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

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National Guardsmen more than demonstrated their value to America during 2020, and the need for their service has never been greater, Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, the chief of the National Guard Bureau said.

The Defense Department honors the nearly 2 million Americans who served in the Korean War and remembers their service and sacrifice, including those wounded during the conflict and those who did not return home.

The Defense Department's budget request will help DOD match its resources to strategy, strategy to policy, and policy to the will of the American people, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III told the House Armed Services Committee.

The Korean War began on June 25, 1950, when North Korean troops, aided by military support from China and the Soviet Union, invaded South Korea with the aim of consolidating the two Koreas into one.

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

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.

A combination of the nation's military capabilities, economic strength and diplomacy will deter U.S. adversaries and preserve great power peace, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Gen. Mark A. Milley said.

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.

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