As law enforcement, the intelligence community and the private sector work more closely together to bring cyber attackers to ground, a senior Justice Department official said some nations and terrorist groups are marrying with organized crime to continue stealing what they want. Read More
North Korea is “moving in the wrong direction” with its escalating approach to crisis on the peninsula and in the region while voicing threats of nuclear attack on the United States and its allies and partners, the Army four-star general nominated to take command of U.S. forces in Korea told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. Read More
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said the next military strategy document will be kept classified, a recommendation often called for in House and Senate armed services committee hearings that began in the fall on “defense reform.” Read More
The following is the Feb. 26, 2016 Congressional Research Service report: Iran-North Korea-Syria Ballistic Missile and Nuclear Cooperation. Read More
The U.S. has sent a carrier strike group to South Korea to take part in Operations Foal Eagle and Key Resolve – the annual bilateral exercises between the two countries. Read More
This post was updated with additional information on the North Korean submarine force.
A North Korean People’s Navy submarine is missing and presumed sunk, a U.S. official told USNI News on Friday. Read More
Russian overflights of the United States under the Treaty on Open Skies, using advanced digital cameras, drew congressional concern as the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday took testimony on the threat from strategic programs to the homeland being carried out by Russia, North Korea and Iran. Read More
SAN DIEGO — Fifteen years after the terrorist bombing of the USS Cole (DDG-67) that killed 17 sailors, Navy ships and other deployed U.S. forces face real threat of attack by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS or ISIL), the former NATO supreme allied commander warned a defense conference in San Diego. Read More
This post has been updated with additional information from Ash Carter’s presentation.
WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Ash Carter will release a defense budget next week that increases spending on the current fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria but primarily postures the force to succeed against a future high-end threat. Read More
The perception among American Middle Eastern allies and partners is that “we have tilted to Iran” since concluding the nuclear agreement and are now regularly showing a failure to respond to new provocations from Tehran, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said on Friday. Read More