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LATEST NEWS Mar 19, 2019
FY 20 Military Intelligence Top-Line Budget

The Department of Defense released the Military Intelligence Program top-line budget request for Fiscal Year 2020. The total, which includes both the base budget and Overseas Contingency Operations funding, is $22.95 billion and is aligned to support the national defense strategy. …

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NATO Alliance Marking 70 Years, Looks to Counter Threats

As NATO prepares to mark its 70th anniversary, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance may have changed many times, but it has not compromised its foundational principle: the commitment of its member nations to protect and defend one another. …

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Fort Trump Could Be Traded for Additional US Troop Deployment in Poland – Report

Despite Polish politicians repeatedly confirming the construction of a new military base at the country’s own expense, Washington has been cautious in making promises and so far has only been considering taking up Warsaw’s offer to deploy troops. …

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US Wages Wide-Ranging Campaign to Block Huawei

Over the past several weeks, the U.S. government has launched a seemingly unprecedented campaign to block the Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies from competing in the global rollout of next-generation 5G mobile networking technology, claiming that the company is effectively an arm of the Chinese intelligence services. …

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Beijing Plans to Build ‘City’ on ‘Blueprint’ Island in South China Sea

The Chinese government has plans for a large military settlement on a reclaimed reef in the contested Paracel Islands, where adversaries such as the US strongly oppose Chinese expansion. …

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Anti-terrorism efforts stressed in white paper on Xinjiang

Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region government has prioritized preventive anti-terrorism and taken multiple measures, including setting up training centers and improving residents’ livelihoods, to protect people from the harm of terrorism and extremism, according to a white paper released on Monday. …

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UN will do ‘utmost to prevent and mitigate any risk of violence’ in DR Congo, pledges Mission chief

Despite the relatively peaceful passage of December’s presidential election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN Special Representative to the country told the Security Council she “remained concerned” over developments in the east, where dozens of armed groups continue to operate. …

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SECNAV Names Future Destroyer in Honor of US Navy Medal of Honor Recipient

Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer has named a future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, DDG 130, in honor of Medal of Honor recipient, Hospital Corpsman Master Chief William Charette. …

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