US Cyber Command hasn’t had difficulty recruiting the more than 6,000 members of its cyber mission force even though there was early attrition due to the difficulty of the training, CYBERCOM Deputy Commander Lt. Gen. Kevin McLaughlin said Tuesday at ASC16. It’s too early to tell if CYBERCOM will be able to retain its experienced cyber warriors in the long-term future, but McLaughlin said he thinks retention bonuses and the chance to do things they wouldn’t be able to do in the private industry, including fighting in the cyber domain, will keep enough on board. “We pay a lot of attention to that, but our view is they’re not all going to leave,” McLaughlin said.
US Central Command is investigating the March 17 strike
in Western Mosul that reportedly killed more than 100 civilians, though
the command maintains it consistently works to avoid civilian
China is “very, very close” to finishing its military
base in Djibouti, which is just a few miles from the US military’s hub
in the country, said US Africa Command chief Marine Corps Gen. Thomas
Waldhauser on Monday.
The F-35 program office is looking at adding capacity
for another AIM-120 AMRAAM radar-guided air-to-air missile in each of
the jet’s two weapons bays, increasing internal—and thus
stealthy—missile loadout by 50 percent, program director Lt. Gen.
Christopher Bogdan said March 22.
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