Esper: Air Force, Space Force Leading Charge to New Technologies

The National Defense Strategy provides a clear road map for the Department of Defense to meet the challenges posed by a re-emergence of long-term strategic competition with China and Russia. The National Defense Strategy acknowledges an increasingly complex global security environment, characterized by overt challenges to the free and open international order.

Using the resources of the federal government and the U.S. private sector, Operation Warp Speed will accelerate the testing, supply, development, and distribution of safe and effective vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics to counter COVID-19 by January 2021.

Defense Department officials provided testimony on cleanup and research efforts for PFAS, a foam that is effective in extinguishing aircraft fuel fires.

The Defense Department’s Artificial Intelligence Strategy directs DOD to accelerate the adoption of AI and the creation of a force fit for the times.

The Defense Department is working closely with the Department of Health and Human Services and the State Department to provide support in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.

Soldiers conducted COVID-19 testing during Exercise Noble Partner 20 to help minimize the spread of the virus and preserve the safety and readiness of the force.

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced military units both large and small to find creative ways to maintain a healthy force while still defending the nation.

The United States doesn’t want to engage in warfare in space, but the military must be prepared for such a conflict, Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. Raymond, said. 

Ernest C. Cheatham Jr. was a former defensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Colts. He was also a Marine who led troops during the Korean and Vietnam wars.

Medical staff at Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point, N.C., have been on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19 since the beginning.

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