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  • 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…
    - 6 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…
    - 10 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…
    - 29 days ago, 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…
    - 33 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 5:00am -
  • Dempsey Arrives in Baghdad for Anti-ISIL Campaign Talks
    Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived in Baghdad, Iraq’s capital city, today in an unannounced visit for talks with U.S. and Iraqi officials on the way ahead in the campaign against the Islamic State of I…
    - 34 days ago, 15 Nov 14, 5:00am -
  • Hagel Announces New Defense Innovation, Reform Efforts
    In a keynote speech tonight at the 2014 Reagan National Defense Forum, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced a plan to harness the brightest minds and cutting-edge technology to change the way the Department of Defense innovates and operates.O…
    - 34 days ago, 15 Nov 14, 5:00am -
  • Dempsey Discusses Leadership at Syracuse University
    You don’t get to be the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff without learning something about leadership along the way.Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey has been a leader at every military level throughout his 40-year career and he shared some of h…
    - 47 days ago, 2 Nov 14, 4:00am -
  • Dempsey Discusses 'Strategy in the Open' at Syracuse Event
    The world has always faced challenges, but the difference today is many strategy and policy decisions are made in public, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said yesterday at Syracuse University in Central New York.Army Gen. Martin E. Dem…
    - 48 days ago, 1 Nov 14, 4:00am -
  • Obama Speaks With Troops Deployed in Operation United Assistance
    President Barack Obama has spoken with service personnel working to stop the spread of Ebola in West Africa to offer his profound gratitude for their role in Operation United Assistance.  Here is the statement released by the White House: T…
    - 48 days ago, 1 Nov 14, 4:00am -
  • Hagel Orders Expeditionary Ebola Support Team
    In response to a request by the Department of Health and Human Services, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today ordered U.S. Northern Command to prepare and train a 30-member expeditionary medical support team that could, if required, provide short-no…
    - 61 days ago, 19 Oct 14, 4:00am -

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    • A Framework for Resolving Japan-China Dispute over Islands
      How to make sense of the dispute between Japan and China over some half a dozen uninhabited islets in the East China Sea known as the Diaoyu to the Chinese and the Senkaku to the Japanese?With a combined area of just a couple of square kilometers,…
      - 16 days ago, 3 Dec 14, 4:30am -
    • Amid the Debate Over a Buffer Zone, Challenging Questions on How it Would Work
      Editor's Note: This interview on a proposed buffer zone between Turkey and Syria was originally published by Syria Deeply. In September, the Islamic State (ISIS) launched an offensive on the Syrian town of Kobani, a strategic town on the Turkish…
      - 16 days ago, 2 Dec 14, 8:01pm -
    • Taiwan and Asia
      Editor's Note: On December 2, Richard Bush gave a presentation on "Taiwan in Asia" at "Taiwan's Elections, Cross-Strait Relations, and Taiwan's Role in East Asia," a two-day event co-hosted by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard Univ…
      - 17 days ago, 2 Dec 14, 5:00am -
    • Reflections on Defense Secretary Hagel's Tenure
      I was never convinced that Secretary Hagel was the strongest choice for the position two years ago, but now that he is being pushed out, I am not sure that he's the fair target for an administration foreign policy that--whatever its other strengths…
      - 25 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 4:44pm -
    • History, Politics, and Policy in the U.S.-Korea Alliance
      Event InformationNovember 17, 20149:00 AM - 6:30 PM ESTFalk AuditoriumBrookings Institution1775 Massachusetts Avenue NWWashington, DC 20036Register for the EventThe U.S.-ROK alliance is founded on the shared experiences of the Korean War…
      - 32 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
    • The U.S. Navy, China’s Navy, and Future Maritime Strategy: Remarks by CNO Adm. Jonathan Greenert
      Citing security and fiscal changes since 2007, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert described to a Brookings audience yesterday the Navy’s maritime strategy moving forward, emphasizing the “value of presence to be where it ma…
      - 44 days ago, 5 Nov 14, 3:07pm -
    • Steadying Allied Defenses in Korea
      A quarter century after the Cold War ended everywhere else, North Korea is still going strong. Why, then, have the United States and South Korea been planning to weaken their military alliance through a flawed policy known as “OpCon transfer”?…
      - 58 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 5:02pm -
    • Tensions Rising Dangerously in South Asia
      India and Pakistan have fought four wars since 1947 and had several crises that went to the brink of war. Both tested nuclear weapons in 1998. Now tensions are escalating between the two again.It began in May, when a heavily armed squad of Pakista…
      - 61 days ago, 19 Oct 14, 4:00pm -
    • A Systematic Use of Performance Based Logistics Will Save DoD Money
      On Tuesday October 14, the national security industrial base working group at Brookings held an event on the arcane-sounding topic of performance-based logistics or PBL.  This idea is a way of making the Department of Defense more efficient and mo…
      - 64 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 6:45pm -
    • Cutting Defense Department Costs without Undermining U.S. Readiness
      Event InformationOctober 14, 201410:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDTRoom 1026Service Employees International Union1800 Massachusetts Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20036Register for the EventGenerating savings remains a major goal within the Department of…
      - 66 days ago, 14 Oct 14, 2:00pm -

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