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How many US advisors are in Iraq?

Of the 300 troops authorized by President Barack Obama, 180 have arrived in Baghdad. Half are advisors and the remaining 90 are setting up an operations and intelligence analysis unit. The Pentagon confirms that Predator drones, armed with Hellfire missiles, are now also being used over the capitol for force protection.

Tags: military advisers , Pentagon and Beyond , Iraq , Baghdad , DoD , Predator drones , Hellfire missiles

Monday - 06/30/2014, 09:29am EDT

Overseas funding request submitted

The White House has submitted an updated Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) request to Congress. DoD OCO funding allotted is $58.6 billion and it includes $1.4 billion for State Department programming. President Barack Obama says the request is consistent with the plan he laid out at West Point. The plan called for bringing the U.S. war in Afghanistan to a responsible end, while ensuring our Armed Forces have the flexibility and resources required to respond to emerging needs as terrorist threats around the world continue to evolve.

Tags: White House , OCO , DoD , Barack Obama , Pentagon and Beyond ,

Friday - 06/27/2014, 08:45am EDT

Another attack happens during World Cup

Nigerian police shot and killed a suspect yesterday after an attack on a busy shopping plaza approximately four miles from the US Embassy in Abuja. One witness told the Associated Press a bomb was dropped at the entrance to the mall by a motorcyclist. The attack happened during the Nigeria/Argentina World Cup match. This is the second time in a week that an attack thought the be launched by the terror group Boko Haram has taken place during a World Cup match.

Tags: Nigeria , Pentagon & Beyond , Boko Haram , Abuja , World Cup

Thursday - 06/26/2014, 03:18pm EDT

DoD reveals strategy to protect itself from hackers

The Department of Defense recognizes that it and American companies are prime targets for hackers, whether they be a nation-state or individuals. So it's put in place an operating strategy. That strategy is comprised of 5 elements: 1) a defensible architecture; 2) global situational awareness and a common operating picture; 3) a concept for operating in cyberspace; 4) trained and ready cyber forces; and 5) capacity to take action when authorized.

Tags: DoD , hackers , operating strategy , Cybersecurity Report , cybersecurity ,

Thursday - 06/05/2014, 08:51am EDT

Federal Drive Interviews -- Nov. 14, 2012

JJ Green of WTOP discusses the national security implications of the Petraeus scandal. Conference Chairman Steve Goodrich talks about the upcoming Human Capital Management Federal Conference. Jeremy Herb of The Hill newspaper reports on what Congress thinks of the Petraeus scandal. Lorelei St. James of the GAO talks about a partnership between the Department of Transportation and the Army Corps of Engineers.

Tags: Steve Goodrich , Jeremy Herb , WTOP , Center for Organizational Excellence , HCMFC , The Hill , David Petraeus , Marine Transportation System , Lorelei St. James , DoD , DoD Report , GAO , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update

Wednesday - 11/14/2012, 10:06am EST

Update from Afghanistan

J.J. Green blogs from Afghanistan -- where he's no longer stuck.

Tags: security , Afghanistan ,

Friday - 12/11/2009, 09:07am EST
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Live from Afghanistan: an update from JJ Green

An inside-look from half-a-world away

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Wednesday - 12/09/2009, 08:59am EST
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