As of November 25, 2020
National Defense Strategy 2018
The National Defense Strategy (NDS) provides a clear road map for the Department of Defense to meet the challenges posed by a re-emergence of long-term strategic competition with China and Russia. The National Defense Strategy acknowledges an increasingly complex global security environment, characterized by overt challenges to the free and open international order.
1. Thanksgiving Feed-the-Troops Tradition Continues Despite COVID-19 (November 24, 2020)
Thanksgiving is going to look a lot different for just about everyone this year thansk to the global pandemic. Unfortunately, that includes out service members stationed overseas. Large group gatherings in dining facilities used to be the standard for our deployed men and women when it came to celebrating ... (Read more)
2. DOD Transition Outreach to Biden-Harris Team Begins (November 24, 2020)
The Defense Department is working to ensure the transition to the administration of President-elect Joe Biden is smooth one, Pentagon officials said today. Last night, the General Services Administration signed paperword that allowed government employees to speak with members of the Biden-Harris transition office. ... (Read more)
3. Special Operations Leader to Report Directly to Acting Defense Secretary (November 18, 2020)
Christopher C. Miller directed the assistant secretary of defense for special operation/low-intensity conflict to report directlty to him. His announcement was made today to troops at Fort Bragg, NC.
From the Services
1. United States Army Rakkasans help with design of Army’s Future Assault Aircraft (Noveber 23, 2020)
2. United States Marine Corps Uncase the Colors: 1st Network Battalion is Born (November 24, 2020)
3. United States Navy USS John S. McCain conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation (November 24, 2020)
4. United States Air Force US B-52H trains with Colombian Air Force, Ecuadorian Navy (November 24, 2020)
5. United States Space Force Building digital literacy through Digital University (November 24, 2020)
Department of Homeland Security
1. Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf Announces New Homeland Security Advisory Council Members (November 12, 2020)
Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Chad F. Wolf, introduced two new members to the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC): Tom Jenkins and Catherine Lotrionte. Created by President George W. Bush in 2002, the HSAC is a Department of Homeland Security federal advisory committee that provides the secretary with independent, informed recommendations, and advice on a variety of homeland security issues.
Throughout the pandemic, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has stood ready to assist communities across the nation in the fight against COVID-19.
4. Acting Secretary Chad Wolf Condemns Censorship of Government Officials as a Security Threat, Calls on Twitter to End it (October 30, 2020)
In an open letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf today called on Twitter to no longer obstruct Americans’ unalienable right to communicate with each other, their government, and its officials on the platform, because doing so endangers the national security.
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