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Gen. Joseph Dunford: National Security Leaders Should Assess Risks, Joint Force Capabilities Against Threat Actors

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Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said national security leaders should evaluate risks and capabilities of the joint force in order to counter threats from state and non-state actors, DoD News reported Tuesday. Jim Garamone writes Dunford on Tuesday told class 2017 members at the National Defense University …

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GAO Wants DoD to Revise Budget Materials Preparation, Execution Reports Guidance

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The Government Accountability Office has asked the Defense Department to revise the way the department prepares budget materials and execution reports in an effort to help Congress oversee operation and maintenance budget. GAO said Tuesday the DoD should add operation and maintenance base obligations to each account under the budget materials …

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DLA, US Transportation Command Outline Joint Plan for Future Missions


The Defense Logistics Agency and U.S. Transportation Command have discussed how both organizations would address future mission challenges through a joint plan. DLA and Transcom outlined the joint plan at the Fort Belvoir, Virginia-based McNamara Headquarters Complex on Wednesday along with past and current work for future operations, DLA said Friday. …

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Reuters: US Releases Declassified Drone Strike Policy Document


The Obama administration has published a declassified form of the government’s drone strike policy overseas in response to federal court order in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union in 2015, Reuters reported Saturday. Lesley Wroughton writes the Presidential Policy Guidance sets the rules for the execution and capture of terrorist …

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DTIC Report Projects Future Joint Force Operational Approaches as Conflict Changes


The Defense Technical Information Center has released a new report that describes how changes to the conflict and warfare landscape would alter the operational approaches the future Joint Force must adopt. The Joint Operating Environment 2035, released July 14, says challenges will define the future security environment such as contested norms, …

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DoD Officials Urge Nuclear Modernization/Sustainment for Nat’l & Allied Security

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Three Defense Department leaders have testified before the House Armed Services Committee’s strategic forces subcommittee that the U.S. needs a nuclear modernization and sustainment strategy to support national and allied security, DoD News reported Thursday. Karen Parrish writes Robert Scher, assistant secretary of defense for strategy, plans and capabilities, said a modernization effort …

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