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Mark Esper: DoD Must Prioritize Nuclear Triad Modernization

Mark Esper, secretary of defense and 2020 Wash100 Award winner, emphasized the effort to update the U.S. strategic nuclear triad as part of the fiscal year 2021 defense budget request, DoD News reported Thursday. The Department of Defense requests $28.9 billion to modernize the country's nuclear defense, including the nuclear triad that consists of ground-launch missiles, bomber aircraft and submarine-launched missiles.

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Mark Esper’s Memo Outlines DoD Priorities in Support of National Defense Strategy

Mark Esper, secretary of the Department of Defense and a 2020 Wash100 award winner, said in a memo that the Pentagon’s $740B budget request for fiscal year 2021 would advance weapons modernization, support service members and strengthen alliances in support of the “irreversible implementation of the National Defense Strategy,” Military Times reported Tuesday.

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Jen Stewart to Serve as Chief of Staff to Defense Secretary Mark Esper

Jen Stewart, minority staff director at the House Armed Services Committee, has been appointed as Defense Secretary Mark Esper's next chief of staff, Politico reported Monday. She will succeed Eric Chewning, who will leave his post at the Pentagon by the end of January to take a career opportunity in the private sector.

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