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Joe Dunford, Stuart Peach Ratify US-UK Bilateral Partnership

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and British defense chief Stuart Peach sought to affirm the U.S.-U.K. bilateral partnership, DoD News reported Friday. Dunford met with Peach at the Pentagon and stressed the role of U.K. in operations protecting Europe, and participation in joint military operations against …

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DoD Requests Additional Funds to Combat Islamic State Group’s Drones

The Defense Department has requested $20 million in funds from Congress to counter drone threats posed by the Islamic State organization in addition to the existing $189.7 million budget to combat hostile networks, Defense News reported Saturday. Jen Judson writes DoD would put the money into the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Fund to buy tools …

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Ashton Carter: US Eyes Increased Force in Poland, Baltic States

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said that the U.S. government and its allies look to increase the presence of troops in the Baltic states and in Poland in a bid to counter threats from Russia, DoD Buzz reported Tuesday. Richard Sisk writes Carter told reporters Tuesday in Stuttgart, Germany, that the goal is …

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Amy Hess: FBI Relies on Judicial Authorization Principle to Access Encrypted Electronic Data

Amy Hess, executive assistant director of the FBI‘s science and technology branch, has said the FBI needs access to electronic information to aid in its investigations amid technological changes and evolving national security and criminal threats. Hess made the remarks in testimony delivered Tuesday before the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s oversight …

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Robert Work: Deep-Learning Tech Can Help Pentagon Target Islamic State Network

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said at a Washington Post-hosted forum Wednesday he believes the Defense Department can better understand and monitor the network of Islamic State militants through the utilization of deep-learning machines. “The momentum against ISIS is more than any other time in our campaign,” he told columnist David Ignatius during an onstage interview at the Post’s Securing Tomorrow …

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