Tag Archives: nuclear deterrence

John Rood to Step Down as Defense Undersecretary for Policy

John Rood, undersecretary of defense for policy, will step down from his post at the Department of Defense on Feb. 28, CNN reported Wednesday. President Trump confirmed Rood’s resignation in a tweet posted Wednesday. Sources told the publication Rood’s departure stems from several issues, including the handling of military aid to Ukraine.

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Mark Esper’s Memo Outlines DoD Priorities in Support of National Defense Strategy

Mark Esper, secretary of the Department of Defense and a 2020 Wash100 award winner, said in a memo that the Pentagon’s $740B budget request for fiscal year 2021 would advance weapons modernization, support service members and strengthen alliances in support of the “irreversible implementation of the National Defense Strategy,” Military Times reported Tuesday.

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Trump, DoD Release 2019 Missile Defense Review

The White House and the Department of Defense have issued a new policy framework to protect U.S. forces and allies from missile threats posed by rogue states and other potential adversaries, U.S. Strategic Command reported Thursday. President Donald Trump released the 2019 Missile Defense Review with Vice President Mike Pence and Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Thursday at the Pentagon.

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Gen. Paul Selva Calls for US Nuclear Enterprise Modernization

U.S. Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said during an Air Force Association breakfast event held Friday the military needs to recapitalize and modernize the U.S. nuclear enterprise, DoD News reported Friday. He told event audience that nuclear triad recapitalization efforts should include …

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DoD Unveils Nuclear Posture Review; Patrick Shanahan Comments

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has said the Nuclear Posture Review is a “tailored nuclear deterrent strategy” that seeks to respond to current security needs and aims to reflect the country’s commitment to arms control and nonproliferation, DoD News reported Friday. The NPR says the U.S. would only consider the deployment …

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Gen. John Hyten: Stratcom Prioritizes Nuclear Deterrence

Air Force Gen. John Hyten, head of the U.S. Strategic Command, has said that Stratcom is focused on strategic nuclear deterrence efforts and on the delivery of a response in case deterrence fails, DoD News reported Wednesday. Hyten told the audience at the Hudson Institute that the command is also focused on maintaining a …

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