Ex-cabinet secretaries decry Trump administration’s plan for climate-change panel
Wyatt Olson Stars and Stripes Two former Obama administration cabinet secretaries warned lawmakers Tuesday of the peril in the current administration’s disregard of the clear link between climate change and national security. Former Secretary of State John Kerry and former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel reiterated before the House Committee... Read more
US soldiers return to Palau for exercise after 37-year hiatus
Wyatt Olson Stars and Stripes About 200 soldiers are heading to Palau next week as part of Pacific Pathways, the first time in 37 years the Army has sent personnel to the nation of about 340 tiny islands in Micronesia. An infantry company and a battalion tactical advanced command... Read more
INDOPACOM chief: Sub shortfall in Pacific poses threat to daily operations
Wyatt Olson Stars and Stripes The Navy has half the submarines it needs to patrol the Pacific as it keeps tabs on undersea competitors such as China and Russia, the head of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command said Wednesday. “My day-to-day requirement is met by slightly over 50 percent of what... Read more
Army plan would tap thousands of mainland soldiers for short-term Pacific rotations
Wyatt Olson Stars and Stripes The Army plans to rotate thousands of soldiers from the mainland through short-term Pacific deployments in pursuit of becoming a more expeditionary force, Army officials said Tuesday. “The forces already assigned will remain assigned,” said Gen. Robert Brown, commander of U.S. Army Pacific, referring... Read more

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