|Senior DoD Official Discusses Future of Directed Energy Weapons - As stated in the National Defense Strategy, the United States needs to invest and accelerate the modernization of key capabilities to build a more lethal force. |
|Chairman Expresses Enthusiasm About Military Dimension in Afghanistan - The hard work of Afghan and coalition personnel in the train, advise, assist strategy is already paying off, and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is encouraged by the progress. |
|Joint U.S.-Israel Exercise Juniper Cobra 2018 Concludes - Exercise Juniper Cobra 2018, a joint U.S.-Israel ballistic missile defense exercise, formally concluded March 15 after several weeks of robust training between U.S. and Israeli military personnel on shared capabilities and interoperability via computer simulations and live scenarios. |
|Afghanistan Native Now Serves as U.S. Airman - Imagine having to conceal your identity in order to feel safe and protect the ones you love. Changing the route you take to work, wearing disguises so you wont be recognized or reducing the amount of vacation you take because you know its safer to be at work than not. |
|U.S., South Korean Defense Chiefs Agree to Resume Combined Exercises - Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo have agreed to resume their annual combined exercises, including Foal Eagle and Key Resolve, which were deconflicted with the schedule of the Olympic Games. |
|Task Force Lion Continues Partnership with Iraqi Forces Against ISIS -
A U.S.-led coalition task force named Task Force Lion, part of Operation Inherent Resolve, is continuing its efforts to support the Iraqi government in its fight against the remnant forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the task force commander told reporters at the Pentagon today via satellite from Iraq.
|Officials Note Progress in Afghanistan, Difficulty for Taliban - Noting progress the Afghan government and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani have made, a senior officer in the Resolute Support mission said there is never going to be a better time for the Taliban to start talking with the Afghan government about peace.|
|NASA Dawn Reveals Recent Changes in Ceres' Surface - Observations of Ceres have detected recent variations in its surface, revealing that the only dwarf planet in the inner solar system is a dynamic body that continues to evolve and change. |
|Next NASA Mars Rover Reaches Key Manufacturing Milestone - NASAs Mars 2020 mission has begun the assembly, test and launch operations phase of its development, on track for a July 2020 launch to Mars. |
|NASA Mars Mission Tours California - Scientists and engineers with NASAs next mission to Mars will be touring California cities starting this month.|
|Mexico: UN Report Points to Torture in Probe into Disappearance of 43 Students - The United Nations human rights wing said Thursday that it has strong grounds to believe that the investigation into the disappearance of 43 students from a rural Mexican college in 2014 was marred by torture and cover-ups.|
|NATO Trends Heading Up, Annual Report Shows -
NATO has stepped up recrafting deterrence and defense, and the alliance annual report for 2017 shows that the trend lines for the alliance are up, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in Brussels yesterday.
|DoD Leaders Encourage Women Seeking Information Technology Careers - Two senior Defense Department officials shared their paths to success with other women aspiring to succeed in the information technology field during a Women in the Department of Defense Luncheon hosted by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. |
|First-ever Blood Test for Detecting Brain Injury Cleared by FDA - Youre throwing a football around in the yard with your neighbors. While stretching out as far as you can to catch the pass, you slam your head hard against a pole going for the ball. Seeing stars and feeling confused, you take a seat. Wouldnt it be nice if a test could say whether you have a brain injury? |
|UN: Gaza Requires Changed Political Reality to Avoid Total Collapse - The lack of a political process to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues to be the single largest impediment to Palestinian development, and an escalation in hostilities could completely break down service delivery in Gaza, a United Nations report said Friday.|
|Mattis Describes Middle East Trip as Successful In Building Unity -
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said his recently concluded Middle East trip was successful, adding that collaboration, the spirit of shared understanding and unity were what he took away from his official meetings with heads of state and military and diplomatic leaders.
|Mattis Meets With Bahraini Leaders - Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa March 14 at Al-Safriya Palace in Manama, Bahrain.|
|Defense Official Says Russia Complicit in Syrian Deaths - Russia has not lived up to its promises on Syria, a senior Pentagon official said here today. |
|U.S. Aircraft Crashes in Western Iraq - Yesterday at about 6:45 p.m. GMT, a U.S. HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter crashed in western Iraq. The crash does not appear to be a result of enemy activity. This incident is under investigation.|
|Thousands of Venezuelans Fleeing Crisis-torn Country - As deepening economic woes force thousands of Venezuelans to flee the crisis-gripped country, the United Nations on Tuesday issued guidance on treating the population as refugees, while the head of the UN World Food Programme warned that the outflow into neighboring countries such as Colombia constitutes a humanitarian disaster.|