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John Rood: DoD Pursues Plan to Purchase Low-Yield Naval Nuclear Weapons

John Rood, undersecretary of defense for policy, said Wednesday the military is pushing through to procure naval missiles that contain low-yield nuclear components, National Defense Magazine reported the same day. His announcement discussed the Department of Defense's intention to purchase submarine-launched ballistic missiles and ship-launched cruise missiles in support of the Trump administration.

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New University to Train Security Cooperation Workforce in Defense Department; Cara Abercrombie Quoted

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has opened a new institution designed to train and build a workforce of security cooperation experts. The new Defense Security Cooperation University aims to ensure that all involved personnel have a grasp of security cooperation's alignment with the national security strategy, according to DSCU President Cara Abercrombie, the DSCA said Thursday.

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DoD Begins Low-Yield Nuclear Cruise Missile Dev’t

The Department of Defense has begun the development of low-yield submarine-launched nuclear cruise missiles, USNI News reported Wednesday. John Rood, undersecretary of policy at the Department of Defense, said the U.S. military also requested funding through fiscal year 2020 to perform low-yield alteration to existing ballistic missiles and warheads deployed on submarines.

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Trump, DoD to Release Missile Defense Review

President Donald Trump and the Department of Defense plan to release on Thursday a document that lays out the administration’s missile defense strategy, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. The Missile Defense Review comes as Russia, China, Iran and North Korea pursue development work on ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and hypersonic glide vehicles that could pose a threat to U.S. forces and allies in Asia and Europe.

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Patrick Shanahan Issues Memo on DoD’s ‘Space Force’ Establishment Plan

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has released a memo that lays out the Defense Department’s plan to establish by 2020 a new “space force” that would serve as the country’s sixth service branch, SpaceNews reported Thursday. John Rood, defense undersecretary for policy, will work with the Joint Staff, military services’ secretaries and DoD’s legislative office to come up with a legislative proposal for the new space force for submission to the Office of Management and Budget by Dec. 1, according to a copy of the Monday memo obtained by the publication.
 

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John Rood: FY 2019 Budget Request Backs DoD’s Modernization Requirements

John Rood, defense undersecretary for policy, has said the Trump administration’s proposed fiscal 2019 budget provides funds for all Pentagon’s modernization efforts that includes $11 billion for nuclear force operations and sustainment and $7 billion for recapitalization programs, DoD News reported Thursday. Rood said before the House Armed Services Committee Wednesday …

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