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Navy Secretary Ray Mabus Discussing APAC Shift in Beijing This Week

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is meeting with Chinese leaders this week in Beijing to discuss the U.S. shift in focus to the Asia-Pacific region, Foreign Policy reports. The meetings began Monday with Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie and several other top officials in that country’s army, Kevin Baron writes. According …

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CSBA: Pentagon Readiness Cuts Free Up Weapons Development Funds

Short-term reductions in defense readiness funds would allow the Defense Department to allocate more resources toward development of future weapons and equipment, according to a study from a Washington think tank. Reuters reports the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments brought in defense budget experts over the summer to examine …

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Ruth Moser Named a Pentagon Space Programs, Policy Lead

The Defense Department has promoted Ruth Moser, a former program analyst, to serve as director of space programs and policy in the office of the under secretary for acquisition, technology and logistics. With that promotion, the Pentagon announced Moser also elevates to the Senior Executive Service. She formerly served as …

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NATO Head: Alliance On Track to Meet 2014 Afghan Withdrawal Deadline

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Monday the alliance is on track to meet its 2014 deadline for withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, American Forces Press Service reports. Claudette Roulo writes Rasmussen also said nearly 90 percent of training activities in the country are conducted by Afghan security forces. Rasmussen …

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Randall Conway Named C4, Infrastructure Head in Pentagon CIO Office

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has appointed Randall Conway, a management and program analyst in the office of the chief information officer, to the Senior Executive Service. The Defense Department said Conway is now assigned as as principal director for command, control, communications and computers and infrastructure in the office of …

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Marines Gen. John Kelly Assumes Southcom Leadership

Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly took command of U.S. Southern Command during a change-of-command ceremony Monday in Miami, according to a Southcom release. Kelly succeeds Air Force Gen. Douglas Fraser, who previously led Southcom since in June 2009 and is retiring after a 37-year military career. As Southcom head, Kelly …

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Army Reserve Chief Jeffrey Talley Not Worried Over Sequestration

Army Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley, chief of the Army Reserve, told the Defense Writer’s Group Wednesday he is not worried that sequestration will occur, American Forces Press Service reports. He said he is not worried because both Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Army Secretary John McHugh told the departments to …

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