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In addition, China's well-documented anti-satellite, or ASAT, weapons tests have inspired international attention and influenced the Pentagon and US Air Force to accelerate strategies for satellite protection such as improving sensor resiliency, cyber ...
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) led bipartisan members of the Senate Homeland Security and governmental Affairs Committee in a letter urging President Donald Trump on Tuesday to fill vacant inspectors general (IG) positions.
The United States is spending an estimated $34 million to renovate a military base it has at an undisclosed location in the Middle East, a report says.
There are now two very different competing pictures about whether the United States mistakenly struck a mosque in Syria on the night of March 16, 2017.
WASHINGTON, April 21, 2017 - A Taliban attack on a mosque and a dining facility today at Camp Shaheen outside Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan has killed "probably more than 50" friendly Afghan forces and civilians, a U.S. Central Command spokesman ...
Soon after, they will hold an inaugural training class to qualify command civilians and non-aviation personnel for flight. The program meets former Secretary of the U.S. Navy Ray Mabus' direction and allows the NSWC PCD to continue flying UASs for the ...
DIUx works to bring emerging technologies more rapidly into the Defense Department, using a vehicle it calls a commercial solutions opening (CSO) - a form of other transactions agreement (OTA) for acquisitions.
Mattis was responding to a question on estimates by Afghan officials that nearly 100 fighters of an ISIS offshoot called Islamic State-Khorasan Province were killed April 14 when the U.S. dropped a GBU-43 Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb on what was ...
U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Thursday [April 13] struck an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with "the mother of all bombs," the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military, Pentagon officials said. [emphasis ...
ReLEx smile, a minimally invasive laser eye surgery, was approved by the FDA for the treatment of myopia, and U.S. Department of Defense refractive surgeons are now able to offer it to service members.
Lisa Wiswell, who has built her reputation in security circles working with the US Department of Defense (DoD), has joined GRIMM.
President Trump told columnist Michael Goodwin of the New York Post last week: "We're not going into Syria. Our policy hasn't changed.
Adm. Harry Harris, who heads U.S. Pacific Command, initially announced in a news release on April 8 that he had directed the Carl Vinson carrier strike group to "sail north" from Singapore, adding that the ships were being diverted from planned port ...
It's not surprising, as I don't think any senior leader inside the Defense Department even knows how many people are on the payroll of the military, civilian, and contractor workforces.
U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.), after testifying before the House Armed Services Committee during posture hearings at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington D.C.
Two weeks from today America will either be a laughingstock or Congress will have done the responsible thing, the necessary thing, and passed some kind of useful spending bills.
Stuttgart, Germany - A plan to shut down 15 military sites is under review by U.S. European Command, which is taking a second look at a Pentagon cost-saving initiative to consolidate installations in Britain and Germany. EUCOM officials say that ...
In West Virginia, where around 782,000 adults (less than half) are employed, the percentage of federal employees is slightly higher at three percent, or 23,100 jobs total as of 2013, according to data from the United States Department of Personnel and ...
... thousands of U.S. military personnel were working in Africa. There was a lot of concern about what would happen in the event of multiple patients coming to the United States with ebola. Hinson noted that the United States still has troops serving ...
In West Virginia, where around 782,000 adults (less than half) are employed, the percentage of federal employees is slightly higher at three percent, or 23,100 jobs total as of 2013, according to data from the United States Department of Personnel and ...
It's not surprising, as I don't think any senior leader inside the Defense Department even knows how many people are on the payroll of the military, civilian, and contractor workforces.
Although the Trump administration has moved an aircraft carrier strike group toward Korea and warned it would respond forcefully if Pyongyang conducts a nuclear test this weekend, likely U.S. military options range from bad to worse. satellite imagery ...
The deployed aircraft are supporting the transport of aid and personnel to flooded regions. This includes U.S. military personnel as well as personnel from the U.S. Agency For International Development's disaster Assistance Response Team. USAID is the ...
As first reported by Voice of America, an unspecified number of soldiers from the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division arrived in the capital, Mogadishu, on April 2. They are partnered with the Somali army and focused on improving its logistical ...
When the first wave of active-duty personnel who opt into the new Blended Retirement System (BRS) next year start to retire a decade later, they will face a decision on retired pay so unusual that the Department of Defense Board of Actuaries has called ...
