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Pentagon Arctic Policy Official Underscores Critical Role of Alliances in Evolving Region

The U.S. and its allies face global competitors that seek to rewrite rules that underpin global security as the Arctic quickly becomes a leading region of great power competition, DOD’s director of Arctic and oceans policy said.

Kabul Airport Attack Review Reaffirms Initial Findings, Identifies Attacker

A supplemental review of the original investigation into the 2021 suicide bombing attack that killed 13 U.S. service members and roughly 170 Afghan civilians has reaffirmed the military’s findings of the initial investigation and identifies the attacker. 

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.

U.S., Japan Military-to-Military Relationship Reaches ‘New Heights’

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and President Joe Biden met with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan at the White House to discuss strengthening the U.S.-Japan relationship.

DOD Official: Defense Industrial Strategy Already Making Headway in Maritime Space

The National Defense Industrial Strategy is driven by four priorities, including building resilient supply chains, investing in workforce readiness, leveraging flexible acquisition strategies and enabling economic deterrence.