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U.S. Department of Defense

October 6, 2020
By Jim Garamone , DOD News

U.S., Bulgaria Chart 10-Year Road Map for Military Cooperation

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.

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.

The Defense Department is on board with the intent of the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017, and is on track with implementing its requirements, a senior DOD official said.

Right in the middle of his years playing in the NFL as a running back, Woody Campbell deployed to South Vietnam and served in the Army as a military policeman.

The Army Medical Research and Development Command assembled a team of experts to help the Defense Department produce and procure medical materiel in response to equipment shortages in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

National Guardsmen Air Force Capt. Roger Tran and Army Capt. Jamie Bowden supported the Alaska State Public Health laboratory by processing more than 11,000 COVID-19 samples for testing.

Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper's visit to Malta and North Africa reminded countries throughout Africa that the United States has interests throughout the continent and will work assiduously with like-minded nations to encourage peace and stability.

The Space Development Agency announced that two companies won bids to build satellites that will be able to provide missile tracking data for hypersonic glide vehicles and the next generation of advanced missile threats.

The United States has a long and close relationship with Malta, the first stop of Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper's trip to the region.

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