Month: January 2024

Analyzing the present, to prepare for the future.

Change in ISIS Threat Means Evolution in Long-Term U.S.-Iraq Relationship

The Pentagon underscored the mutual commitment by the United States and Iraq to strengthening their evolving security relationship.

Battle Looming Between AI and Counter-AI, Says Official

The United States is well positioned to advance in the artificial intelligence space, the executive director of the DOD Cyber Crime Center said during the Google Defense Forum.

Japan Takes Leadership Roles Protecting Global Security

Japan is taking leadership roles that not only benefit people in the Indo-Pacific, but the global community, the director for Japan policy at the Defense Department’s Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Office said.

NATO Begins Largest Exercise Since Cold War

Over the next six months, thousands of U.S. service members will participate in Steadfast Defender 24, the largest NATO exercise since the end of the Cold War. 

U.S., Iraqi Officials to Hold Talks

A commission made up of officials from the U.S. and Iraq will begin holding high-level talks to advance the nations’ shared goal of building an enduring security partnership, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III announced.

U.S., Partners Continue Pushback Against Iranian-Backed Houthi Terrorist Group

The U.S. and U.K, with support from Australia, Bahrain, Canada and the Netherlands, conducted strikes on eight Houthi targets in Iranian-backed Houthi terrorist-controlled areas of Yemen, the Pentagon press secretary said.

U.S.-Vietnam Cooperation Growing, Maturing, DOD Official Says

Defense cooperation between the United States and Vietnam is growing, but it is only one aspect of the growing relationship between the two countries, Lindsey W. Ford, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for South and Southeast Asia, said.

U.S.-Led Coalition Announces New Initiatives to Bolster Ukraine’s Long-Term Armor, Drone Capabilities

The U.S.-led Ukraine Defense Contact Group is undertaking two new initiatives aimed at bolstering Ukraine’s armor and drone capabilities, a senior Pentagon official announced.