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Inspector General: DoD’s European Reassurance Initiative Faces Personnel, Budget Mgmt Challenges

The Defense Department‘s office of inspector general has called on DoD to develop strategies to address budgetary and personnel management issues under a program that offers military support to U.S. allies in Europe. The OIG said in a report published Tuesday the European Reassurance Initiative establishes new requirements for the U.S. European …

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Profile: John Brennan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Resources in Bureau of Consular Affairs

John Brennan has served as deputy assistant secretary for resources at the State Department‘s Bureau of Consular Affairs since November 2015. In that capacity, he manages the bureau’s budget, strategic planning, human resources and information technology functions. The 32-year State Department veteran previously held the roles of senior adviser for the Electronic Visa …

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Obama Restates US Support for European Defense & Security Efforts at NATO Summit

President Barack Obama has said the U.S. will maintain its support of defense and security initiatives in Europe as well as transatlantic relationship and common efforts with allies amid threats facing NATO member countries, DoD News reported Saturday. Obama told a group of reporters at the NATO summit in Warsaw that the U.S. will deploy a battalion of …

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Space News: Poland, China Ink Space & Telecom Cooperation Agreement

Space agencies from Poland and China have signed an agreement to cooperate on joint research, monitor and develop new telecommunications systems to spur space cooperation between the two nations, Space News reported Monday. Brian Berger writes the Polish Space Agency and the Chinese National Space Administration’s partnership aims to help facilitate development of smaller businesses …

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Ashton Carter, Saudi Counterpart Discuss Security Matters at Pentagon Meeting

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman met with U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Thursday at the Pentagon to discuss military and security issues, DoD News reported Thursday. Terri Moon Cronk writes the bilateral meeting covered events in Yemen, Saudi Arabia’s defense capability modernization effort and the fight against al-Qaeda and Islamic …

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Robert Work: Russian Planes Perform ‘Extremely Aggressive’ Operations in Baltic Sea

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work has said Russian aircraft have conducted “extremely aggressive” operations in the Baltic Sea and Black Sea that could potentially jeopardize lives, DoD News reported Monday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Work referred to reports by U.S. European Command officials that Russian planes made multiple low-altitude maneuvers in April near …

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DoD News: Bob Work Visits Romania for Ballistic Missile Defense Site Launch

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work has visited Romania to meet with government officials and attend the inauguration of a land-based ballistic missile defense facility at Deveselu on Thursday, DoD News reported Wednesday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Work met with Romanian officials such as President Klaus Iohannis, Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos, Defense Minister Mihnea …

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