DIA Releases Annual Threat Assessment

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Background Briefing on Secretary Hagel’s Trip to Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates from the Pentagon Briefing room

ON THE FIGHT

Defense Minister Thomas de Maizière announced that Germany plans to keep up to 800 troops in Afghanistan after 2014.

Piracy is on the rise on and off the coast of Nigeria, as militant groups begin to take root in the resource-rich country.

Gunmen linked to an al-Qaeda affiliate have killed yet another Yemeni intelligence officer.

ON THE FORCE

The crown jewel in the Army’s intelligence kingdom, Fort Huachuca, is under new management: Major General Robert P. Ashley, a longtime Army intelligence officer.

Thousands of migrants are trapped in Yemen, and the state shows no signs of asking for US assistance.

POTOMAC TWO-STEP

With the suspect captured, law enforcement and the intelligence community begin to probe the motivations and connections of the Boston marathon bombers.

The Pentagon has updated their internal guidance on the investigation of sexual misconduct and the development of a Plain Language Program.

ON TECH

The Navy has arranged for a classified industry day May 7th in upstate Maryland to flesh out plans for its beloved MH-60 Seahawk helicopters. Previously, the Navy has stated that retirement for the -60s are planned to occur around 2028.

ON SECRECY – OR LACK THEREOF

The Defense Intelligence Agency has released the annual threat assessment submitted to the Senate Armed Services Committee.

CONTRACT WATCH

Australia’s Department of Defence contracted with Telstra for telecommunications services worth $1.1 billion over 6 years and a half.

Robert Caruso is a veteran of the United States Navy, and has worked for the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, Business Transformation Agency and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

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