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DOD Officials Say Budget Request Reflects Reforms, Pacing Challenge of China

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Of the $715 billion Defense Department's fiscal year 2022 budget request, $5 billion will go to the Pacific Deterrence Initiative to answer threats from China and maintain U.S. competitive advantages in the Indo-Pacific region, the undersecretary of defense comptroller and chief financial officer said.

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Leaders Discuss Space-Based Sensors That Can Track Missiles

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The Space Development Agency and the Missile Defense Agency are collaborating on new space-related activities, including missile tracking and targeting.

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Centcom Commander Describes Regional Threats to Stability

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Sustainable states throughout the Middle East and Central Asia are important for regional peace, stability and prosperity, the commander of U.S. Central Command said.

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Hicks Announces New Artificial Intelligence Initiative

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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.

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Official Details DOD Efforts to Improve Housing, Climate Resilience, Energy Efficiency

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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.

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DOD Budget Request Focused on Innovations for Warfighter, Hicks Says

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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.

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Official Says Input From Allies on Nuclear Posture Review to Be Important

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Nuclear deterrence remains the Defense Department's highest priority mission, the acting assistant secretary of defense for strategy, plans and capabilities said, adding that more is needed to confront these growing, multifaceted threats. 

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DOD Leaders Share Their Intelligence Threat Assessments

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Defense intelligence leaders addressed the capabilities and gaps of military intelligence during a hearing before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations.

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Missile Defense Review Will Address Growing Threats From Iran, North Korea, Others

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With nations such as North Korea, Iran, Russia and China all maturing their missile technology, the Defense Department plans to launch a review of its own missile defense policies, strategies and capabilities over the next few months.

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Milley Says Budget Request Balances Readiness, Modernization

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President Joe Biden's fiscal year 2022 defense budget request strikes a balance between readiness today and future modernization, Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said.

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