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James Mattis Discusses Regional Security Challenges, Defense Cooperation With Southeast Asian Counterparts

Defense Secretary James Mattis met with his Southeast Asian counterparts at the former Clark Air Base in the Philippines to discuss security challenges and defense cooperation in the region, DoD News reported Monday. Pentagon spokesperson Dana White said Mattis attended the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ Defense Ministers Meeting-Plus where defense leaders …

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Report: DoD FY 2018 Budget Request Includes $4.8B for European Defense Efforts

The Defense Department‘s fiscal year 2018 budget request allocates approximately $4.8 billion for the European Reassurance Initiative, an increase of $1.4 billion from ERI funds in FY 2017, DoD News reported Thursday. Air Force Maj. Gen. David Allvin, director of strategy at the U.S. European Command, told reporters in a telephone briefing that the funding …

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Navy to Commission USS Montgomery Independence-Class LCS; Ray Mabus Comments

The U.S. Navy will commission its newest Independence-class littoral combat ship designed to support operations in near-shore and open-ocean environments. The service branch said Thursday it will hold the USS Montgomery commissioning activity Sept. 10 in Mobile, Alabama. “The commissioning of USS Montgomery is not only a celebration of the partnership we share with …

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Navy Takes in 13th Virginia-Class Attack Submarine

The U.S. Navy received pre-commissioning unit USS Illinois attack submarine on Saturday from General Dynamics‘ Electric Boat subsidiary. USS Illinois, the 13th nuclear-powered submarine of the Navy’s Virginia class, arrived ahead of the contract delivery date, the service branch said Monday. “Our plan is to have Illinois out on operations next year, going from construction start …

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CSIS: NATO Needs ‘Federated Approach’ to Anti-Submarine Warfare Capability Devt Against Russia’s Undersea Challenge

A Center for Strategic and International Studies report says the U.S. and other NATO member countries should adopt a “federated approach” to anti-submarine warfare capability development in order to counter the challenge posed by Russia’s undersea assets in Northern Europe. CSIS said in the July report that such a federated …

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