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James Mattis to Address Regional Security Issues in APAC Visit

Defense Secretary James Mattis plans to discuss security challenges and mutual interests with some of his counterparts in Asia-Pacific during his visit to the region this week. He will participate in the three-day Association of Southeast Asian Nations Defense Ministers Meeting in the Philippines that will run through Wednesday, the Defense Department …

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Navy Commissions Guided Missile Destroyer USS John Finn in Pearl Harbor

The U.S. Navy‘s 63rd Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, USS John Finn, has joined the service branch’s operational fleet in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, DVIDS reported Saturday. Adm. Harry Harris, head of the U.S. Pacific Command, said at the commissioning ceremony that USS John Finn will support U.S. power projection efforts in the …

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State Dept’s Susan Thornton: Trump Administration Has Own Strategic Plan for APAC

A State Department official has said that President Donald Trump’s administration will formulate its own strategy for the Asia-Pacific region, Defense News reported Tuesday. Aaron Mehta writes Susan Thornton, acting assistant secretary of state, told reporters Monday that the Trump administration will continue to “remain engaged and active in Asia.” Former President …

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DoD Senior Leaders Discuss ‘Continued Preparedness’ Amid Leadership Transition

The Defense Department‘s senior leadership council has met to discuss “continued preparedness” ahead of DoD’s transition to new leadership, DoD News reported Tuesday. Karen Parrish writes Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told reporters that the meeting included briefings on regional issues such as North Korean and Russian aggression; the Islamic State militant …

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Ashton Carter: US Committed to APAC Security Network

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said the U.S. is fully committed to Asia-Pacific countries’ political, economic and military ties that work to build on the region’s security network, DoD News reported Saturday. Karen Parrish writes Carter spoke at the 15th annual International Institute for Strategic Studies Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore that was attended …

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Adm. John Richardson Eyes Maritime Superiority With Navy Guidance; Rep. Randy Forbes Comments

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson has released a new guidance that details approaches on how the U.S. Navy can sustain maritime superiority, USNI News reported Tuesday. Richardson said the guidance titled “A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority” aims to address three global forces with potential implications for the service branch such …

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