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NATO Seeks Increased Cooperation with European Union

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 17:10
Foreign ministers from Europe and North America will examine new ways to increase the interoperability between NATO and the European Union as they meet in Brussels. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will join his fellow foreign ministers for meetings at NATO headquarters. The foreign ministers also are preparing for the alliance's July summit in Brussels, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.

Mattis, Malaysian Counterpart Confer on Regional Security Issues

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 16:43
A discussion of regional security issues highlighted a phone call between Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.

Face of Defense: New Pilot Takes First Flight in Home Unit

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 14:03
Air Force 2nd Lt. Isaias Rivera, the newest pilot in the 156th Airlift Wing at Muniz Air National Guard Base in Puerto Rico, is a former enlisted aircraft mechanic who's now "living a dream" as a military pilot of WC-130H Hercules weather reconnaissance aircraft.

Secretary Recognizes Pakistan’s Sacrifices, Role in Counterterrorism Fight

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 18:01
Speaking to senior Pakistani officials in Islamabad, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis recognized Pakistan’s sacrifices in the war on terrorism, a Pentagon spokesperson said.

Soldiers Train, Provide Christmas Cheer at Operation Toy Drop

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 17:39
Hundreds of U.S. Army and foreign airborne troops gathered at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Dec. 1-2 to get in some airborne training and provide Christmas cheer to local children during the 20th annual Operation Toy Drop.

Face of Defense: Sailor, Recruits Help to Harvest Community Garden

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 14:36
The harvest was plentiful, though the workers were few, and Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brandon Weintraut had an idea. He had just spent the last year helping to recruit future sailors from around Kingsport, Tennessee, and now he thought about recruiting them for a more local mission: helping to harvest the community garden.

Officials Provide Details of Latest Strikes Against ISIS

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 14:24
U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Mattis Pleased With Results of Aqaba Conference

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 00:42
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said today that the Aqaba Conference in Jordan shows that nations can work together to address shared threats despite having different domestic agendas and foreign policies.

National Security Advisor Hints at Basis of Trump’s National Security Strategy

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 15:18
During a speech to the Reagan National Defense Forum, President Donald J. Trump’s national security advisor gave hints on what the president’s upcoming national security strategy will contain.

Shanahan Makes Case for Budget Stability, Says Situation ‘Is Not Normal’

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 14:52
The Defense Department has clear orders from President Donald J. Trump “to build a stronger military, take care of our men and women, and excel in our business operations,” Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said.

Mattis, Defense Leaders Meet to Discuss Countering Radicalization, Terrorism

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 14:39
Defense Secretary of James N. Mattis attended the Aqaba Process, a conference held in Aqaba, Jordan, focused on countering radicalization a Pentagon spokesperson said.

U.S. Must Move Faster or Risk Losing Lead in Space

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 22:01
The U.S. advantage in space is eroding and the military must move faster to maintain a lead in this critical warfighting domain, defense officials said at the Reagan National Defense Forum in California.

Mattis, Egypt’s President Discuss Defense Issues in Cairo

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 18:17
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in Cairo to discuss defense issues and regional challenges.

Mattis Trip Continues South Asia Strategy Dialogue

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 16:10
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis’ trip to the Middle East and Central Asia will continue the dialogue about the South Asia strategy President Donald J. Trump announced in August.

Coast Guard Hosts Arctic Awareness Meeting

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 21:58
The Coast Guard hosted an Arctic Domain Awareness Center meeting in Washington and brought together researchers from the Department of Homeland Security’s Center of Excellence with leaders from the Coast Guard.

Mattis Departs for 5-Day Middle East Trip

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 21:32
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis departed on a five-day trip to reaffirm the enduring U.S. commitment to partnerships in the Middle East, West Africa and South Asia.

Mattis, Japanese Defense Minister Discuss North Korean Missile Launch

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 20:19
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera condemned North Korea’s Nov. 28 intercontinental ballistic missile launch, a Pentagon spokesperson said.

FBI Shares Tools, Trains Partner Nations to Fight Terrorists Online

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 16:41
A team of eight experts from the FBI taught 33 participants from 23 countries how to bring the counterterrorism fight to the internet at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies’ global counterterrorism workshop in Germany titled “Investigating Terrorists Online.”

Face of Defense: Airman Brings Age, Experience to Montana Base

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 15:07
Age is no barrier for Air Force Airman 1st Class Mark Martinez, 40, who joined the Air Force last year and is excelling in his duties as a vehicle maintainer at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana.

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 13:57
U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 19 strikes consisting of 24 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

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