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Australia's moves to contain covert Chinese interference have "woken up" the world, according to a senior official in the Pentagon. ... He is a former navy intelligence officer, served as a top Asia policy official in the State Department under Colin Powell, and worked as an attache in the US embassy in Beijing ...
A top Pentagon industrial base policy official confirmed today the Defense Department will be reviewing General Dynamics' proposed deal to acquire CSRA. The $9.6 billion deal, announced earlier this month, would create a government IT services behemoth. Jerry McGinn, principal deputy director of the ...

... on track to receive recommendations aimed at strengthening the health of the defense-industrial base, a top Pentagon industrial base policy official said Monday. ... Those groups include representatives from the Pentagon and other agencies like the departments of Commerce and Homeland Security.
The goal of DoD's recommendations is to deter war, not to fight one, he pointed out. “If nuclear weapons are employed in conflict, it is because deterrence failed,” he said. “And the goal of the 2018 NPR is to make sure that deterrence will not fail.” Modernization of the U.S. nuclear deterrent, adoption of ...
Some current and former Pentagon policy officials and military commanders in Africa expressed skepticism about curtailing the training and advising missions in which ... “I'm not sure retreating from programs is the answer,” said Brian McKeon, a former top Pentagon policy official who visited Niger in 2015.
12-13 in Rome, conducting bilateral meetings with senior officials, including Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti, Pentagon officials said in a ... to participate in the 54th Munich Security Conference, where he will discuss current crises and future challenges in European security policy, officials said.

The recently released National Security Strategy provides the necessary framing for the Pentagon and the National Defense Strategy, signed by Mattis, provides ... According to former defense policy official Jim Thomas, China and Russia challenge the U.S. military with advanced conventional capabilities, ...
“While DoD maintains expert counterterrorism forces -- the best in the world, bar none -- capable of conducting precision air strikes and complex raids to protect our interests, we are focused principally on helping our partners build their own capabilities and expand their capacity to fight these terrorist ...
12-13 in Rome, conducting bilateral meetings with senior officials, including Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti, Pentagon officials said in a ... to participate in the 54th Munich Security Conference, where he will discuss current crises and future challenges in European security policy, officials said.
The recently released National Security Strategy provides the necessary framing for the Pentagon and the National Defense Strategy, signed by Mattis, provides ... According to former defense policy official Jim Thomas, China and Russia challenge the U.S. military with advanced conventional capabilities, ...
Some current and former Pentagon policy officials and military commanders in Africa expressed skepticism about curtailing the training and advising missions in which ... “I'm not sure retreating from programs is the answer,” said Brian McKeon, a former top Pentagon policy official who visited Niger in 2015.
It is not hard to imagine Republican “never Trumpers” who might help shape a future administration or Democratic foreign-policy officials wanting to ... In making their personal commitment not to retaliate explicit, former and potential future State Department, Pentagon, and White House officials can play a ...
Amanda J. Dory, who had just stepped down as the Pentagon's top Africa policy official, warned that “we're seeing some signs” that the Islamic State was further “regrouping in Libya.” Some aides urged the president to increase the modest number of military advisers in Libya — roughly two dozen Special ...
The Pentagon-led review of the U.S. nuclear arsenal and the policies that govern it was ordered by Trump a year ago. ... Robert Soofer, a senior nuclear policy official at the Pentagon who helped direct the policy review, said Moscow is likely to push back on the U.S. plan for fielding those two additional ...
Second, “in the longer term”, the administration would develop a nuclear-armed sea-launched cruise missile — re-establishing a weapon that existed during the cold wwar but was retired in 2011 by the Obama administration. Robert Soofer, a senior nuclear policy official at the Pentagon who helped direct ...
Around 50 percent of the civilian workforce and thousands of contractors who work for the Department of Defense in support of the military are now ... That could have an important impact on how the military fights, James Miller, the top Pentagon policy official during the last government shutdown in 2013, ...
Furthermore, long-term defense planning is an essential part of programming within the Department of Defense — i.e. the Planning, Programming, .... Additionally, it is problematic that long-term defense planning methods can survive the stress that would inevitably befall policy officials and planners in ...

