DOD 2016 Year in Review Special Report

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January 18, 2017 | Originally published by Date Line: January 18 on

This report highlights the Defense Department”s top 10 issues in 2016. During the year, DoD continued to counter terrorism and proceed with missions in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and Afghanistan. Defense Secretary Ash Carter expanded efforts to build the Force of the Future while seeking new technologies, promoting the well-being of troops and pushing for a budget to maintain what he calls the finest fighting force the world has ever known.