Read More....... DOJ Finds Pensacola Attack ‘Act of Terrorism;’ New Rules for Foreign Military Students
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DOJ Finds Pensacola Attack ‘Act of Terrorism;’ New Rules for Foreign Military Students

The results of a Justice Department investigation into the Dec. 6 attack at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, were released this week and investigators have declared the attack was an…

Read More....... Statement by Director of Defense Intelligence Garry Reid
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Statement by Director of Defense Intelligence Garry Reid

On January 13th of 2020, the attorney general announced the results of the Department of Justice investigation of the December 6th, 2019, attack at Naval Air Station Pensacola that resulted…

Read More....... DOD Background Briefing on International Military Student Review
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DOD Background Briefing on International Military Student Review

The Defense Department conducted a review of and updated policies around the handling of foreign military students.

Read More....... Media Roundtable Background Briefing on DHS Request for DOD Assistance in Blocking Drug-Smuggling Corridors Along the Southern US Border
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Media Roundtable Background Briefing on DHS Request for DOD Assistance in Blocking Drug-Smuggling Corridors Along the Southern US Border

Senior Defense Department officials discuss border security with members of the media.

Read More....... Department of Defense Off-Camera Press Briefing by Assistant to the Secretary of Defense Hoffman and Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense Farah
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Department of Defense Off-Camera Press Briefing by Assistant to the Secretary of Defense Hoffman and Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense Farah

Department of Defense Off-Camera Press Briefing by Assistant to the Secretary of Defense Hoffman and Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense Farah following the January 8th missile attack on…

Read More....... Department Of Defense Off-Camera Press Briefing By Assistant to the Secretary of Defense Hoffman
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Department Of Defense Off-Camera Press Briefing By Assistant to the Secretary of Defense Hoffman

Jonathan Rath Hoffman, assistant to the secretary of defense for public affairs, briefed the press off-camera on issues ranging from progress in setting up the U.S. Space Force to Defense…

Read More....... DOD Commends Commanders’ Actions in Missile Attack
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DOD Commends Commanders’ Actions in Missile Attack

Commanders in Iraq “took every necessary step to ensure the safety of U.S. forces” during the Jan. 8 missile attack by Iran on Al Asad Air Base, Chief Pentagon Spokesperson…

Read More....... Speed Must Be Put Back Into DOD, Hyten Says
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Speed Must Be Put Back Into DOD, Hyten Says

Vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten said he will make sure speed is put back into every element of the Pentagon.

Read More....... MilTax: Military OneSource Offers Free Tax Prep
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MilTax: Military OneSource Offers Free Tax Prep

Tax season can be a dreaded time of year for many people, but the Defense Department’s Military OneSource offers the MilTax program to ease filing stress for service members and…

Read More....... U.S., French Military Leaders Discuss Terror Threat in West Africa
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U.S., French Military Leaders Discuss Terror Threat in West Africa

Army Gen. Mark A. Milley , chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discussed the terror threat in West Africa during NATO meetings this week and will present the French…

Read More....... King Legacy: ‘Fierce Urgency of Now’ Exists Today
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King Legacy: ‘Fierce Urgency of Now’ Exists Today

Deputy Defense Secretary David L. Norquist said that a half-century later, King’s words continue to ring true.

Read More....... DISA Defending, Improving DOD Network, Director Says
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DISA Defending, Improving DOD Network, Director Says

The Defense Information Systems Agency’s mission is to provide, operate and defend global command and control and information-sharing capabilities for the entire Defense Department, national-level leaders and coalition partners, the…

Read More....... U.S. – PRC Defense Policy Coordination Talks
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U.S. – PRC Defense Policy Coordination Talks

United States’ and People’s Republic of China (PRC) defense officials met in Beijing on January 14, 2020, for the 15th U.S.-China Defense Policy Coordination Talks. 

Read More....... DOD Updates Vetting Procedures for Foreign Students
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DOD Updates Vetting Procedures for Foreign Students

The Defense Department will announce updates to the vetting process for foreign military students “in the coming days,” the assistant to the secretary of defense for public affairs said today.

Read More....... Recruiting Challenges for Chaplains Mirror Other Military Jobs
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Recruiting Challenges for Chaplains Mirror Other Military Jobs

With more than 2,800 chaplains across the U.S. military, representing dozens of faith groups, maintaining adequate manning is a challenge.

Read More....... Face of Defense: To the Moon … And Beyond!
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Face of Defense: To the Moon … And Beyond!

Marine Corps Maj. Jasmin Moghbeli isn’t the first female active-duty Marine officer to pass the NASA astronaut training program, but her recent graduation means she’s on the short list to…

Read More....... Secretary Esper and Minister Kono Press Conference
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Secretary Esper and Minister Kono Press Conference

Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper and Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono met at the Pentagon to reaffirm the defense relationship between the United States and Japan.

Read More....... Pence Swears In First Chief of Space Operations at White House Event
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Pence Swears In First Chief of Space Operations at White House Event

Vice President Mike Pence swore in Air Force Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond as the highest-ranking military leader of the newly created U.S. Space Force in a ceremony that recognized the…

Read More....... Esper, Japanese Counterpart Reaffirm Bilateral Defense Relationship
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Esper, Japanese Counterpart Reaffirm Bilateral Defense Relationship

Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper and Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono met at the Pentagon to reaffirm the defense relationship between the United States and Japan.

Read More....... Readout of Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper’s Meeting With Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono
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Readout of Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper’s Meeting With Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono

Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper hosted Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono at the Pentagon, where they reaffirmed the strength of the U.S.-Japan alliance.

Read More....... Strength, Innovation Essential to National Defense Strategy
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Strength, Innovation Essential to National Defense Strategy

The National Defense Strategy needs to be strong and innovative in order to deter conflict or to win if diplomacy and deterrence fails, Army Chief of Staff Gen. James C….