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  • 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 23 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…
    - 23 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…
    - 27 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…
    - 49 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…
    - 53 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…
    - 72 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…
    - 76 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…
    - 77 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…
    - 77 days ago, 15 Nov 14, 5:00am -

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    • 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…
      - 9 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…
      - 9 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. …
      - 12 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…
      - 23 days ago, 7 Jan 15, 3:54pm -
    • 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,…
      - 59 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…
      - 59 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…
      - 60 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…
      - 67 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…
      - 74 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…
      - 86 days ago, 5 Nov 14, 3:07pm -

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