ON THE FIGHT
President Obama will announce in the coming weeks the number of combat troops that will be withdrawn from Afghanistan next year, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday in Stockholm. “Very shortly, not too long from now, the president does intend to make public what his plans are for post-2014,” Kerry told reporters. Earlier this year, Obama announced that he would bring home some 34,000 troops by next February, effectively halving the American military presence in Afghanistan. But the administration has not yet said how many troops will remain at the end of 2014; as many as 15,000 service members could stay behind to provide training and support to Afghan security forces.
Strategic Command is committed to building coalitions in space. No, really.
ON THE FORCE
Deputy Secretary of Defense Ash Carter toured a so-called retrograde facility in Afghanistan to assess the progress of the phased withdrawal operations in the war-torn country.
Special Operations Command has released the Army’s Special Operations Forces 2022 Vision.
The Department of Justice has released Deputy Attorney General Coles’ letter to the Associated Press that set off the current political firestorm over the investigations of their reporters.
Rep. Mike Rogers, the guy who brought you CISPA, the controversial cyber bill, might go on to head the FBI.
Reston West, a hub for defense and intelligence contractors and their leased office buildings is re-imagining itself.