Mark Esper, secretary of the Department of Defense (DoD) and 2020 Wash100 Award winner, announced that DoD intends to withdraw 11,900 troops from Germany in support of U.S. European Command’s plans to reposition those personnel to other locations in line with the implementation of the National Defense Strategy.Read More »
Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) launched a new commission that would implement a strategy for cyber space by pursuing three strategic options: deterrence, international agreement and persistent engagement, Breaking Defense reported Monday. “One of the motivations of this is that, right now, the cyber responsibility is scattered throughout the federal government,” King said of the new 14-member commission.Read More »
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said the Pentagon considers retention of cyber professionals a top challenge, FCW reported Wednesday. "Our biggest challenge with the red teams is keeping the people. We get out-recruited,” he said Wednesday before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subpanel.Read More »
The U.S. Army has launched the latest iteration of its future operating concept that presents potential measures to counter adversaries’ layered stand-off. The service said Thursday “The U.S. Army in Multi-Domain Operations 2028," also known as MDO Concept 1.5, aligns with interagency efforts and offers recommendations based on experimentation.
Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, has said Stratcom and Special Operations Command are both warfighting commands that rely on intelligence and information, DVIDS reported Monday. “If we don’t have intelligence information, all the capabilities [both commands have] are pretty much useless,” he said Monday at the 2018 Department of …Read More »
Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone, the White House’s nominee to lead the National Security Agency and the U.S. Cyber Command, has said the U.S. military is prepared to launch cyber attacks on peer adversaries’ critical infrastructure through network intrusions during a future conflict, the Washington Free Beacon reported Tuesday. “We face a challenging and volatile threat environment, and …Read More »
Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, has said at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing that Stratcom is “fully ready” to help protect U.S. and its allies from security threats and deter adversarial attacks, DoD News reported Tuesday. He told committee members Tuesday that Stratcom functions …Read More »
Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, has said the U.S. needs to deter “bad behavior” and conflict in space amid efforts of Russia and China to build weapons for space deployment, Stratcom reported Tuesday. Clifton B. Parker writes Hyten told audience during a talk at …Read More »