Défense

Sat
10
Dec

The Logic of American Strategy in the Middle East

As Delivered by U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, Manama, Bahrain, Dec. 10, 2016. Source: DoD News.

Remarks on "The Logic of American Strategy in the Middle East" (2016 IISS Manama Dialogue)... It’s a trip that’s emblematic of the five immediate, distinct, and evolving challenges the men and women of the U.S. military are confronting today. 

Wed
07
Dec

Carter, Japanese Defense Minister Assure Enduring Security, Peacekeeping Alliance

By Amaani Lyle — (DOD News) — Washington D.C. — December 7, 2016.

Seventy-five years since the attacks on Pearl Harbor that spurred U.S. involvement in World War II, Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada met in Tokyo today to affirm an enduring alliance of peace.

 

Sun
04
Dec

Offset Strategy Focuses on Deterring Great Powers, Work Says

By Cheryl Pellerin — (DOD News) — Simi Valley, California — December 4, 2016.

Russia and China are rising in importance among the state powers that occupy the attention of Defense Department officials these days, and deterring those nations is the entire focus of the Pentagon’s third offset strategy.

Tue
15
Nov

Indo-Asia-Pacific Region Remains ‘Most Consequential’ to America, Pacom Chief Says

By Jim Garamone — (DOD News) — Washington D.C. — November 15, 2016.

The United States “is a Pacific nation and a Pacific power. It always has been and it always will be” said Navy Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Command. The Indo-Asia-Pacific region remains “the most consequential area for America’s future”.

Thu
03
Nov

Advanced Tech, New Operational Constructs Underlie Third Offset Strategy

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By Cheryl Pellerin — (DOD News) — Washington D.C. — November 3, 2016.  

A range of advanced technologies combined with new operational and organizational constructs make up the DoD’s Third Offset Strategy, an initiative that seeks to ensure the U.S. military stays well ahead of its most aggressive competitors.

Thu
03
Nov

DoD Strategic Capabilities Office is Near-Term Part of Third Offset

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By Cheryl Pellerin — (DOD News) — Washington D.C. — November 3, 2016.

The Department of Defense's Strategic Capabilities Office -- where scientists and engineers take military systems that do one thing and make them do something completely different -- is a near-term asset.

Wed
02
Nov

Defense Department Seeks Ideas for Preserving U.S. Competitive Advantage

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(DOD News) — Washington D.C. — November 2, 2016.

After 15 years of continuous combat operations focused on counterterrorism, irregular warfare, and nation building, the joint force is now preparing for a future that demands skill across the full range of military operations, including high-end, multidomain warfare against large state competitors.

 

Mon
24
Oct

Stratcom Commander Addresses Strategic Deterrence in 21st Century

By Terri Moon Cronk — (DOD News) — Washington D.C — October 24, 2016.

Global security threats today must be viewed in a transregional, multi-domain and multifunctional context, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command said Oct. 21.

Fri
07
Oct

Russian Airspace Violations in Nordic-Baltic Region Dangerous, Work Says

By Lisa Ferdinando — (DOD News) — Helsinki, Finland — October 7, 2016.

Russia's alleged violations of airspace in the Nordic-Baltic region are unacceptable, dangerous and unprofessional, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said, after both Finland and Estonia accused Russia of breaches.

Wed
28
Sep

Carter: Nuclear Triad Needs Investment for Future

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By Cheryl Pellerin — (DOD News) — Washington D.C. — September 28, 2016.

All three legs of the nuclear triad operate with a high degree of readiness, reliability and excellence, but the aging systems need more investment for the future.

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