Tuesday, July 16, 2019

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Defense Secretary Nominee Supports Modernization of Nuclear Deterrent

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s nominee for secretary of defense said he supports modernization of the nation’s strategic nuclear deterrent. “Clearly, modernization of the [strategic nuclear] triad is top priority,” Mark T. Esper said June 16 during his confirmation hearing before…

Coast Guard Repatriates 14 Migrants to the Dominican Republic

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon (WPC-1113) repatriated 14 Dominican migrants to a Dominican navy patrol vessel Saturday near Samaná, Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of an illegal migrant voyage June 11 off the coast…

Berger Takes Over From Neller as Marine Corps Commandant

Gen. David H. Berger relieved Gen. Robert B. Neller on July 11 to become the 38th commandant of the Marine Corps in a ceremony at Marine Corps Barracks, Washington. Acting Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper said of Berger: “In this…