Christopher J. Castelli

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Daily News | December 17, 2008

Russia intends to "test the mettle" of President-elect Barack Obama's administration on missile defense and other issues, a senior State Department official said today.

The Insider | December 17, 2008

With little more than a month left in office, President Bush is scheduled today to visit the Army War College in Carlisle, PA, to talk about defense matters.

Daily News | December 15, 2008

A panel led by former Defense Secretary William Perry, an adviser to President-elect Barack Obama, issued an interim report today urging the United States to maintain a credible, safe, secure and reliable nuclear deterrent for the long term.

The Insider | December 15, 2008

President-elect Barack Obama is slated to hold a national security meeting in Chicago in today.

The Insider | December 15, 2008

We've just posted a story on a new interim report by the Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States.

Daily News | December 11, 2008

A new nuclear weapons study urges President-elect Barack Obama to adopt "centrist" recommendations aimed at concurrently advancing nuclear arms control and refurbishing and updating the U.S. nuclear stockpile.

The Insider | December 11, 2008

President-elect Barack Obama will meet today in Chicago with former Secretaries of State James Baker and Warren Christopher, Chairmen of the National War Powers Commission.

The Insider | December 11, 2008

The 2010 QDR just might be preceded by a brand-new, sweeping national security review.

The Insider | December 8, 2008

President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden are slated to meet with former Vice President Al Gore in Chicago tomorrow to discuss “energy and climate change and how policies in this area can stimulate the economy and create jobs,” the Obama camp just announced.

Daily News | December 4, 2008

President-elect Barack Obama's Defense Department transition team, which began discussing the DOD budget with Pentagon officials this week, recently expanded to include more experts on fiscal and security matters.

The Insider | December 4, 2008

Today's issue of Inside the Pentagon is packed with news on the transition, so let's get right to it.

The Insider | December 1, 2008

Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you're probably aware President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden are scheduled to officially announce the incoming administration's national security team today in Chicago at 10:45 a.m.

The Insider | November 26, 2008

Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who has reportedly agreed to continue to lead the Pentagon when President-elect Barack Obama comes to power next year, will be taking to the skies Monday and might just make a stop in Obama's hometown of Chicago, IL.

Daily News | November 20, 2008

The Pentagon is temporarily withholding a broad range of sensitive information from President-elect Barack Obama's Defense Department transition team, but DOD insists this will not inhibit the transition process.

Daily News | November 13, 2008

The Pentagon has dropped plans to conduct high-level talks with China in the twilight of the Bush administration, according to Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Eric Edelman.

The Insider | November 13, 2008

Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Eric Edelman says he will not be among the Bush administration officials sticking around for the transition at the Defense Department, but many DOD officials are willing if the Obama camp asks.

The Insider | November 12, 2008

Though the Associated Press reported last night that former Sen. Sam Nunn (D-GA) will "help shepherd" the incoming administration's Pentagon transition effort, Obama camp spokesman Nick Shapiro tells us that Nunn will not be the Defense Department transition team leader.

The Insider | November 11, 2008

John Podesta, co-chair of President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden's transition team, spoke to reporters this afternoon about the status of the transition effort.

Daily News | November 10, 2008

A transition team stood up in July by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen is poised to brief President-elect Barack Obama's camp on a broad range of issues, Inside the Pentagon has learned.

Daily News | October 27, 2008

Pentagon acquisition chief John Young today praised the Defense Department's new Techipedia portal, designed to help officials track, discuss and make the best use of science and technology projects worth billions of dollars.

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