Here's a look at how the Defense Department is being impacted by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The briefing comes as the Guard plans a massive show of force to prevent violence during President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.
Governors around the country began ramping up security at their state capitols, including activating their states’ National Guards, in preparation for what the Federal Bureau of Investigation identified as massive armed protests planned in every state capital in the country leading up to Inauguration Day.
The head of the Mossad is expected to serve as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main liaison with the new administration, because of his personal acquaintance with the President-elect and many of his senior officials developed while he was head of Israel's National Security Council.
Less than two weeks after the position of the Defense Department’s chief management officer officially ceased to exist, the Pentagon has already taken major steps to replace the CMO’s functions elsewhere in its organizational chart.
President-elect Joe Biden, for his part, has given no indication that he will seek to overturn the creation of the Space Force, said Todd Harrison, an aerospace and budget expert with the Center for International and Strategic Studies. “It’s fair to say that if the Space Force did not exist right now, the Biden administration probably wouldn’t create it,” he said. “But now that it does exist, I think that they’re going to work with it and try to continue the implementation of it.”
The Defense Department has dropped a plan to expand military exchange shopping privileges to its civilian employees.
“The mysterious sixth-generation plane came to life in just one year,” writes outgoing Air Force acquisition boss Will Roper. “This breakthrough tech helps explain how.”