The U.S. and South Korea will step up joint field exercises and bolster joint capabilities to deter and respond to North Korean nuclear and missile threats, the defense chiefs of both countries said on Tuesday.
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GAO Report on Contested Information Environments
The following is the Jan. 26, 2023, Government Accountability Office report, Contested Information Environment: Actions Needed to Strengthen Education and Training for DOD Leaders. Read More
Australia Should Work Closely With U.S. to Master Nuclear Submarine Building, Congressmen Say
Australians should now work shoulder to shoulder with Americans in mastering the building of nuclear submarines while Royal Australian Navy sailors serve on deployed U.S. Navy attack submarines to master their operations at sea, two members of the House Armed Services Committee said Friday.
Red Hill Defueling Could Take from Four Months to 30 Days, Says New Plan
The Pentagon says it could take between 30 days to four months to empty Hawaii’s Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, according to the latest version of the defueling plan. Read More
Defense Secretary Austin to Meet with Red Hill Team in Hawaii
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will travel to Hawaii to meet with Indo-Pacific partners and get an update on the effort to defuel the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, a Pentagon spokesman announced Tuesday. Read More
GAO Report on Information Threats to National Security
The following is the recently released Government Accountability Office report, Information Environment: Opportunities and Threats to DOD’s National Security Mission. Read More
SECDEF Austin Names Rear Adm. John Wade to Lead Red Hill Task Force
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin named Rear Adm. John Wade as the commander of the Joint Task Force – Red Hill, according to a Monday statement from Austin. Read More
U.S., Japanese Defense Chiefs Reaffirm Alliance in Pentagon Meeting
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Japanese Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada reaffirmed their commitment to an alliance on Wednesday during the defense secretaries’ first meeting since Hamada’s appointment in August. Read More
Latest Military Sexual Assault Report Shows ‘Tragic’ Rise in Cases, Pentagon Officials Say
THE PENTAGON — One in 10 female sailors experienced unwanted sexual contact in Fiscal Year 2021, one of the worst rates among the service branches, according to the Department of Defense’s annual Sexual Assault and Prevention Report released on Thursday. Read More
Russian Invasion of Ukraine Will be ‘Longer War’, Says Denmark’s Defense Minister
Denmark’s defense minister’s major take away from a recent meeting in Copenhagen, where 26 nations and the European Union pledged another $1.5 billion to Ukraine, was Russia must not win its war against its neighboring country.