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...]

Hagel Discusses Regional Security Issues with Israeli Counterpart

American Forces Press ServiceWASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2013 – While in Halifax, Nova Scotia today, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel discussed a series of regional security issues with Israel's Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon on the sidelines of the Halifax International Security Forum. Assistant … [Read more...]

At Naval Academy, Carter Details Strategic Tasks for 21st Century

By Cheryl PellerinAmerican Forces Press ServiceWASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2013 – During an address on national security leadership today in Annapolis, Md., Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter detailed for 250 midshipmen four strategic tasks facing the Defense Department as the 21st century unfolds. … [Read more...]

Resale Chiefs Emphasize Value of Exchange Benefits

By Donna MilesAmerican Forces Press ServiceWASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2013 – When looking for savings in light of budget cuts and sequestration, don’t take arbitrary chunks out of the military exchange services that provide important morale and quality-of-life benefits to service members and their families, … [Read more...]

Amphibious Ships Replace USS George Washington in Philippines

III Marine Expeditionary Force/Marine Corps Installations PacificCAMP AGUINALDO, PHILIPPINES, Nov. 22, 2013 – The Armed Forces of the Philippines and Joint Task Force 505 welcome the amphibious ships USS Ashland and USS Germantown in the concerted efforts to extend relief efforts to families affected by … [Read more...]

U.S., Canada Sign Asia-Pacific Cooperation Framework

By Karen ParrishAmerican Forces Press ServiceHALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Nov. 22, 2013 – The United States and Canada will increase their security cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region, American and Canadian defense leaders announced here today. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Canadian Defense … [Read more...]

Rutgers University-based Military Support Program Expands

Rutgers University News ReleasePISCATAWAY, N.J., Nov. 22, 2013 – Vets4Warriors, a Rutgers University-based 24/7 nationwide peer-to-peer support line for servicemen and women is expanding its services to all active duty military service members and their families, wherever they are located. Acting … [Read more...]