Analyzing the present, to prepare for the future.

U.S., Mexican Troops Participate in Fuerzas Amigas

Soldiers assigned to the Fort Riley, Kan., 172nd Chemical Company were among 220 U.S. and 300 Mexican troops who participated in a bilateral exercise in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

Chairman Puts Strategic Picture in Focus During Aspen Talk

Air Force Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., gave some insight into the thought processes of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Aspen Security Forum.

NATO’s Nuclear Deterrence Posture Seen as Robust

NATO has put a lot of effort and resources into its nuclear deterrence mission, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy Vipin Narang said.

Defense Innovation Delivering Critical Capabilities to Warfighters at Speed and Scale

The Defense Innovation Unit has proven that it can help solve military problems with commercial technology and make a difference on the battlefield, the unit’s director said.

While JLOTS Mission Has Concluded, Several Million Pounds of Aid Remain to be Delivered

The military’s Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore system, or JLOTS, in use since May to deliver humanitarian aid into Gaza, has closed out its mission, U.S. Central Command announced.

Russia, China Vying for Influence in Southern Hemisphere With U.S.

Russian warships have been making port visits to Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, and 22 nations in the U.S. Southern Command’s area of responsibility have signed on to China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the Southcom commander said.

Military Experts Highlight Space Opportunities, Threats at Aspen Conference

Space and intelligence leaders spoke of the all-encompassing need for the United States to maintain space capabilities and the threats to U.S. space assets during discussions at the Aspen Security Forum.

NATO Nations Face Challenges to Defend the Alliance, Cavoli Says

The NATO alliance is in the midst of a major change in focus and readiness, Army Gen. Christopher Cavoli, the supreme allied commander Europe and commander of U.S. European Command said.