Défense

Fri
09
Feb

America’s History, Future Integral to Pacific, Dunford Says

By Jim Garamone  (DoD News) — February 9, 2018.

The United States has maintained a strong military presence in the Pacific and will continue to do so for the future, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff’ says.

Fri
29
Dec

Lines Blurring Between Special Ops, Conventional Forces, Mattis Says

By Jim Garamone — (DoD News) — Washington D.C. — December 29, 2017.

There is a blurring line that separates conventional operating forces from special operations forces and the defense secretary expects general purpose forces will eventually shoulder missions once the province of their special forces brethren.

Tue
19
Dec

On constate le renforcement de la confrontation des États-puissances

Commission de la défense nationale et des forces armées — Assemblée nationale —  Paris, le 19 décembre 2017.

Audition de l’amiral Laurent Isnard, commandant les opérations spéciales devant la Commission de la défense nationale et des forces armées.

Mon
18
Dec

Trump Announces New Whole-of-Government National Security Strategy

By Jim Garamone — (DoD News) — Washington D.C. December 18, 2017.

President Donald J. Trump today announced a new national security strategy rooted in a whole-of-government approach that stresses the economic might of the United States. « With every decision and every action, we are now putting America first »...

 

 

Tue
26
Sep

Erosion of U.S. Military Capabilities Must Be Stopped, Chairman Tells Senators

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By Jim Garamone — (DoD News) — Washington D.C. — September 26, 2017.

The erosion of American military capabilities is real and must be halted, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Wed
13
Sep

Mattis Begins Nuclear-Focused Trip

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By Cheryl Pellerin — (DoD News) — Washington D.C. — September 13, 2017.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis left this morning on a three-day nuclear-focused trip that comes during ongoing reviews of the U.S. nuclear posture and ballistic missile defense.

Fri
17
Feb

Transatlantic Unity Buttresses European Unity

Remarks by US Secretary of Defense, Jim Mattis, at the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany. Munich, Germany, February 17, 2017.

As guardians for our nations and as sentinels for new threats, we all see our community of nations under threat on multiple fronts as the arc of instability builds on NATO's periphery and beyond.  

Fri
27
Jan

Mattis Confers With Israeli, German, French Defense Ministers

Washington D.C. — (DoD News) — January 27, 2017.

In separate calls yesterday, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke with his counterparts from Israel, Germany and France, according to readouts of the calls provided by Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis.

Wed
18
Jan

NATO Aims to Transform Military Capacity, Official Says

By Jim Garamone — (DoD News) — Brussels, Belgium — January 18, 2017.

Throughout its history, NATO has always changed and adapted to new threats, new doctrines and new realities… NATO will soon have 29 members. Each has its own military strengths and weaknesses. Transformation is needed for the Alliance...

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. 

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