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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.

Feb. 15, 2019

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.

Feb. 14, 2019

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.

Feb. 14, 2019

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.

Feb. 14, 2019

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.

Feb. 12, 2019

DOD Unveils Its Artificial Intelligence Strategy

The Defense Department launched its artificial intelligence strategy in concert with the White House executive order that created the American Artificial Intelligence Strategy.

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