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G7 Leaders Urge Tech Firms to Help Address Online Extremism

Leaders of Group of Seven member states have issued a joint declaration that calls for social networking sites and internet companies to stem the spread of terror propaganda, the Associated Press reported Friday. State leaders signed the declaration Friday during the G7 Summit in Sicily, Italy, days after the Islamic …

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James Mattis: Defense Funding Increase to Support Military Readiness, Address Budget Shortfall

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said additional defense funds under the fiscal 2017 omnibus spending bill would support efforts to rebuild military readiness and address budget shortfalls facing the Defense Department, DoD Buzz reported Tuesday. Mattis noted that the defense spending boost will aid the campaign against the Islamic State militant group and support ongoing …

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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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Report: DoD to Request OCO Budget for Afghanistan Troop Retention in November

The administration will submit an overseas contingency operations supplemental budget request to Congress after the Nov. 8 elections to support 8,400 U.S. troops deployed to Afghanistan, Defense Insider said Tuesday. The budget request is estimated to be between $3 billion and $6 billion, Tony Bertuca writes. The report said the Office of Management and Budget has …

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Report: New U.S. Cyber Campaign to Target Islamic State Militants

The Defense Department has formed “national mission teams” to conduct offensive cyber-based operations against the Islamic State militant organization as part of a wider effort to disrupt the group’s communication activities, The New York Times reported Sunday. David Sanger writes DoD’s latest cyber campaign aims to weaken the ability of Islamic State militants to spread …

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