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James Mattis: DoD’s ‘Three Lines of Effort’ Seek to Maintain US Military Edge

Defense Secretary James Mattis has issued a memorandum that details the Defense Department’s “three lines of effort” that aim to maintain U.S. military superiority amid security threats posed by North Korea, Russia, China, Iran and the Islamic State militant organization, DoD News reported Wednesday. Mattis wrote in the Oct. 5 memo …

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James Mattis: DoD Leaders Should Prepare Military Response Options for North Korea

Defense Secretary James Mattis has called on Defense Department leaders to prepare military options that the U.S. government can use in response to North Korea if diplomatic measures fail, Politico reported Monday. Mattis told the audience at the Association of the U.S. Army conference that current actions against North Korea’s missile …

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James Mattis: Lawmakers OK DoD’s $400M Reprogramming Plan for Missile Defense

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said defense panels in Congress have approved the Pentagon’s plan to shift approximately $440 million in unspent fiscal 2017 funds from operations and maintenance accounts into missile defense initiatives amid North Korea’s nuclear weapon pursuit, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. Mattis announced the approval at a Senate …

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Air Force Sends Bomber, Fighter Aircraft Over Demilitarized Zone Near North Korea

The U.S. Air Force has sent B-1B Lancer bombers and F-15C Eagle fighter escorts over a demilitarized zone east of North Korea for a mission to demonstrate U.S. military capability. Dana White, chief spokesperson of the Defense Department, said in a statement released Saturday the mission is a response to North Korea’s recent activities and …

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Trump Announces Minimum Security Requirements for US Visa, Immigration Vetting Procedures

President Donald Trump has announced the creation of minimum baseline requirements for immigration and visa screening processes for foreigners who seek to enter the U.S. as part of efforts to protect U.S. citizens’ safety amid the prevalence of terrorist attacks and transnational crime. The Department of Homeland Security developed the …

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Senate Approves $700B Defense Budget for Fiscal 2018

The Senate on Monday approved through an 89-8 vote a bill that would authorize $700 billion in defense spending for fiscal year 2018, Defense News reported Monday. The FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act would allocate $640 billion for the Defense Department’s base budget and $60 billion in war funds. The …

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Reports: Trump, Pentagon Condemn Latest North Korea Missile Launch Tests

President Donald Trump and the Pentagon have condemned the actions of North Korea following that country’s latest missile launches, one of which saw a rocket cross over Japan’s airspace. Trump called the most recent launch test a signal of North Korea’s “contempt” toward the international community, Politico reported Tuesday. “Threatening …

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Treasury Dept Sanctions 10 Foreign Firms, 6 Individuals for Support to North Korea’s Nuclear Programs, Energy Trade

The Treasury Department has blocked from dealing with the U.S. 10 foreign companies and six individuals in response to their involvement in activities that are deemed to support North Korea’s efforts to develop nuclear and ballistic missile programs. The agency’s actions seek to comply with the resolution enacted by the …

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