The Defense Department must be willing to take on more
“risk” and be more “willing to fail,” said Gen. Paul Selva, Vice
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Thursday.
Iranian boats for the second consecutive day harassed
US Navy ships in the Arabian Gulf on Wednesday, prompting a US Navy ship
to fire warning shots into the water.
Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Paul J.
Selva on Thursday called on the Defense Department to regain its lost
position of leadership in research and development.
One of the Defense Department’s top priorities is the
development of technology that enables the “partnership of humans and
machines to speed the making of decisions,” said Air Force Gen. Paul
Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs, on Thursday.
July marked the first full month that US aircraft had
the authority to target the Taliban in Afghanistan, and that authority
resulted in the busiest month of the past year.
While Afghan forces are able to handle the bulk of
ongoing missions targeting ISIS and the Taliban, there are still about
20 percent that involve US forces, including one earlier this week that
resulted in the death of a US Army Green Beret.
US and NATO advisers responded to Wednesday's terror
attack at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul to help Afghan
troops end the siege, but did not actively take part in the assault.
A group activated this summer at Pope Army Airfield,
N.C.—the only en route operations group in the continental United
States—is overseeing a large increase of joint operations there.
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