Day: April 13, 2024

Analyzing the present, to prepare for the future.

Transcom Commander Testifies on Top Readiness Concerns

Air Force Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost, commander of U.S. Transportation Command, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that sealift and aerial refueling capabilities are top readiness concerns.

Top Concern of Transcom Is Sealift and Air Refueling

Air Force Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, the commander of U.S. Transportation Command, testified before the House Armed Services Committee regarding the posture of the Defense Department’s mobility enterprise and funding.

Austin Emphasizes U.S. Commitment to Defend Philippines

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III met with Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. at the Pentagon, where they discussed cooperation and coordination critical to collective security and to regional peace and prosperity.

Defense Intelligence Officials Underscore Need for Key Authorities to Counter Evolving Threats

Authorities set to expire under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act play a critical role in defending against foreign adversaries and need to be reauthorized by Congress, senior defense officials said.