Tag Archives: U.S. Pacific Command

DoD Renames USPACOM as Indo-Pacific Command; James Mattis Comments

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The Defense Department has renamed the U.S. Pacific Command to emphasize the combatant command’s missions in the Indian Ocean region, DoD news reported Wednesday. U.S. Indo-Pacific Command aims to strengthen military relations with allies and provide security for diplomats working to negotiate in the region. “Over many decades, this command has repeatedly adapted to changing circumstance …

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Adm. Philip Davidson nominated as U.S. Pacific Command head

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Adm. Philip Davidson, head of the U.S. Fleet Forces Command, has been nominated for assignment as commander of the U.S. Pacific Command and for reappointment to the rank of admiral. President Donald Trump’s nomination of Davidson was announced by Defense Secretary James Mattis in a Defense Department press release issued …

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PACOM Chief Harry Harris to be Nominated US Ambassador to Australia

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Navy Adm. Harry Harris, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command since May 2015, will be nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as ambassador in Australia. In a press release published Friday, the White House describes Harris as a naval officer who has “extensive knowledge, leadership and geo-political expertise in the …

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Gen. Joseph Dunford: US, South Korea, Japan Need Trilateral Cooperation to Stop North Korea’s Nuclear Threat

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Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said defense leaders from the U.S., Japan and South Korea agreed trilateral and multilateral cooperation is needed among the three countries to counter North Korea’s ballistic missile and nuclear threats, DoD News reported Tuesday. “That includes missile defense and any …

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Army Activates ‘Kestrel Eye’ Imagery Satellite

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The U.S. Army ‘s Space and Missile Defense Command has activated a satellite built to collect and transmit imagery in real time to tactical-level soldiers on ground. Kestrel Eye served as a payload aboard a Falcon 9 rocket that lifted off Aug. 14 at NASA’s Kennedy in Florida as part of SpaceX‘s CRS-12 cargo resupply …

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Reports: Trump, Pentagon Condemn Latest North Korea Missile Launch Tests

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President Donald Trump and the Pentagon have condemned the actions of North Korea following that country’s latest missile launches, one of which saw a rocket cross over Japan’s airspace. Trump called the most recent launch test a signal of North Korea’s “contempt” toward the international community, Politico reported Tuesday. “Threatening …

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Rear Adm. Nancy Norton Named DISA Vice Director

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Rear Adm. Nancy Norton, former U.S. Navy director of warfare integration for information warfare, has been named vice director of the Defense Information Systems Agency. DISA said Norton will help manage the agency’s more than 8,000 personnel and $11 billion annual budget in her new position. Norton noted her top priorities …

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