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War College Talks
Acting Deputy Defense Secretary Christine H. Fox

April 2014
U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
U.S. Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
U.S. Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
Christine H. Fox, acting deputy secretary of defense, addresses the defense budget and other pressing issues facing the department in speeches to students at military war colleges.

News Stories

Fox Challenges Marines, Navy to Innovate, Leverage Experience

The Navy and Marine Corps need to think about how to be more innovative, including leveraging experiences learned from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, in the face of budget challenges that could become more acute, acting Deputy Defense Secretary Christine H. Fox said. Story

DOD Must Meet New Challenges
With Smaller Force, Fox Says

The Defense Department’s fiscal year 2015 budget request recognizes that the U.S. military must meet homeland and global objectives with a pared-down force, acting Deputy Defense Secretary Christine H. Fox said. Story

Fox: Transition, Uncertainty Make Budget Request Important

The Defense Department's fiscal year 2015 budget submission is the most important budget proposal in a long time, acting Deputy Defense Secretary Christine H. Fox told airmen at the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. Story

About the Deputy Secretary

U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash CarterChristine H. Fox was appointed by President Obama as Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense on December 5, 2013. With her appointment, Ms. Fox becomes the highest-ranking female official in history to serve in the Department of Defense. Biography

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