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Breedlove: U.S. Should Halt Europe Force Structure Cuts

DefenseAlert, June 30, 2014 -- In light of events in Ukraine, the Pentagon should halt planned reductions to its force structure in Europe and consider adding more rotational forces, U.S. European Command chief and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Gen. Philip M. Breedlove said Monday.

DOD Issues New Counter-WMD Strategy; Reserves Right To Act 'Unilaterally'

DefenseAlert, June 30, 2014 -- The Defense Department has updated its 2006 global strategy for countering weapons of mass destruction with a greater emphasis on a Pentagon-wide approach rather than a focus on military solutions, though the government still reserves the right to "act unilaterally, if necessary."
DOCUMENT: DOD's 2014 Strategy For Countering WMDs

Interim OSD Assessment Of JLTV Finds Program 'On Track' To Meet Objectives

DefenseAlert, June 30, 2014 -- The Office of the Secretary of Defense in a new assessment finds the effort to develop a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle -- a program with the second-largest claim on future Army modernization funding – "appears on track to meet its objectives," according to a Pentagon official.

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  • Army NIE Report Calls For Changes To JTRS Manpack Requirements

    Findings from the Army's latest Network Integration Evaluation suggest that the service should implement changes and improvements to its Manpack radio due to significant heat and weight issues, according to an internal report obtained by Inside the Army.

  • Army Pulls DCGS-A From Fall Network Integration Evaluation Tests

    The Army has pulled the Distributed Common Ground System-Army from a key test planned for the Network Integration Evaluation this fall, moving it instead to the following NIE in spring 2015, where it will be a "priority effort," according to a recent memo from the service's vice chief of staff.

  • Army Awards BAE Systems $40 Million For Third Generation CMWS

    The Army has awarded BAE Systems $40 million in contracts as part of a larger $496 million award for its Common Missile Warning System and the Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures system, according to a company announcement last week.

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Homeland Defense Watch

  • GAO Report On Homeland Missile Defense

    The July 17, 2014, Government Accountability Office report finds that a February 2014 Defense Department report to Congress "provides limited insight on improvements to homeland missile defense and acquisition plans."

  • Rep. Young's Letter On Red Flag-Alaska Cancellation

    In a Jan. 9, 2014, letter, Rep. Don Young (R-AK) expresses his concern over the cancellation of Red Flag excercises in his state in 2013.

  • Forest Service: No Change To Air Force MAFFS Role Despite Extra Tankers

    The U.S. Forest Service sees an enduring role for the Air Force in combating wildfires, even as the agency brings additional airtankers online through commercial contracts and an airplane transfer arrangement with the Coast Guard and Defense Department, a spokeswoman for the Forest Service said this week.

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