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  • 2 дня, 22 часа назад 05.05.2021Defense
    Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is partially reversing his predecessor’s last-minute decision to elevate the top civilian Pentagon official overseeing special operations matters, according to two defense officials and a memo obtained by POLITICO. The policy shift is a mostly bureaucratic move within the department but continues the Biden administration’s broader push to undo Trump-era policies at the Pentagon. Most recently, President Joe Biden canceled all construction projects for former President Donald Trump’s southern border wall, which were paid for with…
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  • 3 дня, 20 часов назад 04.05.2021Defense
    Pentagon officials are finalizing recommendations to establish a separate Space National Guard, the nation’s top National Guard officer told lawmakers, potentially setting up a new cadre of part-time space professionals for the military. Gen. Daniel Hokanson, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, on Tuesday called establishing a Space National Guard “among my most pressing concerns.” “I believe we’re fairly close on that,” Hokanson said during a hearing of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. Hokanson told members that the Space…
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  • 3 дня, 22 часа назад 04.05.2021Defense
    The Pentagon’s inspector general is looking into the actions the military has taken to address the spate of UFO sightings in recent years involving high performance aircraft that have violated military airspace. The probe comes as Congress awaits a public report, due next month, from a host of national security agencies on the issue, and as advocates complain that some departments and agencies are not fully cooperating by sharing data. “The objective of this evaluation is to determine the extent…
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  • 4 дня, 20 часов назад 03.05.2021Defense
    The suspected directed-energy attacks on U.S. government personnel worldwide are “an act of war,” said former acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller, who launched an initiative to investigate the incidents during his time at the Pentagon last year and is urging the new administration to stay on the issue. “If this plays out and somebody is attacking Americans [even] with a nonlethal weapon … we owe it to our folks that are out there,” Miller, who served as former President Donald…
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  • 4 дня, 20 часов назад 03.05.2021Defense
    WASHINGTON — In a potentially significant shift in the debate over combating sexual assault in the military, the nation’s top general says he is dropping his opposition to a proposal to take decisions on sexual assault prosecution out of the hands of commanders. Gen. Mark Milley, chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stopped short of endorsing the changes recommended by an independent review panel. But in an interview with The Associated Press and CNN, Milley said he is now…
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  • 5 дней, 20 часов назад 02.05.2021Defense
    WASHINGTON — Afghan government forces face an uncertain future and, in a worst-case scenario, some “bad possible outcomes” against Taliban insurgents as the withdrawal of American and coalition troops accelerates in the coming weeks, the top U.S. military officer said Sunday. Gen. Mark Milley described the Afghan military and police as “reasonably well equipped, reasonably well trained, reasonably well led.” He cited Afghan troops’ years of experience against a resilient insurgency, but he declined to say they are fully ready…
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  • 6 дней, 2 часа назад 02.05.2021Defense
    SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Sunday warned the United States will face “a very grave situation” because President Joe Biden “made a big blunder” in his recent speech by calling the North a security threat and revealing his intent to maintain a hostile policy against it. Last week, Biden, in his first address to Congress, called North Korea and Iran’s nuclear programs “serious threats” to American and world security and said he’ll work with allies to address those…
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  • 6 дней, 2 часа назад 02.05.2021Defense
    National security adviser Jake Sullivan said Sunday that the U.S. and Iran are not close to an agreement to revive U.S. participation in the 2015 nuclear pact. “There is no deal now,” Sullivan said to host Martha Raddatz on ABC’s “This Week.” On Sunday, Iran state television reported that it would free prisoners with Western ties in exchange for billions of dollars from the United States and the United Kingdom. Sullivan said nothing had been agreed upon amid ongoing negotiations…
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  • 1 неделя назад 30.04.2021Defense
    The leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee vowed on Friday to “get to the bottom of” a series of directed-energy attacks on U.S. personnel around the world, after POLITICO reported that such attacks appear to be increasing. “Ultimately we will identify those responsible for these attacks on American personnel and will hold them accountable,” wrote Chair Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Vice Chair Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in a statement. The statement came a day after POLITICO reported that U.S. officials are…
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  • 1 неделя, 1 день назад 30.04.2021Defense
    U.S. officials are investigating a suspected directed-energy attack on federal government personnel in Miami last year, as well as at least two other incidents involving U.S. officials on American soil, according to people familiar with the investigation. In Miami, several people reported symptoms similar to those exhibited by American spies and diplomats in Cuba starting in 2016 that became known as “Havana syndrome,” three people said. It was unclear which agency the people in the Miami incident belonged to. Officials…
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  • 1 неделя, 1 день назад 30.04.2021Defense
    Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is under increasing pressure to support an overhaul of how the military handles sexual assault allegations in the ranks, overturning decades of military practice and, advocates argue, moving the Pentagon one step closer to ensuring justice for victims. After failing to curb the growing incidence of sexual assault and harassment in the military, the Pentagon may finally be poised to make major changes in the way these cases are handled by removing commanding officers from their…
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  • 1 неделя, 2 дня назад 29.04.2021Defense
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Thursday the annual defense policy bill will be the likely vehicle to enact an overhaul of how sexual assault is handled within the military. “Usually this type of reform is in the National Defense Authorization [Act],” Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said in an interview on MSNBC. “That is our goal, and it should be done this year.” The issue has long been a signature focus of Gillibrand’s and the effort has recently picked up momentum, including through a…
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  • 1 неделя, 2 дня назад 28.04.2021Defense
    Carlos Del Toro, a Cuban-born Navy veteran and CEO of a tech solutions company, is a leading contender to be President Joe Biden’s pick for Navy secretary, according to three people familiar with the discussions. If nominated and confirmed, Del Toro would be only the second Latino person to become Navy secretary. The Biden administration recently announced its intent to nominate two out of the three military service secretaries: Christine Wormuth, who would become the first female Army secretary, and…
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  • 1 неделя, 3 дня назад 28.04.2021Defense
    Lloyd Austin was sitting in his car in a church parking lot after Saturday night mass when he got the call that would change his life. The phone clicked, and a voice asked him if he would please hold for the president-elect. That’s when Joe Biden asked Austin to make history as the first Black man to lead the Pentagon. For Austin, a physically imposing but soft-spoken and intensely private man, this was not the plan. After retiring from the…
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  • 1 неделя, 3 дня назад 28.04.2021Defense
    The Senate on Tuesday approved Colin Kahl, President Joe Biden’s pick for the top Pentagon policy job, capping the most contentious and partisan confirmation process for a Defense Department nominee so far in the opening months of the new administration. The vote was 49-45 to confirm Kahl as undersecretary of defense for policy. Tuesday evening’s vote broke entirely along party lines. He is the third Biden Pentagon nominee to win Senate approval. Republicans uniformly opposed Kahl, a former top Middle…
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  • 1 неделя, 3 дня назад 28.04.2021Defense
    The U.S. Navy fired warning shots at Iranian military boats in the northern Persian Gulf on Monday, the first such escalation in nearly four years, the Pentagon announced. The incident marks the second known occurrence this month of Iranian vessels harassing U.S. ships, after a group of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy fast-attack craft swarmed two U.S. Coast Guard cutters at close distances in the Persian Gulf on April 2, the Wall Street Journal first reported. It also comes just…
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