Accessed on 26 March 2018, 0011 UTC, Post #515.
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Here is the current military and geopolitical intelligence analysis from the U.S. Department of Defense. Views expressed in this geopolitical news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
Trump, Mattis Hail Spending Bill to Fund Strongest Military EverThe $1.3 trillion spending bill President Donald J. Trump signed includes the largest military budget in history, reversing years of decline and unpredictable funding, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said at the White House.STORY | SPECIAL REPORT
Dunford Encouraged by Afghan, Coalition Efforts in AfghanistanMarine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, completed an extensive visit to Afghanistan, and leaves encouraged by the Afghan and coalition military potential in the country.STORY | FLICKR ALBUM | SPECIAL REPORT
Secretary, Saudi Counterpart Discuss Defense RelationshipDefense Secretary James N. Mattis affirmed the importance of the U.S.-Saudi Arabia defense relationship in a meeting at the Pentagon with Saudi Defense Minister Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the chief Pentagon spokesperson said.STORY | DOD NEWS VIDEO | FLICKR ALBUM | TRANSCRIPT
Situation in Afghanistan Fundamentally Changed, Resolute Support Commander SaysThe South Asia Strategy fundamentally changed the situation in Afghanistan, and the Resolute Support mission commander believes it may provide the key for reconciliation and peace in the country.STORY | SPECIAL REPORT
Inherent Resolve Officials Report Details of Latest Strikes Against ISIS in Syria, IraqU.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.STORY | SPECIAL REPORT