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

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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Global Defense Leaders to Address North Korean Ballistic Missile Launches

Defense officials from U.S., Japan and South Korea have held a discussion via videoconference regarding recent North Korean missile launches believed to have fallen in the Sea of Japan. DoD News reported Friday Kelly Magsamen, acting assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific security affairs, Yoo Jeh-seung, South Korea’s deputy defense minister for policy, …

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Pentagon Eyes ‘Combatant Command’ Designation for Cybercom

Top Defense Department officials are considering a proposal that would allow the U.S. Cyber Command to function as a unified combatant command as the military increases its use of cyberspace as a warfighting domain, Military Times reported Tuesday. Andrew Tilghman writes Defense Secretary Ashton Carter will make the final decision on whether to elevate the …

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Three Northrop B-2 Bombers Travel to Indian Ocean Hub for Training

Three Northrop Grumman-built B-2 bombers for the U.S. Air Force have deployed to Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia for training purposes with other partner air forces, Air Force Times reported Wednesday. Oriana Pawlyk writes the U.S. Strategic Command sent the B-2 Spirits from Whiteman Air Force Base as part of a routine deployment …

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Profile: Lt. Gen. James McLaughlin, Cybercom Deputy Commander

Lt. Gen. James McLaughlin serves as deputy commander of the U.S. Cyber Command. The 33-year Air Force veteran oversees and coordinates cyber defense programs and missions for computer network infrastructures across the Defense Department. Prior to his current role, McLaughlin was commander of the Air Forces Cyber and 24th Air Force. He also …

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