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CRS Describes Four Ways to Establish Space Force in New Report

The Congressional Research Service recently published a report describing four possible ways by which either Congress or the president could establish a space force. A space force could be set up through an internal reorganization within an existing military service branch, the creation of a new service branch, the establishment of a new unified combatant command, or the putting up of a new military department.

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James Mattis: Trump’s Space Force Plan Needs Legislative Action

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said that President Donald Trump’s proposal for the U.S. military to establish a space force will require detailed planning and legislation prior to its formation, The Hill reported Wednesday. Mattis, a 2018 Wash100 recipient, told reporters Wednesday that Defense Department officials plan to discuss the matter at their meeting …

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James Mattis, Gen. Joseph Dunford: 2-year budget deal can help DoD implement national defense strategy

Defense Secretary James Mattis and Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, have told House Armed Services Committee members that the two-year budget agreement passed by Congress supports National Defense Strategy implementation efforts, DoD News reported Thursday. Both officials also testified on a fiscal 2019 defense budget request during …

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US, UK Troops Participate in Army-Led Multinational Joint Equipment Training Brief

Some Defense Department personnel joined U.S. and U.K troops have observed demonstrations of unmanned aerial tools during a multinational joint equipment training brief held in Germany. Civilian members of the U.S. Army‘s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center led the event that featured the Instant Eye, Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile System and …

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Trump Eyes Military Support to Border Security Efforts

President Donald Trump looks to deploy U.S. troops to help the country’s border with Mexico, DoD News reported Tuesday. “Until we can have a wall and proper security, we’re going to be guarding our border with the military,” he said Tuesday at a meeting with the presidents of the three …

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Report: U.S. Military Adopts Social Media Simulation Platform

The U.S. military uses a commercial simulation tool in efforts to train intelligence analysts on how to sort through social media feeds and online news, Nextgov reported Tuesday. The Social Media Replication Toolkit System was developed by Cubic and is being integrated into military training programs to help intelligence units manage the social media aspects of potential future …

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Ash Carter Discusses DoD Changes in Farewell Address

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has highlighted changes throughout his 35-year career at the Defense Department during his farewell address in the Pentagon auditorium, DoD News reported Wednesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Carter said DoD missions have transformed from the “great-power competition of the Cold War years” to more than a decade of counterinsurgency …

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Report: US Military Looks to Resume Mid-air Refueling Training in Japan

The U.S. military looks to resume mid-air refueling training exercises in Japan in January after drills were suspended due to a crash landing in early December, NHK reported Thursday. U.S. told Japan that it would restart refueling training after a re-education of pilots, confirmation of training procedures and flight simulation exercises, the report stated. …

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