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Space Force Leader to Become 8th Member of Joint Chiefs
December 18, 2020
— The Joint Chiefs of Staff will grow by one member when Space Force Gen. John "Jay" Raymond joins the highest-ranking military, deliberative body in the Defense Department on Dec. 20. ...
Joint Chiefs Vision Changes Military Education Philosophy
June 2, 2020
— The Joint Chiefs of Staff have released their vision and guidance for officer professional military education, calling for a change in philosophy and tightly tying performance to assignments...
Readiness Up Across the Force, Chairman Says
March 5, 2020
— The fiscal year 2021 Defense Department budget request is driven by the National Defense Strategy, and also furthers the department's readiness and modernization efforts, said the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff...
Strategy-Driven Budget Helps Hedge Against Capability Erosion
February 26, 2020
— The U.S. military remains the best trained, best equipped and best led military force in the world, but that lead is eroding and technology changes have stressed the United States' industrial-age capabilities, concepts and processes, fundamentally changing the character of war, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff...
DOD Leaders Look to Future, Reflect on End-of-Year Results
December 20, 2019
— Congress' passage of the fiscal year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act yesterday will enable the Defense Department to adapt to the challenges posed by great power competitors, Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper said...
Military Builds on Strategy to Address Threats, Dunford Says
September 6, 2019
— The United States military is building on the National Defense Strategy to address the complex threats and problems in the world today, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at a Council on Foreign Relations event...
Centcom Commander Briefs Senators on Regional Challenges
February 5, 2019
— No other region in the world is as dynamic, hopeful, challenging and dangerous as the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, the Centcom commander told the Senate Armed Forces Committee...
Shanahan Stresses National Defense Strategy in First Meetings as Acting Secretary
January 3, 2019
— Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan will use the National Defense Strategy as his blueprint moving forward...
Mattis: U.S. Military Becoming ‘Stronger, More Lethal, More Agile’
August 28, 2018
— The Defense Department is making significant progress along its three strategic lines of effort outlined in the National Defense Strategy issued in January, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon...
DoD Official: National Defense Strategy Will Rebuild Dominance, Enhance Deterrence
January 19, 2018
— The new National Defense Strategy is aimed at restoring America’s competitive military advantage to deter Russia and China from challenging the United States, its allies or seeking to overturn the international order that has served so well since the end of World War II...