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Army Arctic strategy supports DoD objective to keep region free of conflict

The Army has a new strategy for regaining Arctic dominance. The force will focus on a new multi-domain enabled headquarters and improve training for forces operating in the Arctic region. Elizabeth Felling, Strategic Planner in the Army G-3/5/7, said the most important objectives for the Army’s Arctic strategy center around how to man, train and […]


Transferring resources from DoD to State Department would improve security assistance policymaking, says policy analyst

The State Department will keep its hold in place on security assistance money for Ethiopia because of what it calls ethnic cleansing by the Ethiopian government. The Defense Department will send $125 million to Ukraine for security assistance with the possibility of sending $150 million more. Having both agencies doing similar jobs is one reason […]


Biden administration prioritizes return for middle class in national security approach

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan says the new stimulus bill is the cornerstone for the administration’s National Security Strategy. That strategy is starting to take shape already with the release of the administration’s National Security Strategic Guidance recently. Sharon Burke, Senior Advisor at New America, said what’s new about this administration’s strategy is that they […]


U.S. adversaries are waging war disguised as peace, argues foreign policy expert

The F-35 program is taking fire from Congress. The Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee Adam Smith says the Defense Department should “cut its losses on the plane and look at other platforms.” The program is an example of what’s wrong with weapons buying, according to Sean McFate, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council. […]


Former acting DoD comptroller: “AI will be in everything”

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence has new recommendations for applying AI to defense. The commission says the most compelling reason to accelerate AI is that machine analysis is more likely to anticipate the next attack. Elaine McCusker, former Acting Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), provided three takeaways from the recommendations: AI will be […]


Stock shortages in prepositioning programs pose risk to readiness

The Defense Department tracks the locations of its combat vehicles supplies and spare parts around the world. A new GAO report says DoD could do more to get an accurate picture of its prepositioning programs for these supplies. Cary Russell, Director of Defense Capabilities and Management Issues at GAO, said his team found there were […]

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