Tag Archives: China

Trump to Appoint Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis as DoD Secretary

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James Mattis, a retired U.S. Marine Corps general, has been selected by President-elect Donald Trump to serve as secretary of the Defense Department, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Dan Lamothe writes Trump announced his plan to appoint Mattis during a post-election rally Thursday in Cincinnati. The appointment of Mattis, who retired in 2013 …

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WSJ: US, Western Allies Urge Iran to Cut Enriched Uranium Stockpile

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The U.S. and western allies have called on Iran to reduce its enriched uranium stockpile as part of the 2015 nuclear accord, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Laurence Norman writes western officials said plans to reduce Iran’s enriched uranium stockpile could prevent conflicts between U.S. and Iran over the implementation of …

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DoD Joint Staff Issues Cybersecurity Warning Against Lenovo Computers, Handheld Devices

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The Defense Department‘s Joint Staff has warned against the use of equipment such as computers and handheld devices from China-based manufacturer Lenovo due to concerns over cyber spying on Pentagon networks, The Washington Free Beacon reported Monday. Bill Gertz writes a J-2 intelligence directorate report stated cybersecurity officials have discussed how Lenovo devices …

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Nick Szechenyi: Japan Requests $51B Defense Budget for Fiscal 2017

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Nick Szechenyi, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, has said Japan has requested $51 billion in defense budget for fiscal year 2017 in response to regional security threats, the National Defense magazine reports. Vivienne Machi writes Szechenyi said those regional threats include disputes over the East China …

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