Milley: Budget Request Is Down Payment on Investments of the Future – Department of Defense

The Space Development Agency — charged with building the National Defense Space Architecture — will, for the first time, put satellites into orbit aboard SpaceX’s Transporter 2 commercial rocket when it launches from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

Robin Bartlett still gets choked up when he recalls how his parents met him at Travis Air Force Base, California, in 1969 after the young infantry officer returned from a year in Vietnam.

As the 28th secretary of defense, Lloyd J. Austin III is the principal assistant to the president in all matters relating to the Department of Defense and also serves on the National Security Council.

The integration of artificial intelligence technology is about trust, and a responsible AI ecosystem is the foundation for that trust, Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen H. Hicks said.

Military installations afford the Defense Department important power projection capabilities, especially in today’s world where the U.S. is no longer a sanctuary, the official performing the duties of the assistant secretary of defense for sustainment said.

Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met with his Israeli counterpart, Lt. Gen. Aviv Kohavi, for the first time to discuss the state of the relationship between the U.S. and Israel, as well as Middle Eastern issues.

Grover Cleveland Alexander, one of the best baseball players of all time, served in the Army in France during World War I.

U.S. leaders continually assess the progress of the retrograde from Afghanistan and the state of operations in the country and adjust accordingly, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.

The fiscal year 2022 budget request reflect the pacing threat from China, as well as threats from Russia, North Korea, Iran, transnational challenges and climate change, to name a few, the deputy defense secretary said.

By Wednesday, the restrictions on Pentagon personnel that were the result of COVID-19 will lift a bit, providing the ability for more personnel to work in the building and for larger numbers of people to gather in one location, the Pentagon press secretary said.