Medal of Honor Monday: Army Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood

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Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby briefed the media at the Pentagon.

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.

DOD's fiscal year 2022 budget request allots $5 billion for the Pacific Deterrence Initiative to answer threats from China and maintain U.S. competitive advantages in the Indo-Pacific region, the department’s comptroller 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.

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