in sustainment as well as measures to address longstanding cultural issues that have hurt the morale of […]


Wanted: Ideas for Transform Planes into “Aircraft Carriers in the Sky”

Wanted: Ideas for Transform Planes into “Aircraft Carriers in the Sky”

Military air operations typically rely on large, manned, robust aircraft, but such missions put these expensive assets-and their pilots-at risk. While small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) can reduce or eliminate such risks, they lack the speed, range and endurance of […]


USS North Dakota SSN 784 Commissioned

USS North Dakota SSN 784 Commissioned

USS North Dakota (SSN 784) officially became the Navy’s newest addition to the submarine force following a commissioning ceremony held Oct. 25, at Naval Submarine Base New London. North Dakota is the 11th Virginia-class attack submarine to join the fleet, […]


U.S., South Korea Reach Agreement for Wartime Control of Forces

U.S., South Korea Reach Agreement for Wartime Control of Forces

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Korean Minister of National Defense Han Min-koo met at the Pentagon today for the 46th Security Consultative Meeting. At the meeting, they agreed to implement South Korea’s proposal for a conditions-based approach to transferring […]


One Airdrop to Kurds Fighting in Kobani Intercepted

One Airdrop to Kurds Fighting in Kobani Intercepted

One bundle of weapons and medical supplies airdropped by U.S. forces to Kurdish fighters in Syria most likely fell into enemy hands, a Pentagon spokesman said today. The pallet was among 28 that were dropped by U.S. forces Oct. 19 […]


Anti-ISIS Strategy Working, Needs Patience, Austin Says

Anti-ISIS Strategy Working, Needs Patience, Austin Says

The strategy against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is working, but degrading and destroying the terror group will require “strategic patience,” Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III said today. Austin, the commander of U.S. Central Command, told […]


U.S., Saudi Arabia Conduct Airstrikes Against ISIL In Syria

U.S., Saudi Arabia Conduct Airstrikes Against ISIL In Syria

U.S. and Saudi Arabian military forces conducted eight airstrikes on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant targets in Syria yesterday and today, U.S. Central Command officials reported. Four airstrikes southwest of Kobani struck a large ISIL unit and a […]


Airstrikes Causing ISIL to Change Tactics

Airstrikes Causing ISIL to Change Tactics

Operations against the so-called Islamic State continue apace with 334 airstrikes against the terror group, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters at the Pentagon today. Those airstrikes, the admiral added, are causing the Islamic State of […]


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 […]


 
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