Here's a look at how the Defense Department is being impacted by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien on Oct. 16 said that some 2,500 U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan beyond Christmas, seeking to clarify a series of mixed messages from senior Trump Administration officials and dismissing a recent tweet from the President.
The report summarizes suicide counts and annual rates for the Active component, Reserve, and National Guard.
The Space Force may not yet have its own boot camp, but the service's very first direct enlistees are about to head to entry-level training nonetheless. Chief Master Sgt. Roger Towberman, senior enlisted leader of the Space Force, said seven new recruits will head to basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, where they'll train alongside Air Force recruits—albeit with a few distinctions.
The U.S. Air Force has met full operational capability readiness for Northrop Grumman Corporation’s AN/APG-83 SABR active electronically scanned array radar on Air National Guard F-16s to meet a U.S. Northern Command Joint Emergent Operational Need for homeland defense.
Health Protection Condition level Bravo means the risk is moderate and there has been an increase in community transmissions—down from HPCON Charlie, which stipulates the risk is substantial and there has been sustained community transmission, according to the Defense Department.
The American Federation of Government Employees said Oct. 15 that new data it obtained via the Freedom of Information Act underscores its allegations of systemic racism pervading the Veterans Affairs Department.
Turkey's decision to test the S-400 is another defiant step that is likely to reignite tensions between it and its NATO allies.