Here's a look at how the Defense Department is being impacted by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
U.S. President Donald Trump has until Dec. 23 to decide whether to veto the $740 billion National Defense Authorization Act or allow the annual measure setting policy for the Department of Defense to become law, a House of Representatives aide said on Dec. 14.
“Only by combining a balanced set of talents do we get a successful whole,” writes retired USAF Lt. Gen. David A. Deptula, dean of AFA’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies. “That is why senior positions need to reflect the diversity of perspectives necessary to achieve this professional synergy. Too much is at stake to consider any other option.”
The Trump administration continued efforts to replace Pentagon advisers with loyalists as it tapped former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and others on Dec. 14 to replace ousted members of the Defense Policy Board, an independent outside body.
There is no end to the important priorities for the Defense Department and the armed services it operates, but there is a limit to the dollars they can expect. And they can expect shifts in priorities as a new administration comes into authority. The podcast features Todd Harrison of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
The final F-15SA advanced fighter aircraft were delivered Dec. 10 to the Royal Saudi Air Force—a key milestone supporting the National Defense Strategy imperative to strengthen alliances and attract new partners.
The Defense Department needs to improve governance and oversight of EMS strategies in order to maintain operational control, according to a new audit.
NSTXL, a company that helps commercial businesses compete for government contracts, has been selected to manage the U.S. Space Force’s Space Enterprise Consortium for the next 10 years. Based in Arlington, Va., NSTXL is short for National Security Technology Accelerator.
Following three months of delays, the National Reconnaissance Office successfully launched its fifth mission of 2020 on Dec. 10 from the renamed Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Fla.
The Air Force Research Laboratory successfully demonstrated new warhead technologies for high-speed weapons at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., on Nov. 18.
The Navy has ended its search for a sailor who fell from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt into the Pacific Ocean last week. The service ended search and rescue efforts for the missing sailor “and has changed his status to deceased,” according to a statement released Dec. 13.
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Journey into the shadowy world of the aggressors—where they came from, where they're going, what it takes to become one, and what it's like being one.