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Senate OKs $716B Defense Policy Bill for Fiscal 2019

The Senate on Monday voted 85-10 to pass a bill that would authorize $716 billion in defense budget for fiscal 2019, Reuters reported Tuesday. The fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act seeks to allocate $639 billion in base budget and $69 billion in additional war spending. The report said the …

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NATO Defense Ministers to Discuss New Alliance Initiatives

NATO defense ministers will gather at a summit in Brussels in July to discuss new initiatives meant to increase force readiness of alliance members, DoD News reported Wednesday. One of the initiatives include establishing two joint force commands in Norfolk, Va., for transatlantic operations and Ulm, Germany, for European logistics …

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Vice Adm. Michael Gilday Nominated Joint Staff Director for Operations

President Donald Trump has nominated U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Michael Gilday, commander of the Fleet Cyber Command and 10th Fleet, for assignment as director of operations at the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Defense Secretary James Mattis announced Gilday’s nomination in a press release published Tuesday. Gilday will succeed U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. …

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DoD Proposes to Host NATO Joint Force Command

The Defense Department has proposed to accommodate in Norfolk, Va., a future command that would support NATO operations across the trans-Atlantic region. DoD said Friday it seeks to host the NATO Joint Force Command for the Atlantic, which the international alliance will establish to help address global security challenges. NATO intends for …

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