Caitlin M. Kenney
Dec 2, 2021
Army Would Have 5 ‘Core Tasks’ in a Pacific Conflict
Secretary Wormuth said the service is keenly watching U.S. talks with regional allies over access to bases, including for new weapons. The Army will have five “core...
Nov 18, 2021
Are Naval Forces on the Right Path? Leaders Run Wargame to Check
Analysis of the classified, Pacific-focused “Global 14” will continue for weeks or months, a Navy official said. Top naval leaders attended a tabletop wargame Wednesday...
Nov 5, 2021
Navy Secretary Seeks 3-5% Annual Budget Increases
“I think more members of Congress understand the real threat that China presents,” Del Toro said. The U.S. Navy needs annual budget increases of three to five percent...
Nov 4, 2021
Marine Corps Seeks ‘Fundamental Redesign’
Commandant wants to keep young Marines longer, bring in older ones with skills. The Marines, long known for their high turnover rate, can no longer afford to let so many experienced...
Oct 22, 2021
One of Four Boosters Fails in Rapid-Fire Hypersonic Tests
Three launches got off successfully from Virginia; investigations have begun into the Alaska failure. Just days after news broke that a Chinese hypersonic test vehicle had reached...
Oct 20, 2021
Army Delays IVAS Display Headset by a Year
Officials cited problems with the unusually wide field of view. The Army is delaying testing and fielding of its augmented-reality headset while tweaks are made to improve the...
Oct 9, 2021
4 C’s Drive Biden Administration’s First Naval Strategic Guidance
“Expanded” posture is needed to focus on China, Navy Secretary Del Toro writes. The “Four C’s: China, Culture, Climate Change, and COVID” are the naval...
Oct 7, 2021
Active-Duty Suicide Rate Hit Record High in 2020
The rate among soldiers was nearly double that of sailors, DOD’s annual suicide report found. The suicide rate for active-duty troops rose to 28.7 per 100,000 last year, up...
Sep 17, 2021
The Marines Are Looking for a Few Older People
The Corps’ shift to a lighter, distributed force requires skills and judgment that may be easier to recruit than build, training chief says.
Sep 3, 2021
U.S. Marines Must Relearn to Protect Pacific Supply Lines
As a backup, Berger says, troops must learn to “forage” for some supplies. For the first time in decades, U.S. Marines must assume that enemies will contest their supply...
Jun 9, 2021
Navy Finds 32 Problems with Littoral Combat Ships
Study reveals “key reliability issues” and maintenance averaging up to two weeks per month to fix. The Navy has identified almost three dozen upgrades and fixes that are...
Jun 7, 2021
Where the U.S. Army’s Cut List and Wish List Overlap
Some programs slated for trimming in the 2022 budget proposal also appear on the service’s list of unfunded priorities.
May 11, 2021
Army Leaders Have Agreed to Cap Troop Size
Gen. McConville and the acting secretary have agreed the force will not grow past 485,000 active-duty soldiers next year. But can they keep it from shrinking?
May 7, 2021
‘A Lot of Risk’ in Army’s Proposed 2022 Budget
As details remain under wraps, lawmakers fret about possible cuts. There is one thing that Congressional representatives and the Army’s top leaders seem to agree on: the...
Mar 6, 2021
National Guard Troops To Receive Ribbons for Protecting U.S. Capitol
WASHINGTON — National Guard troops who deployed to the nation’s capital to provide security following the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol Building will be awarded local...
Feb 9, 2021
National Guard To Conduct DC Mission Through Mid-March
WASHINGTON — The cost of having National Guard troops protect the area around the U.S. Capitol will cost nearly $500 million, the Pentagon's chief spokesman said...
Jan 23, 2021
Austin Is Sworn in as Defense Secretary
WASHINGTON — Retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin was confirmed Friday by the Senate to be the 28th defense secretary and the first Black man to hold the position. The Senate voted...
Jan 12, 2021
Drawdown of Troops From Afghanistan Still Ongoing
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon still expects to reduce the number of troops in Afghanistan to 2,500 by Friday despite the new defense law that prohibits funding that would allow...
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