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DOD Secretary Nominee Gen. Lloyd Austin Talks Pandemic Response, Military Alliances at Senate Confirmation Hearing

Gen. Lloyd Austin

Lloyd Austin, a retired U.S. Army general and President Biden’s nominee for the defense secretary post, said his top priorities once confirmed would be to address the COVID-19 pandemic, counter extremism within the U.S. and reaffirm military alliances with countries in the Indo-Pacific amid China’s aggression. Gen. Austin expressed support to the Department of Defense’s proactive cybersecurity approach called “defend forward.”

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WSJ: US, Western Allies Urge Iran to Cut Enriched Uranium Stockpile

The U.S. and western allies have called on Iran to reduce its enriched uranium stockpile as part of the 2015 nuclear accord, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Laurence Norman writes western officials said plans to reduce Iran’s enriched uranium stockpile could prevent conflicts between U.S. and Iran over the implementation of …

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Reuters: US to Sign 10-Year, $38B Military Aid Pact With Israel

The U.S. government will sign a 10-year pact in the coming days to provide an estimated $38 billion in military aid to the government of Israel, Reuters reported Tuesday. Matt Spetalnick and Patricia Zengerle write Susan Rice, U.S. national security adviser, will sign the agreement with Jacob Nagel, Israel’s chief negotiator and …

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