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  • Kendall: Workforce Development Needed to Sustain Tech Superiority
    The Defense Department's top acquisition official yesterday made his third visit to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, home to U.S. Navy Naval Air Systems Command, or NAVAIR.Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Logistics and Techn…
    - 96 days ago, 1 Apr 15, 4:00am -
  • Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq
    U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.Officials reported details of the latest…
    - 99 days ago, 29 Mar 15, 4:00am -
  • NBA’s Houston Rockets Visit Arlington Cemetery, Pentagon
    Crisp winds snapped across the sprawling grounds here today as members of the National Basketball Association’s Houston Rockets visited gravesites of fallen service members, met with an Army widow, and laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Sol…
    - 100 days ago, 28 Mar 15, 4:00am -
  • U.S. Added Speed, Scale to West Africa Ebola Fight
    Since Sept. 2014, when U.S. Army Africa leadership arrived in Liberia to help contain the historic outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa, the United States is transitioning its contributions to civilian and nongovernmental organizations th…
    - 27 Feb 15, 5:00am -
  • Army Approves Purple Hearts for Fort Hood Shooting Victims
    Army Secretary John M. McHugh announced today that he has approved awarding the Purple Heart and its civilian counterpart, the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Defense of Freedom, to victims of a 2009 shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, following a cha…
    - 6 Feb 15, 5:00am -
  • DoD Launches Child Care Website to Ease Moving Transitions
    As military families move frequently and face a host of concerns, finding child care can be one of the greatest challenges, Barbara Thompson, director of military community and policy’s office of family policy/children and youth/special needs, sa…
    - 28 Jan 15, 5:00am -
  • DoD Officials Announce European Infrastructure Consolidation
    Defense Department officials today announced plans to consolidate some military infrastructure in Europe to save the U.S. government more than $500 million annually while maintaining capability and commitments.The plans represent the culmination…
    - 8 Jan 15, 5:00am -
  • U.S., Partner Nations Continue Airstrikes Against ISIL
    U.S. and partner-nation military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.Officials provided details on the f…
    - 8 Jan 15, 5:00am -
  • USS Fort Worth Joins Sampson in Search Efforts
    The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth has joined the guided missile destroyer USS Sampson in the Java Sea to assist in the Indonesian-led international search effort for downed AirAsia Flight 8501, according to a U.S. 7th Fleet news release issue…
    - 4 Jan 15, 5:00am -
  • Thousands Gather to Honor Fallen Veterans for Wreaths Across America Day
    Amid crisp air and the aroma of pine needles, thousands gathered to lay remembrance wreaths on veterans’ headstones here to mark National Wreaths Across America Day, and in doing so drew one of the annual event’s largest turnouts in its 23 year…
    - 13 Dec 14, 5:00am -

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    • Iraq, Afghanistan, and the U.S. military’s morale “crisis”
      Editor's Note: This piece was originally published on Lawfare.In April 2015, USA Today reported a disconcerting, if somewhat incongruous, finding about the Army’s morale. Despite a six-year, $287 million effort to make troops more optimistic…
      - 6 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 7:39pm -
    • Deconstructing Syria: Towards a regionalized strategy for a confederal country
      U.S. policy towards Syria since the Arab spring uprisings of 2011 has been a litany of miscalculation, frustration, and tragedy for the people of that ill-fated land. The ascendance of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) as the major el…
      - 12 days ago, 23 Jun 15, 3:14pm -
    • Is Russia really a threat to NATO?
      Michael O'Hanlon joined a Russia Today panel to discuss the ongoing crisis between Russia and NATO. While O'Hanlon notes that bringing Ukraine into NATO would be counterproductive, a new security architecture for the region -- one that includes Mos…
      - 20 days ago, 15 Jun 15, 2:00pm -
    • Moving the ball forward on acquisition reform
      These days, at the Pentagon and on Capitol Hill, reform in the way the Pentagon buys weaponry remains a hot topic. Under Secretary of Defense Frank Kendall released his “Better Buying Power 3.0” vision for improvements in how the Department of…
      - 24 days ago, 11 Jun 15, 5:20pm -
    • Getting it right: Optimal active Army end strength
      Thirteen years of sustained combat in Iraq and Afghanistan has wearied our citizens and civilian leaders and placed significant strain on our national budget. Sequestration triggered by the Budget Control Act of 2011 has created an environment wher…
      - 35 days ago, 1 Jun 15, 4:00am -
    • The role of civil-military-police coordination in supporting durable solutions to displacement
      The relationship between displacement and security would appear to be obvious: refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) are often displaced because of a lack of security, and cannot find solutions to displacement until security is reestabli…
      - 37 days ago, 29 May 15, 6:07pm -
    • What's next in eastern Ukraine? More of the same.
      Concern is rising over the situation in eastern Ukraine, with reports of increased shelling across the line of contact and rising casualties, as well as of Russia arming and organizing separatist forces while assembling regular army units along the…
      - 59 days ago, 7 May 15, 3:45pm -
    • Tides of change: Taiwan's evolving position in the South China Sea
      Taiwan, along with China and four Southeast Asian countries, is a claimant in the South China Sea, though this fact is sometimes overlooked. On paper, Taiwan and China share the same claims. The dashed or U-shaped line encapsulating much of the Sou…
      - 60 days ago, 7 May 15, 4:00am -
    • Little England: Why the British election matters to the United States
      Foreign elections don’t get a lot of attention in the United States. These days, particularly, we are a bit caught up in our own imminent presidential election—it is a mere 18 months away. And, honestly, from an American perspective, such elect…
      - 61 days ago, 5 May 15, 4:30pm -
    • Acquisition reform: Increasing competition, cutting costs, and out-innovating the enemy
      Event InformationApril 13, 20151:30 PM - 3:30 PM EDTFalk AuditoriumBrookings Institution1775 Massachusetts Avenue NWWashington, DC 20036Register for the EventThe Department of Defense (DoD) acquisitions process has been called outdated, u…
      - 83 days ago, 13 Apr 15, 5:30pm -

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