Feb. 21, 2019
NATO Admiral Discusses Complex Security Environment, Results of Trident Juncture
Europeans view Russia as the greatest threat they face, but China has made inroads, and threats from violent extremism and ungoverned spaces in the Middle East and Africa complicate an already complex security environment, the commander of NATO’s Allied Joint Force Command Naples said.
Feb. 18, 2019
Shanahan Discusses Results of Trip to Southwest Asia, Europe
Patrick M. Shanahan said his first trip as acting defense secretary was timely and has given him a lot to chew on moving forward.
Feb. 16, 2019
Vice President Details U.S. National Security Policy During Munich Speech
Vice President Mike Pence gave a report card at the annual Munich Security Conference on the Trump administration’s security policy two years after telling European leaders that “America first, did not mean America alone.”
Feb. 15, 2019
Acting Secretary Pleased With Progress of Coalition to Defeat ISIS
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said he is pleased with the progress of the coalition to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, and he reiterated America’s steadfast support for the effort.
Engagement With African Nations Must Matter to Americans
Michelle Lenihan, the acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for African affairs, said that Africa matters and wants to get across to Americans: What happens in Africa is important and affects the world.
Feb. 14, 2019
Cyber Command Expects Lessons From 2018 Midterms to Apply in 2020
Efforts to protect the 2018 midterm elections from foreign interference are expected to be studied and reapplied to protect the November 2020 elections, the commander of U.S. Cyber Command said on Capitol Hill.
Special Operations Leaders Testify Before Senate on SOF Global Posture
The assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low-intensity conflict discussed the global posture of the nation’s special operations enterprise during a hearing on Capitol Hill.
Acting Secretary Stresses Iraqi Sovereignty, Security in Visit to Baghdad
On his way to Brussels for meetings with his NATO counterparts, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan talked with reporters traveling with him about his visit to Baghdad.
Shanahan: NATO Allies Unified in Face of Security Threats
NATO allies have recognized the threats facing the world and are putting their money where their mouths are, plussing up defense spending by $100 billion, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said at the conclusion of the alliance’s defense ministers conference in Brussels.
Feb. 13, 2019
Shanahan Joins NATO Defense Ministers in Brussels to Discuss Alliance Deterrence
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan and his fellow NATO defense ministers are meeting in Brussels to assess the effectiveness of the alliance’s deterrence of Russia, as well as other security challenges, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.
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