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Gen. Darren McDew

Transcom’s Darren McDew Eyes Continued Readiness to Meet DoD Needs

Gen. Darren McDew Gen. Darren McDew, the new commander of U.S. Transportation Command, believes that the unit can meet the Defense Department‘s deployment and distribution ...
ArmyChopper

Capt. Alexis Carter: Afghan Security Agreement to Cover NATO, US Contractors

NATO and Defense Department contractors and their personnel that are performing contracting work in Afghanistan will need to comply with all the provisions of the Bilateral Security ...
A-10

Report: USAF Eyes New Close Air Support Platform Development Program

The U.S. Air Force is mulling development of a close air support mission platform as Congress continues to block the military service’s efforts to retire aging A-10 Warthog planes, ...
David Shear

David Shear: Military Modernization, Resource Demand Could Create APAC Region Instability

David Shear David Shear, assistant defense secretary for Asian-Pacific security affairs, has detailed the U.S. government’s efforts to ensure maritime security in Asia-Pacific, DoD ...
Deborah Lee James

Deborah Lee James: USAF to Deploy F-22s for Military Training in Europe

Deborah Lee James The U.S. Air Force plans to fly an undisclosed number of F-22 Raptor fighters when the military service trains with U.S.’ allies in Europe, Defense News reported ...
Brig. Gen. Sarah Zabel

AF Maj. Gen. Sarah Zabel Joins DISA as Vice Director

Maj. Gen. Sarah Zabel Maj. Gen. Sarah Zabel, formerly director of cyberspace strategy and policy at the U.S. Air Force, has been reassigned to the Defense Information Systems Agency ...
Littoral Combat Ship

David Shear: Navy to Rotate LCS Through Singapore to Patrol South China Sea

David Shear, assistant defense secretary for Asian and Pacific security affairs, has said the Navy will deploy littoral combat ships in the South China Sea to perform surveillance operations ...
Pentagon

Maj. Gen. Julie Bentz: JIDA Leverages ‘Community of Action’ to Combat Adaptive Threats

The renamed Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency is adopting a “community of action approach” to counter adaptive threats, C4ISR & Networks reported Tuesday. Maj. Gen. Julie ...
Gen. Martin Dempsey

Gen. Martin Dempsey: Armed Forces Need to Understand Maneuver, Deterrence to Deal With Near-Peer Threats

Gen. Martin Dempsey Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said 80 percent of the U.S. armed forces should understand the threat posed by what he called near-peer ...
drone

WSJ: Pentagon Looks to Double Unmanned Airborne ISR Missions Over 4 Years

The Defense Department wants to increase the number of unmanned U.S. military aircraft flights by 50 percent over the next four years in an effort to monitor trouble spots worldwide, ...