DOD Deploys Forces to Protect Kabul Embassy Drawdown

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A big priority for the Missile Defense Agency is making life easier for the operators of the complex systems used to protect the U.S. from missile threats, the director of the MDA said. Artificial intelligence can help make their job easier, he said — and put their attention on things that matter.

The U.S. is now navigating through uncharted waters with the possibility of strategic deterrence failing under rapidly growing threats from China and Russia, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command said.

Army Gen. Paul M. Nakasone, U.S. Cybercom commander, and Japan's state minister of defense discussed strategic security challenges in cyberspace and bilateral cooperation between the U.S. and Japan during a meeting at U.S. Cybercom.

U.S. officials are monitoring the security situation in Afghanistan and remain focused on supporting the country's forces as well as completing the drawdown in a safe and orderly way, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.

Navy divers recently double dipped — first testing the waters in Virginia Beach, Va., then later taking a deeper dive in Panama City Beach, Fla., during predeployment training for all diving and salvage operations.

Detection of missile threats on a global scale is perhaps the number one capability needed by the Defense Department because if a missile cannot be identified, it can't be destroyed, the vice chairman of the joint chiefs of staff said.

Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Jennifer Williamson, who recently saved three men from drowning, said "that's just what we do in our service."

The Defense Department and Israel are seeking cutting edge technological solutions to address the gaps surrounding remote autonomous indoor maneuver.

For service members who have religious objections to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, the path for how they might seek an exception is defined by their individual military service's regulations, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.

A Defense Department official testified about U.S. security assistance in the Middle East before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on the Near East, South Asia, Central Asia and Counterterrorism, emphasizing five vital points.