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US Transportation Command: Technology Through the Lens of Warfighting Readiness – October DTJ Sneak Peak
(Defense Transportation Journal [DTJ]) The US Transportation Command conducts globally integrated mobility operations in order to project and sustain the Joint Force in support of national objectives. To project the Joint Force today, the Department of Defense uses a global network of nodes—aerial ports, seaports, distribution hubs and staging bases.

Trump Administration Announces Tariffs on Whiskey, Cheese and Aircrafts from the E.U.
(Time) The Trump administration has announced it will impose tariffs on $7.5 billion in European imports beginning Oct. 18. This latest escalation in the administration’s tariffs will open a new chapter in the trade wars that are depressing the world economy and heightening fears of a global recession.

Admiral: U.S. Needs More Ships in Europe to Counter Growing Russian Threats
(USNI News) The head of Naval Forces Europe is making a pitch for more ships to provide presence, training and crisis response capability in his area of the world, even as tensions are rising globally.

Trump Signs Continuing Resolution, Averting Government Shutdown Until Nov. 21
(Federal News Network) President Donald Trump has signed a seven-week continuing resolution into law, delaying the possibility of another government shutdown until Nov. 21 and buying lawmakers more time to negotiate over several full-year appropriations bills.

A Striking New Vision for the Marines, and a Wakeup Call for the Other Services
(War on the Rocks) Military planning documents rarely draw more than a yawn in Washington, but the new Marine Corps Commandant’s Planning Guidance is proving an exception.

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