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Kathryn Wheelbarger to Step Down From DoD Post; Mark Esper Quoted

Kathryn Wheelbarger

Kathryn Wheelbarger, acting assistant secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, is slated to step down from her role on July 4, Reuters reported Thursday. Wheelbarger is responsible for handling policy issues involving European nations, NATO allies, Russia, Africa, the Middle East and the Western hemisphere.

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DoD Unveils Defense Space Strategy; Mark Esper Quoted

Mark Esper

The Department of Defense (DoD) has launched a new strategy that outlines how DoD will advance and leverage space capabilities to compete, deter and counter potential adversaries in the space domain. “This strategy identifies a phased approach on how we are going to achieve the desired conditions in space over the next 10 years,” Esper added. 

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Mark Esper Issues Memo on Funding Shift in DoD’s Construction Budget

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The Department of Defense plans to shift $545.5 million in military construction funds to facilitate the execution of projects scheduled for awards this year and ensure the availability of adequate funding for the Trump administration’s border wall project, Defense News reported Tuesday.

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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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