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Irregular Warfare Alert

August 07, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

As the Defense Department increases its partnership with militaries in East Africa, the need for mobility units such as the 75th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron has grown as well, the squadron's commander told Inside the Air Force this week.

July 30, 2014 | Inside the Pentagon

The special inspector general for Afghan reconstruction has found that Textron Marine and Land Systems has not been able to properly service a $660 million fleet of mobile strike vehicles delivered to Afghan military due to a lack of security for contractors.

July 25, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The Marine Corps is in the process of redefining doctrine on its role regarding security cooperation, which includes discussion about the service's role in the foreign internal defense mission, according to a service spokesman.

July 16, 2014 | Daily News

Top-ranking Pentagon officials are defending the $58.6 billion overseas contingency operations request against claims from lawmakers that it has become a "slush fund."

July 02, 2014 | Inside the Pentagon

U.S. Special Operations Command saw a nearly $100 million increase over last year in the Defense Department's recent overseas contingency operations (OCO) procurement request for fiscal year 2015, and a new counterterrorism program could push more funding SOCOM's way, according to DOD budget documents.

June 18, 2014 | Inside the Pentagon

A Senate panel is recommending the extension of a pilot fund designed to carry out overseas security, counterterrorism training and rule of law programs in light of increased tensions in Ukraine.

June 18, 2014 | Inside the Pentagon

The Pentagon is creating a new council to help oversee and guide U.S. Special Operations Command and coordinate special operations issues across the department, according to a new report to lawmakers.

June 18, 2014 | Daily News

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey told Senate appropriators that the United States has no choice but to fund President Obama's new $5 billion overseas contingency operations request to develop counterterrorism partnerships in Africa because the nation badly needs regional allies to address militant extremism.

June 11, 2014 | Inside the Pentagon

As part of an ongoing effort to enhance oversight of U.S. Special Operations Command, House appropriators are increasing funds for the Defense Department's special operations and low-intensity conflict shop to bring in additional staff to help keep an eye on the command's operations.

June 06, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The Marine Corps' 2014 Command Element Roadmap reflects a shrinking service that is putting more emphasis on Marine Expeditionary Brigades and the document has been used to inform program objective memorandum 2016.

June 04, 2014 | Inside the Pentagon

The Senate Armed Services Committee wants to establish new rapid acquisition deployment procedures for U.S. Special Operations Command, according to the committee's version of the fiscal year 2015 defense authorization bill.

June 04, 2014 | Inside the Pentagon

The Senate Armed Services Committee authorized an unrequested $60 million to U.S. Africa Command for increased intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities in support of the U.S. effort to counter the Lord's Resistance Army led by Joseph Kony in Central Africa, according to the committee's version of the fiscal year 2015 defense authorization bill.

May 22, 2014 | Inside the Pentagon

Defense officials are defending the creation of new special operations centers, arguing they enable persistent collaboration with partner nations and promote interoperability without overlapping with existing activities.

April 30, 2014 | Inside the Pentagon

A House Armed Services subcommittee wants to restrict U.S. Special Operations Command modernization funding until the panel receives more information on the command's intelligence activities.

April 11, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The Marine Corps is finalizing plans for two additional special-purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-crisis response units -- one in U.S. Central Command and one in U.S. Southern Command -- that it hopes to set up to offset a lack of available amphibious ships, according to a service official.

April 04, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The Marine Corps' newest crisis-response force has extended its host nation agreement by one year so that it can continue to support U.S. Africa Command, a service spokesman told Inside the Navy.

April 04, 2014 | Inside the Navy

Standing up two additional Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response units -- one in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility and another in U.S. Southern Command -- is contingent upon the Navy having the funding and manpower necessary to do so, according to a top Marine Corps official.

March 19, 2014 | Inside the Pentagon

U.S. Special Operations Command is launching several new programs to improve its aviation capability, with one effort going toward enhancing the command's psychological operations.

March 12, 2014 | Inside the Pentagon

The Defense Department is pushing for the continuance of its Regional Defense Combating Terrorism Fellowship Program in a report to Congress, noting that the program has trained more than 25,000 military, police and security officials in the last 11 years.

February 14, 2014 | Inside the Navy

A newly formed Marine Security Augmentation Unit can respond to U.S. embassies in turmoil at a moment's notice from its home at Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA, and has performed 10 operational deployments since its inception last July.

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