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July 18, 2017

Selva Addresses Global Challenges, Readiness in Capitol Hill Hearing

North Korea, the campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, budget and readiness concerns dominated Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva’s nomination hearing to serve another two years as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

July 13, 2017

Face of Defense: Airman Ensures Critical Communication

Air Force Senior Airman Jasmine Helm-Lucas, a munitions controller at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., acts as a gatekeeper for granting maintenance airmen access to the weapons storage area where they will perform maintenance on intercontinental ballistic missiles’ reentry systems and vehicles.

July 7, 2017

Mattis, Pacific Region Defense Ministers Discuss North Korean Threat

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis discussed the July 4 North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile launch with defense ministers representing South Korea, Japan and Malaysia during phone calls, a Pentagon spokesperson said.

June 26, 2017

U.S., NATO Conclude Saber Strike 17 Exercise

About 11,000 U.S. and NATO service members from 20 countries concluded the Saber Strike 17 exercise here recently.

June 20, 2017

Stratcom Chief: Deterrence Keeps Major-Power Conflicts Off World Stage

The U.S. Strategic Command commander told a Capitol Hill Club audience that his priorities for Stratcom are straightforward: provide strategic deterrence; if deterrence fails provide a decisive response; and do it with a resilient, trained and equipped force.

June 13, 2017

B-2 Spirit Stealth Bombers Arrive in England

Two B-2 Spirit stealth bombers arrived in England on June 9 from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, joining B-1B Lancer and B-52H Stratofortress bombers already participating in theater assurance and deterrence operations.

June 9, 2017

B-1B Lancers Arrive in Europe for NATO Exercises

B1-B Lancer bombers arrived in England from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., to support exercises Saber Strike and BALTOPS, familiarizing aircrew with air bases and operations in different geographic combatant commands.

June 8, 2017

Modernizing Nuclear Deterrents No. 1 Priority, DoD Officials Tell Congress

Defense officials outlined the need for consistent congressional support for the critical mission of modernizing and maintaining effective nuclear deterrent systems during testimony on Capitol Hill.

June 1, 2017

2018 Budget Request for European Reassurance Initiative Grows to $4.7 Billion

The Defense Department's fiscal year 2018 budget request includes allocations for the European Reassurance Initiative to enhance deterrence and defense and improve the readiness of forces in Europe.

May 25, 2017

Modernization, Replacement Programs Constitute Nuclear Deterrence Priority

Modernization and replacement programs for elements of the U.S. nuclear triad are the first priority for the Defense and Energy departments, the Air Force and the Navy in fiscal year 2018, officials and military officers told a House panel.

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