Senators confirmed Rood, a missile defense and arms proliferation expert, as undersecretary of defense for policy on an 81-7 vote, with several senators absent. In his new post, Rood will develop defense and national security policy and serve as the principal adviser to the Pentagon's civilian leaders on ...
Since then, current and former officials, including former Pentagon official Michael Vickers and former CIA deputy director Michael Morell have said that the ... Michael Sulmeyer, a former senior cyber policy official in the U.S. Defense Department, told me that the 2018 midterm election will present the ...
Since then, current and former officials, including former Pentagon official Michael Vickers and former CIA deputy director Michael Morell have said that the ... Michael Sulmeyer, a former senior cyber policy official in the U.S. Defense Department, told me that the 2018 midterm election will present the ...
... White House Chief of Staff Alexander Haig confided to a former Pentagon colleague that Nixon was “distracted, spending so much time on Watergate, it's destroying his ability to lead.” Haig even repeatedly urged a top telecommunications policy official to not bring anything substantive to Nixon's attention ...
Armed with this report, I have joined with ISOA board members to meet personally with members of Congress, top Department of Defense and Department of State acquisition and policy officials, and Afghanistan's ambassador to the United States. Our research has found that our partners in Defense and ...
Now that the Pentagon is reportedly adjusting the amount of military assistance it offers to the Syrian Kurds, the tables have turned. ... What it does mean, however, is that U.S. foreign policy officials cannot afford to close its eyes to the costs in bilateral relations that will inevitably arise with every decision a ...
The Pentagon has submitted operational plans to the White House which outline at least two years of combat operations in Somalia against the ... offensive Somalia has provoked an outcry from a section of foreign policy officials, who fear that Trump's “no holds barred” military strategy in Somalia will have ...
The Trump administration is expected to publish its Nuclear Posture Review early next year, which will guide its nuclear weapons policy. Officials are seeking ways to bring Russia back into ... Producing such a missile would take many years and cost billions of dollars that the Pentagon can ill afford.
The Pentagon's top policy official said on Thursday “there is no purely military solution to the terrorism threat in Africa.” Speaking before the House Foreign Relations Committee, acting under secretary of defense for policy David Trachtenberg said the Department of Defense “is committed to promoting ...
“While DoD maintains expert counterterrorism forces -- the best in the world, bar none -- capable of conducting precision air strikes and complex raids to protect our interests, we are focused principally on helping our partners build their own capabilities and expand their capacity to fight these terrorist ...
Robert Soofer, a senior nuclear policy official at the Pentagon who helped direct the policy review, said Moscow is likely to push back on the U.S. plan for fielding those two additional weapons. “I'm sure they won't respond well,” Soofer said Feb. 1. The press secretary at the Russian Embassy in Washington ...
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (Yonhap) -- U.S. President Donald Trump has picked his nominee for the Pentagon's top official in charge of Asian and ...
... hostile intent in what Department of Defense (DOD) leaders call the likely ... The NIPF's purpose is to provide senior policy officials a vehicle to dictate ..... 2 Marcus Weisgerber, “Dempsey's Final Instruction to the Pentagon: ...
Senate Approves Trump Pick For DOD Deputy Secretary ... for a top civilian policy official at the U.S. Department of Defense on Tuesday as the ... and helps determine Pentagon strategy for cybersecurity, stances toward allies ...
... was Randy Schriver, who is expected to be appointed by the Trump administration as the senior Asia policy official in the Pentagon shortly.
... administration foreign-policy official, I'd encourage you to keep this list ... I have spoken with National Security Council, Pentagon, and State ...
The Department of Defense (DOD) has not fully implemented the three ... Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy officials noted that the ...
The plan by the Pentagon and State Department has been ... said Evelyn Farkas, the Pentagon's top Russia policy official at the end of the ...
US Military to ask for extension to implement trans-inclusive policy: Officials ... Delay requests have already been made to top Pentagon officials, according to reports. ... to begin accepting out transgender troops, the Pentagon has said. ... The Department of Defense was given until July 1st of this year to ...
Four months into his presidency, Donald Trump has filled only five of the 53 top jobs at the Pentagon – the slowest pace for nominations and ...
Is the Pentagon capable of generating a real defense strategy? ... his team at the Department of Defense are hard at work preparing a new NDS, ... Defense is effectively missing three echelons in appointed policy officials: the ...
Back in August, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said transgender individuals will continue to serve in the military while the Pentagon conducts a ...
The Department of Defense dispatched a Navy hospital ship to Puerto ... U.S. foreign policy officials are concerned that the inclusion of Chad in the ... Pentagon and State Department officials opposed the addition of Chad to ...
“We're seeing some signs of their regrouping in Libya,” Amanda J. Dory, the Pentagon's top policy official for Africa until this summer, said at a ...
... a former Pentagon adviser and National Security Council official now ... clutch of aides, sometimes a broader group of foreign policy officials.
A simple restatement of past policy? Officials and pundits across Asia ... no communication with the Pentagon before Mattis' remarks, and no ...
“Mattis is not in the eye of the political storm all the time,” said Christine Wormuth, a top Pentagon policy official in the Obama administration ...
A simple restatement of past policy? Officials and pundits across Asia ... no communication with the Pentagon before Mattis' remarks, and no ...
... deployments while delegating authority to Pentagon leadership and .... well as Gates' top special operations policy official, Michael Vickers, ...
... Defense, Robert Gates (as well as Gates' top special operations policy official, Michael Vickers, ... He had capably led the Pentagon during the final two years of the Bush .... Many of the top legal and policy officials who offered public ... The Department of Defense may well be reaching out to State prior to ...
(Editors' note: This article is the third of a three-part series by the author on the Trump administration's use of special operations. Read parts I ...
DoD issued a department-wide instruction in January 2016 to appoint ... GAO said DoD procurement and acquisition policy officials have taken ...
... Russians because of its proximity to Silicon Valley, said Evelyn Farkas, the Pentagon's top Russia policy official in the Obama administration.


 

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