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February 9, 2016
Budget Request Balances Resources, Capabilities, Vice Chairman Says
The fiscal year 2017 defense budget request represents “the best possible balance of capacity, capability and readiness investments based upon the resources available,” the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
Deputy Secretary: Fiscal 2017 Budget Request Takes Long View
The fiscal year 2017 defense budget request sustains national security and defense strategies, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said.
NATO Must Face Varied Threats, Secretary General Says
The NATO defense ministers meeting this week will posture the alliance to face threats from any direction, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.
Obama’s FY 2017 Budget Addresses Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, Terrorism
President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2017 defense budget request highlights defending against challenges posed by Russia, China, Iran, North Korea and terrorist groups, a senior defense official said.
Comptroller: FY2017 Defense Budget Request Seeks Balance
Budgeteers had to maintain balance among compensation, readiness, modernization and size of the force, said Mike McCord, the department’s chief financial officer.
Face of Defense: Deployed Senior NCO Works to Foster Trust
Every airman has a story, and Air Force Master Sgt. Janine Obando is determined to learn as many of those stories as she can.
Strikes Hit ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
Watch Live at 1:30 p.m. EST: Defense Leaders to Discuss Proposed FY 2017 Defense Budget
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work and Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, are scheduled to brief reporters at the Pentagon on the president’s proposed fiscal year 2017 defense budget. Budget outlines by the DoD comptroller, Joint Staff Force Structure, Resources and Assessment director, service budget leaders and the director of the Missile Defense Agency will follow. Watch it all live here at 1:30 p.m. EST.
February 8, 2016
Carter Appreciates Canada’s Counter-ISIL Efforts, Press Secretary Says
Canada announced plans to further increase counter-ISIL training, intelligence and humanitarian efforts, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters.
Face of Defense: Marine Continues Family’s Legacy of Service
ENCINITAS, Calif. —
Marine Corps Sgt. Michel A. Garcia, a heavy equipment mechanic with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, always knew he was going to join the Marine Corps.