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DOD Adopts 5 Principles of Artificial Intelligence EthicsOpen in a New Window

The Defense Department has formally adopted five principles for the ethical development of artificial intelligence capabilities — being responsible, equitable, traceable, reliable and governable.


Esper's Combatant Command Review to Finish by SeptemberOpen in a New Window

Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper is reviewing the combatant commands' force posture to ensure the forces meet the National Defense Strategy's priorities, a senior defense official said.


U.S. Forces in Europe Work With Allies to Deter ThreatsOpen in a New Window

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.


Aerial Refueling, Sealift Capability Vital to ReadinessOpen in a New Window

The Defense Department's aerial refueling and sealift capability are under stress, the U.S. Transportation Command commander told the Senate Armed Services Committee.


Esper Urges South Korea to Contribute More to Its DefenseOpen in a New Window

Though the U.S.-South Korea alliance remains strong, South Korea must bear a more proportional share of the cost of maintaining its security, Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper said.


Joint Staff Doctor Explains TBI Diagnosis ProceduresOpen in a New Window

Traumatic brain injuries can't be quickly diagnosed — as was the case with the Iranian missile attack on Al Asad Air Base in Iraq on Jan. 8, the Joint Staff surgeon said.


DOD Makes Progress in Trans-State Professional License Agreements for Military SpousesOpen in a New Window

The Defense Department is working with state governments to make it easier for military spouses to get their professional licenses accepted when service members are transferred to another state.


Military Leaders Discuss Hypersonics, Supply Chain VulnerabilitiesOpen in a New Window

The nation's top military leaders discussed challenges to getting hypersonic weapons from blueprint to production during a question-and-answer session at a Washington think tank.


Esper Meets With Stratcom Leaders, Troops at Offutt Air Force BaseOpen in a New Window

Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper visited U.S. Strategic Command in Nebraska for meetings with leaders and a tour of Stratcom's new command and control facility.


Esper: Nuclear Triad Must Remain Effective, Reliable, CredibleOpen in a New Window

The fiscal year 2021 defense budget request places a high priority on modernizing the nation's nuclear triad, Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper emphasized at Minot Air Force Base, N.D.


More Young People Need to Pursue the 'Magic of Engineering'Open in a New Window

Convincing more people to choose engineering as their career is one of the nation's most critical tasks, the Defense Department's chief technology officer said.


Military Health System Changes Focus on ReadinessOpen in a New Window

The Military Health System is implementing significant reforms aimed at building a more integrated and effective system of readiness and health, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs said.


Battles Like Iwo Jima Must Never Happen Again, Milley SaysOpen in a New Window

Everyone who wears the uniform is committed to maintaining great-power peace, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at an event marking the 75th anniversary of the start of the battle of Iwo Jima.


Joint Exercise to Test Tactical Forces in Cold-Weather EnvironmentOpen in a New Window

Some U.S. forces stationed in Europe are preparing to head north where they will take part in Cold Response 2020, an exercise aimed at sharpening the military capabilities of U.S. and NATO troops in a rugged Arctic environment.


Esper Makes Case That China is a Growing Threat to EuropeOpen in a New Window

Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper warned Europe of China's increasingly malign influence during his remarks at the Munich Security Conference in Germany.


DOD Moves to Use Data More Effectively in Decision-MakingOpen in a New Window

The Defense Department is seeking ways to use data better in decision-making on the battlefield and in its business practices, Deputy Defense Secretary David L. Norquist said.


Leaders Discuss Nuclear Modernization, Hypersonics DevelopmentOpen in a New Window

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.


U.S., Taliban Negotiate 7-Day Proposal for Reduction in ViolenceOpen in a New Window

The United States and the Taliban have agreed to a proposal for a reduction in violence in Afghanistan and the Defense Department is seeking increased NATO commitment in the region, Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper said.


DOD Officials Warn of Increased Threat From Weapons of Mass DestructionOpen in a New Window

China, Russia, North Korea, Iran and violent extremist organizations have, or are pursuing, WMD capabilities that could threaten the United States or U.S. interests, a Defense Department official said.


Military Committed to Protecting Environmental, Cultural Resources, Service Officials SayOpen in a New Window

Senior officials from the Army, Navy and Air Force assured lawmakers that military readiness and environmental concerns can coexist.