U.S. Marines Reduce Philippine Relief Operations

By Marine Corps Cpl. Brandon SuhrIII Marine Expeditionary Force/Marine Corps Installations PacificTACLOBAN, Philippines, Nov. 25, 2013 – U.S. Marines supporting Joint Task Force 505 in Tacloban City have begun to redeploy due to the decreasing demand for unique U.S. military capabilities in recovery … [Read more...]

U.S., China Conduct Disaster Management Exchange

U.S. Army PacificBELLOWS, Hawaii, Nov. 25, 2013 – Soldiers from U.S. Army Pacific, the Hawaii Army National Guard and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers along with representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency participated with members of China’s People's Liberation Army in a disaster … [Read more...]

Wounded Warriors Zing Volleyballs at Pentagon Tourney

By J.D. LeipoldArmy News ServiceWASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2013 – Gung-ho spirits were the norm as wounded warrior athletes from the four services, the U.S. Special Operations Command, and the Department of Veterans Affairs clashed Nov. 21 at the 3rd Annual Joint Services Sitting Volleyball Tournament, in … [Read more...]

Face of Defense: Airman Recalls Horrors of Bosnian Conflict

By Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal99th Air Base WingNELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev., Nov. 25, 2013 – As a 9-year-old girl growing up in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, now-Air Force Capt. (Dr.) Merima White had everything she needed: friends, family, a wonderful life. Until one day when she lost … [Read more...]

What America Will Look Like In 2050, Part 8

By Frosty Wooldridge. Part 8: Quality of life degraded At the current rate of immigration, America faces 100 million more people from all around the world by 2050—37 scant years from now. That equals to 20 of our most populated cities being duplicated into 20 more of them. That means 100 million more people … [Read more...]

Hagel Issues Statement on East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone

American Forces Press ServiceWASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2013 – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel issued the following statement today on China’s announcement that it is establishing an Air Defense Identification Zone in the East China Sea: “The United States is deeply concerned by the People's Republic of China … [Read more...]

JFK’s National Security Legacy

Between January 1961 and Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy fundamentally changed U.S. national security policy. These changes resulted in structures and doctrines that enabled American forces to fight in Vietnam in a new way that ultimately defined Kennedy’s national security legacy. Shortly after … [Read more...]

Experts Discuss Opportunities, Barriers in Mobile Techology

By Amaani LyleAmerican Forces Press ServiceWASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2013 – As the confines of the cubicle and battle space continue to dissolve, the need for a more secure and mobile environment heightens, a panel of experts said during the Defense & Security Mobile Technologies Symposium here today. … [Read more...]

Pentagon Official Says DOD Needs More BRAC

By Jim GaramoneAmerican Forces Press ServiceWASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2013 – The Defense Department is again asking Congress to allow it to use a tool that would help alleviate draconian budget cuts possible under sequestration: the base realignment and closure process. The latest call came from … [Read more...]

Hagel Announces Arctic Defense Strategy

By Karen ParrishAmerican Forces Press ServiceHALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Nov. 22, 2013 – The Defense Department’s new Arctic strategy is an 8-point approach to maintaining peace and security in a new frontier that climatic forces are poised to open in the coming years, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said … [Read more...]