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Officials from UN, North Korea agree situation is dangerous

December 10, 2017 11:15 pm stripes.com
Officials from UN, North Korea agree situation is dangerous

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations says its political chief and North Korea's foreign minister agree that the current situation on the Korean peninsula is the most dangerous security issue in the world. U.N. Undersecretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman returned Friday from a four-day visit to North Korea, where…

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Signs of the familiar: Same adversaries, evolving threat

December 10, 2017 9:46 pm defensenews.com
Signs of the familiar: Same adversaries, evolving threat

During the last year, we’ve seen threats evolve, even as primary adversaries have remained largely the same. Allies reassessed North Korea from bombastic to hostile, and Russia from meddlesome to disruptive. They cheered success in driving the Islamic State group out of geographic strongholds, only to see the extremist group…

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Pentagon comptroller: Using the audit to drive change

December 10, 2017 9:33 pm defensenews.com
Pentagon comptroller: Using the audit to drive change

An underreported but long-awaited event begins at the Pentagon this month: Over 20 years after enactment of a law requiring the audit of federal agencies, the U.S. Department of Defense commenced its first full-scope financial statement audit. For years, Congress has been adamant that it is high time for the…

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L3 CEO: It’s time to overcome the ‘boom or bust’ funding environment

December 10, 2017 9:31 pm defensenews.com
L3 CEO: It’s time to overcome the ‘boom or bust’ funding environment

Michael Strianese, the outgoing CEO of L3 Technologies, discusses with Defense News the effects of sequestration. Serving U.S. Department of Defense customers is an honor and a privilege. It is made more meaningful by knowing that our industry’s products and services can directly affect our men and women in uniform…

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NATO’s Stoltenberg: Preserving peace by spending more, and better, on defense

December 10, 2017 9:27 pm defensenews.com
NATO’s Stoltenberg: Preserving peace by spending more, and better, on defense

Outside the new NATO headquarters in Brussels, two memorials stand vigil: a fragment of the Berlin Wall facing a twisted piece of metal from the Twin Towers. Both are silent reminders of the importance of investing in collective defense to protect our security, freedom and democracy. For nearly 70 years,…

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Brig. Gen. Lacroix: The Inter-American Defense Board ― the other IADB

December 10, 2017 9:22 pm defensenews.com
Brig. Gen. Lacroix: The Inter-American Defense Board ― the other IADB

Latin America and the Caribbean persistently show growth and potential for beneficial change, despite the continuous challenges the region faces. Cyberattacks, natural disasters, organized crime, drug trafficking, income inequality, corruption, intrastate discord and climate change present barriers to effective security throughout the Western Hemisphere. Public security is a broad and…

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Video: A 2018 Outlook preview

December 10, 2017 9:16 pm defensenews.com
Video: A 2018 Outlook preview

Preview: Defense News' Outlook 2018 Defense News Associate Editor Aaron Mehta previews the annual "Outlook" issue and briefs Defense News Weekly on what happened at this year's Reagan National Defense Forum. (Alan Lessig, Dustin Diaz and Ben Murray/Staff)

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Sweden’s Hultqvist: The need to up security cooperation in the EU

December 10, 2017 8:53 pm defensenews.com
Sweden’s Hultqvist: The need to up security cooperation in the EU

Over the past few years, the security situation in Europe has deteriorated. Russian actions constitute a serious challenge to the European security order. Russia’s conflict in Georgia in 2008 and the Russian aggression against Ukraine in 2014, with the illegal annexation of Crimea, show that Russia is prepared to use…

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Norway’s defense minister: The path to the next NATO summit

December 10, 2017 8:34 pm defensenews.com
Norway’s defense minister: The path to the next NATO summit

Next summer NATO will hold another summit, gathering heads of state and government from all 29 member countries. Summits focus our efforts and provide guidance and direction for the alliance, and this summit takes place at a crucial time. NATO faces a deteriorating security environment that is both dynamic and…

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Moscow-based think tank director: Russia’s unexpected military victory in Syria

December 10, 2017 8:21 pm defensenews.com
Moscow-based think tank director: Russia’s unexpected military victory in Syria

One of the main events of 2017 has been the victory won by the Russian armed forces and the Assad government in Syria. When Russian President Vladimir Putin decisively intervened in Syria’s bloody civil war in September 2015, many were taken completely by surprise. Western commentators and politicians ― including…

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European Business Summit chief: The EU defense market — a sea serpent becoming reality?

December 10, 2017 8:12 pm defensenews.com
European Business Summit chief: The EU defense market — a sea serpent becoming reality?

If the defense sector has always been of crucial importance for the European project, the establishment of a common defense market has presented itself as a struggle. Ever since the era of the Cold War and the failure of the European Defence Community to fully emerge, the shadow of a…

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Ukroboronprom head: Ukraine’s military industrial complex during hybrid warfare

December 10, 2017 8:08 pm defensenews.com
Ukroboronprom head: Ukraine’s military industrial complex during hybrid warfare

Three years ago, Ukraine was facing an unexpected challenge – Russia’s military aggression. The annexation of Crimea and the first battles in Donbass were a total shock to the Ukrainian armed forces and the domestic defense industry. At that time, defense and law enforcement agencies were uncapable of performing their…

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Nunes: FBI/DOJ Officials Have Become So "Dirty," "Who Is Watching The Watchmen? Who Is Investigating These People?"

December 10, 2017 8:00 pm realclearpolitics.com
Nunes: FBI/DOJ Officials Have Become So "Dirty," "Who Is Watching The Watchmen? Who Is Investigating These People?"

House Intelligence Committee Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) speaks to FOX News after being cleared by a House ethics panel over an accusation that he revealed classified information. From Friday's broadcast of Special Report: CATHERINE HERRIDGE, FOX NEWS: After an 8-month review the House ethics panel cleared the Republican chairman of…

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