Analyzing the present, to prepare for the future.

DOD Official Discusses Strengthening the Industrial Base

Defense Department officials are focused on understanding the industrial base and what it would take to expand production, as well as finding better ways to collaborate with industry.

Multinational Exercise Defender 23 Kicks Off This Month in Europe

Nearly 9,000 American troops are expected to participate in the Defender 23, an exercise that demonstrates the U.S. military’s ability to rapidly deploy combat-credible troops and equipment.

Arctic Heating Up Literally and as Scene of Strategic Competition

Climate change is literally warming the Arctic; figuratively, the region is becoming a theater of great power competition.

Russians Make Minimal Progress in the Donbas, DOD Official Says

Russian forces in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine — where the bulk of the fighting is taking place — are suffering from poor command and control, low morale, and less than ideal logistics, a senior Defense Department official said.

Parent Services Integration a Top Priority for Special Operations Components  

Better integration with parent services is just one way leaders of the four service components of U.S. Special Operations Command believe they can enhance their own readiness for the future.  

U.S. Troops Train Ukrainians in Germany

U.S. service members in Germany have begun training Ukrainian soldiers on key systems being used to defend Ukraine against the Russian invasion, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.

M777 Artillery Deliveries Should Help Ukraine in the Donbas, Says Official

Shipments of U.S.-made M777 155 mm howitzers continue to arrive in Ukraine, a senior Defense Department official said.

Canada, U.S. in Lockstep for Support to Ukraine, NATO

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III hosted Canadian Minister of National Defense Anita Anand for a meeting that covered a wide range of issues facing both neighbors.