Interestingly, the BPC points out that the obesity crisis facing the United States has found its way to the military. The paper cites a US Department of Defense (DOD) statistic showing that in 2011, approximately 12 percent of active-duty personnel ...
The Trump administration's April 11 directive to cut the federal workforce and improve performance runs parallel to initiatives DoD and Congress have been working on for years, but how much the directive will further those efforts is still unclear. The ...
WASHINGTON (CNN) - The US military dropped America's most powerful non-nuclear bomb on ISIS targets in Afghanistan Thursday, the first time this type of weapon has been used in battle, according to US officials. A GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast ...
The April 11 friendly fire incident was not the first in the history of the US military campaign in Syria. In June 2016, the Pentagon confirmed that the US had conducted a series of airstrikes in and around the city of Ma'ra in May, one of which killed ...
This marks the smallest active-duty force since 2001, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). In addition, the share of Americans serving in the ... Overall, 15% of DOD active-duty military ...
Dr. Chris Kratochvil, UNMC's associate vice chancellor for clinical research, said officials are looking to expand the capacity for transferring patients to biocontainment units in the United States. "It's critically important to ... They also will ...
Pentagon and VA officials have not released any details of what their plans might entail. Senior leaders at both departments have said the hiring freeze did not damage their ability to conduct daily priorities, but have conceded minor problems with ...
Officials have not said why the president tapped his national security adviser for this assignment, a move that's sure to be discussed in the Pentagon and in Kabul given the four-star Nicholson's vast background in Afghanistan. McMaster is a three-star ...
Like any large bureaucracy, USAFA is required to comply with numerous regulations. The AF has PROHIBITED AF Institutional Review Boards (IRB) from reviewing research that has an IRB determination from another organization (DoDI3216.02_AFI40-402 ...
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis made clear Tuesday that last week's U.S. cruise missile strike on a Syrian airfield did not mark the start of a new military campaign, but warned that any future use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar Assad ...
Washington (CNN) Lawyers who work at a camp at Guantanamo Bay filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that the Pentagon failed to properly investigate health hazards at facilities there that contain carcinogens.
The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter conducts strike operations while in the Mediterranean Sea. Porter, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security ...
WASHINGTON - Russia could have stopped its Syrian ally from conducting Tuesday's deadly poison gas attack that killed dozens of civilians, but did not, U.S. officials said Friday. That assessment, from a senior military officer who spoke on ...
Military planners took precautions to minimize risk to Russian and Syrian personnel located at the Syrian government airbase, Pentagon Spokesman Capt. Jef Davis said. President Trump ordered the U.S. warships to launch 50 Tomahawk cruise missiles at ...
Getty Images. The communication channel between the U.S. and Russian military is still open, Pentagon officials stressed Friday, despite reports that Russia may close it in response to the U.S. airstrike in Syria. ... Up to 100 Russian soldiers and ...
Fifty-nine US Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles were launched from the US warships USS Porter and USS Ross from the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said in a statement. Davis added that "extraordinary measures" ...
Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said in an official statement: "Russian forces were notified in advance of the strike using the established deconfliction line.
Tillerson said the U.S. had a high degree of confidence that sarin nerve gas had been used in Tuesday's chemical attack in northern Syria.
Every precaution was taken to execute this strike with minimal risk to personnel at the airfield. The strike was a proportional response to Assad's heinous act.
The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter conducts strike operations while in the Mediterranean Sea. Porter, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security ...
U.S. military officials released video late Thursday taken aboard the U.S. destroyers Porter and Ross as they launched Tomahawk missiles into Syria.
The US officially launched a strike on Syria on Thursday night, just days after the Syrian regime launched a chemical weapon attack on that country's civilians.
But the numbers are misleading considering the military has found a loophole by deploying more troops and security personnel on a temporary basis for less than six months. So instead of large-scale deployments, ... Some 3,592 of them are assigned in ...
An audit refers to an official financial examination, to which every person, corporation, and government organization in the United States is subject. To be exempt from an audit or to not be audited on an annual basis is practically unheard of, even if ...
DoD approves purchase of 200 Sikorsky helicopters. By Alexander Soule ..... Sikorsky aircraft tests in October 2016 a prototype of the CH-53K King Stallion helicopter it is selling to the U.S. Marine Corps to ferry soldiers and equipment in combat ...


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