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U.S. Officials Continually Assess Status of Afghanistan Retrograde 

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 22:11:00 GMT
U.S. leaders continually assess the progress of the retrograde from Afghanistan and the state of operations in the country and adjust accordingly, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.

DOD Budget Request Focused on Innovations for Warfighter, Hicks Says 

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 21:43:41 GMT
The fiscal year 2022 budget request reflect the pacing threat from China, as well as threats from Russia, North Korea, Iran, transnational challenges and climate change, to name a few, the deputy defense secretary said.

COVID-19 Effects Waning Across Defense Department, Pentagon 

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 21:08:00 GMT
By Wednesday, the restrictions on Pentagon personnel that were the result of COVID-19 will lift a bit, providing the ability for more personnel to work in the building and for larger numbers of people to gather in one location, the Pentagon press secretary said.

Fiscal 2022 DOD Budget Request Looks to Future Preparedness 

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 20:27:00 GMT
The fiscal 2022 president's defense request begins the shift of monies to the future with record research and development spending in cutting edge technologies, defense leaders told the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Official Details DOD Missile Defense Strategy 

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 16:42:35 GMT
The Defense Department will review its missile defense policies, strategies and capabilities to ensure the U.S. has effective missile defenses, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for nuclear and missile defense policy said.

Defense, State Agree: Diversity, Inclusion Important for Mission Success 

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 16:25:00 GMT
Diversity and inclusion are as important to the State Department's ability to conduct diplomacy as they are to the Defense Department's ability to defend the nation. Department leaders discussed the importance of diversity and inclusion in the success of their respective agencies.

NATO Stands Together as Biden Reaffirms U.S. Commitment to Alliance 

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 17:29:00 GMT
The United States regards Article 5 of NATO's founding treaty which states an attack on one country is an attack on all as a sacred commitment, President Joe Biden said in Brussels.

Official Says Input From Allies on Nuclear Posture Review to Be Important 

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 22:20:00 GMT
Nuclear deterrence remains the Defense Department's highest priority mission, the acting assistant secretary of defense for strategy, plans and capabilities said, adding that more is needed to confront these growing, multifaceted threats.

Border Barrier Money Returns, Ukraine Aid Package Announced 

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 21:53:00 GMT
The Biden administration's cancellation of border barriers returns $2.2 billion to the Defense Department, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.

DOD Leaders Share Their Intelligence Threat Assessments 

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 20:04:00 GMT
Defense intelligence leaders addressed the capabilities and gaps of military intelligence during a hearing before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations.

Missile Defense Review Will Address Growing Threats From Iran, North Korea, Others 

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 16:30:22 GMT
With nations such as North Korea, Iran, Russia and China all maturing their missile technology, the Defense Department plans to launch a review of its own missile defense policies, strategies and capabilities over the next few months.

Milley Says Budget Request Balances Readiness, Modernization 

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 19:58:00 GMT
President Joe Biden's fiscal year 2022 defense budget request strikes a balance between readiness today and future modernization, Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said.

Austin Calls DOD FY22 Budget Request 'Right Mix of Capabilities' 

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 19:08:00 GMT
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III told the Senate Armed Services Committee that President Joe Biden's fiscal year 2022 budget request is the right mix for the Defense Department.

DOD Announces Center to Collaborate on, Advance Shared Interests in Arctic Region 

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 21:29:00 GMT
The Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies will be the sixth regional center for the Defense Department, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.

Austin Signs Internal Directive to Unify Department's China Efforts 

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 18:33:00 GMT
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III issued an internal directive to laser-focus Defense Department efforts to address China as the nation's number one pacing challenge.

Austin: 'No One Should Have to Hide Who They Love to Serve the Country They Love' 

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 16:59:00 GMT
The Defense Department celebrates the extraordinary achievements of its LGBTQ+ service members, civilian employees and their families' sacrifices during Pride Month, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said.

Official Says DOD on Track to Accelerate Delivery of Hypersonic Weapons 

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 12:13:54 GMT
Hypersonics is a key element of the Defense Department's modernization activity, delivering high-speed, long-range lethal effects that can take out high-priority targets on the battlefield, a key Defense Department official said.

DOD Vaccine Centers Draw Down to 5 

Tue, 08 Jun 2021 21:13:00 GMT
After much success administering millions of COVID-19 vaccines, many community vaccination centers staffed by the Defense Department and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are closing.

Hicks Provides Overview of DOD Priorities 

Tue, 08 Jun 2021 20:15:00 GMT
The fiscal year 2022 defense budget request is aligned to the National Security Strategy and the National Defense Strategy and is guided by the Defense Department's priorities, Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen H. Hicks said.

U.S. Leaders See NATO Summit as Means to Strengthen Trans-Atlantic Ties 

Mon, 07 Jun 2021 19:33:00 GMT
President Joe Biden and Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III will attend next week's NATO Summit, stressing America's commitment to collective defense.


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