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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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Inspector General: DoD Needs to Improve Foreign Military Support Program Mgmt

The Defense Department‘s office of inspector general has urged DoD to address management and reporting issues facing a program that authorizes the U.S. military to help boost foreign security forces’ capacity to perform counterterrorism and stability operations. The OIG said in a report published Friday it assessed the results and execution of the …

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DHS Seeks Public Input to Address Homeland Security Challenges

The Department of Homeland Security seeks public comments on what homeland security challenges affect citizens and communities in the U.S. DHS said Tuesday it aims to address border security, counterterrorism, cybersecurity, disaster preparedness and response, drug interdiction, immigration enforcement and trade enforcement challenges via the My DHS Idea campaign. Interested participants …

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DHS Grants to Support Community-Led Counterterrorism Efforts

The Department of Homeland Security has awarded $10 million in total grants to 26 local law enforcement and community organizations that aim to help the government combat terrorism and radicalization. DHS said Friday the Countering Violent Extremism program will fund community-led initiatives to identify and stop terrorist recruitment and extremist activities as well …

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Air Force’s Updated ‘Frankenphone’ Aims to Facilitate Communications Between Reaper Drone Pilots, Ground Crews

A U.S. Air Force officer has redesigned a device to help address communication difficulties between ground forces and pilots of General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles, the Air Force reported Thursday. Capt. Gregory, a flight training commander with the service branch’s 42nd attack squadron, created an upgraded version of …

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US National Security Adviser HR McMaster Talks to Indian Officials About Bilateral Cooperation

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster met with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss topics such as defense and counterterrorism cooperation between the U.S. and India. McMaster, a U.S. Army lieutenant general, also spoke with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, the U.S. embassy in India said Tuesday. The Indian officials discussed how both countries could help address regional peace and stability challenges …

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