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  • 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…
    - 7 days ago, 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…
    - 28 days ago, 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…
    - 37 days ago, 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…
    - 57 days ago, 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…
    - 57 days ago, 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…
    - 61 days ago, 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…
    - 83 days ago, 13 Dec 14, 5:00am -
  • Hagel Expresses Gratitude to U.S. Troops in Kuwait
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel thanked U.S. troops and their families yesterday on behalf of all Americans for their sacrifice during the holiday season, and for carrying out an essential mission at Camp Buehring, Kuwait.The defense secretary hel…
    - 87 days ago, 9 Dec 14, 5:00am -
  • Vice Chairman Joins USO in Salute to Military Chefs
    The vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff joined the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore in recognizing the talents of military chefs and enlisted aides during a Salute to Military Chefs event here yesterday.Navy Adm. James A. Winnefel…
    - 20 Nov 14, 5:00am -
  • Medal of Honor Recipient Says He’s ‘No Hero’ During Defense Forum
    Former Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore A. Giunta, who in 2010 became the first living Medal of Honor recipient since the Vietnam War, says he is not a hero."It makes me feel awkward. I struggled with it for a long time," Giunta said about being called…
    - 16 Nov 14, 5:00am -

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    • We still need U.S. bases in Afghanistan
      On Feb. 9, a U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan’s Helmand province killed Abdul Rauf, an Islamic State leader attempting to spread the would-be caliphate’s influence into South Asia. While key operational details have not been made public, we can…
      - 14 days ago, 20 Feb 15, 8:19pm -
    • Examining China's Rise and its Implications for the U.S. Defense Budget
      On February 6, the Center on 21st Century Security and Intelligence at Brookings held an event on China’s Rise and its implications for the U.S. defense budget. Joining me were Richard Bush of the Brookings Center on East Asia Policy Studies, Dav…
      - 25 days ago, 9 Feb 15, 7:00pm -
    • China’s Rise: Implications for U.S. National Security and the Defense Budget
      Event InformationFebruary 6, 201510:00 AM - 11:30 AM ESTFalk Auditorium1775 Massachusetts Ave., NWWashington, DCRegister for the EventChina’s rise constitutes one of the great historical events of our time, and its implications for U.S.…
      - 28 days ago, 6 Feb 15, 3:00pm -
    • How Not to Squander Hard-Won Gains in Afghanistan
      As President Obama prepares to pull all U.S. combat forces from Afghanistan by the end of next year, the recent news coverage of America’s longest war is depressingly violent and familiar. Suicide bombings and insider attacks in Kabul, Taliban co…
      - 29 days ago, 5 Feb 15, 8:00pm -
    • Why Arming the Ukrainians is a Bad Idea
      Steve Pifer is a good friend and a treasured colleague. And Strobe Talbott is my boss—so it goes without saying that I greatly admire his work. But as important as friendship and job security are to me, I still can only conclude that their propo…
      - 31 days ago, 3 Feb 15, 4:30pm -
    • Ukraine needs America's help
      The new year has brought more misery to Ukraine. Separatist fighters, supported by Russian troops, have launched attacks in Donetsk and Luhansk. Diplomatic efforts have made no progress toward a settlement — or even toward firming up a cease-fire…
      - 36 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 5:00am -
    • 5 Questions (and Answers) About President Obama’s Trip to India
      1. Why is President Obama going to India? President Obama is going to India for its Republic Day celebrations. The Indian government invited him to be the chief guest for that commemoration. His visit from January 25 to 27 will follow closely on t…
      - 44 days ago, 21 Jan 15, 10:30pm -
    • For Prudent Crisis Planning on Terror
      Editor's Note: This piece, published in The Hindu, is an excerpt from a policy memo that was part of a briefing book produced by the Brookings India Initiative entitled The Second Modi-Obama Summit: Building the India-U.S. Partnership. The briefing…
      - 44 days ago, 21 Jan 15, 5:00pm -
    • China and Japan's Great Clash over the Senkakus
      Within the pages of the National Interest, I have had the privilege of being part of a recent discussion about the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands in the East China Sea with Robert Manning and Ryan Scoville, two very accomplished and fair-minded scholars. …
      - 47 days ago, 18 Jan 15, 6:56pm -
    • Protecting the Gains in Afghanistan
      By most U.S. media accounts, Afghanistan is at best a largely forgotten cause; at worst, lost. Even apart from the recent attacks on Kabul and Taliban gains, costs have been higher and accomplishments less solid than they should have been.But meas…
      - 58 days ago, 7 Jan 15, 3:54pm -

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