Katherine Kidder, a fellow at the Center for a New American Security, and Amy Schafer a research associate for the military, veterans and society program there, tell Federal Drive with Tom Temin the all-volunteer military force is showing serious strains. They discuss what’s causing them and offer some solutions going forward.
Thailand’s top defense official says the government has approved the purchase of its first submarine in more than half a century, calling the $393 million deal with China necessary and a bargain
A Greek court has rejected a new Turkish request for the extradition of three of eight Turkish servicemen who fled to Greece by helicopter after last year’s failed military coup in Turkey
The U.S. 7th Fleet says two of its destroyers are conducting simultaneous maritime exercises with naval ships from Japan and South Korea
South Korea’s military says North Korea held major live-fire drills in an area around its eastern coastal town of Wonsan as it marked the anniversary of the founding of its military
Taliban kill 8 policemen, overran security checkpoints in Afghanistan’s northern province of Takhar
Senior commander says Iraqi troops have driven out IS militants from largest neighborhood in western Mosul
A ruling Chinese Communist Party newspaper is warning North Korea against conducting another nuclear test, saying that would likely propel events past the “point of no return.”
A top Justice Department national security official says foreign governments that work with criminal hackers make their operations vulnerable to being exposed and disrupted
A federal prosecutor in New York says politically connected lawyers are using inaccuracies to whitewash charges against a prominent Turkish businessman as they try to get Turkey’s president and U.S. officials to resolve the case diplomatically
A Cameroon military court has sentenced a correspondent of Radio France International’s Hausa service to 10 years in jail after convicting him of non-denunciation of acts of terrorism and laundering proceeds of terrorist acts
An Air Force investigation has concluded birds and mechanical issues _ not pilot error _ caused the crash of a B-52 bomber in Guam a year ago
Fifteen organizations, both liberal and conservative, called on the White House to use a scalpel rather than a meat ax to cut DoD civilian employees.
Alfred Rivera, DISA’s director of the Development and Business Center, said the agency is moving toward multi-factor authentication, including biometrics and other “patterns of life” type of technologies.
A new report from the Center for a New American Security finds females make up an increasing percentage of the national security workforce, but less so in leadership positions.