The president’s fiscal year 2021 budget request enables irreversible implementation of the National Defense Strategy.
Quantum computing and quantum communication are not beyond the boundaries of physics, but are still long-term prospects for use in the Defense Department, DOD's chief technology officer said.
U.S. Northern Command is responsible for defending the homeland, and is morphing to develop 21st century tools to defend against 21st century threats.
The U.S. military is doing better now than it was four years ago based on several metrics, including increased readiness and more munitions, Deputy Defense Secretary David L. Norquist said.
The military medical budget for fiscal year 2021 prioritizes the medical readiness of the military force in addition to their readiness of the medical force, while sustaining beneficiaries' access to quality healthcare, a Defense Department official told Congress.
The fiscal year 2021 Defense Department budget request supports the National Defense Strategy and will help the military in its efforts to build readiness and modernization.
The U.S. Space Force has to maintain operations in the space domain while setting up operating procedures and other aspects of establishing a new armed force, a top Space Command official said.
The National Guard is an integral part of the U.S. military that not only aids fellow Americans struck by disasters but also helps the nation fight and win its wars.
Efforts to replace the nuclear triad are not part of an arms race, a Defense Department official told a House Armed Services subcommittee.
The U.S. must update its nuclear triad or risk the prospect of existing systems needing to be dismantled due to age, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command said.
The United States is transforming its space enterprise, fielding resilient architectures, developing space warfighting expertise and working closely with allies in combined operations, a senior DOD official told Congress.
The National Defense Strategy provides a road map for DOD to address the reemergence of strategic competition from China and Russia, Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper said at a hearing on the 2021 defense budget request.
The U.S. military remains the best trained, best equipped and best led military force in the world, but that lead is eroding, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
American forces continue to work with their NATO allies and partners in Europe as great-power competition with Russia and China becomes a larger threat to global security.
The Defense Department's aerial refueling and sealift capability are under stress, the U.S. Transportation Command commander told the Senate Armed Services Committee.
The U.S. must invest in hypersonic weapons and research, and modernization of the nuclear triad is essential for maintaining strategic deterrence, defense leaders told a Senate panel.
The Defense Department's $705.4 billion budget request for fiscal year 2021 focuses on preparing the U.S. military for all-domain, "high-end" warfare, Deputy Defense Secretary David L. Norquist told reporters at the Pentagon.
The president's $705.4 billion request to fund DOD in fiscal 2021 prioritizes readiness and modernization, strengthening alliances, performance and accountability reforms, and service members and their families.
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