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April 4, 2019

DOD Leaders Brief Congress on WMD Threats and Department’s Response

The lethality of the U.S. military “depends on our warfighters’ ability to deter, prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear weapons and their effects, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for chemical and biological defense programs told Congress.

April 3, 2019

Defense of U.S. is Top Priority for Missile Defense, DOD Leader Says

Potential adversaries are developing sophisticated ballistic and cruise missile systems, with increased speed, range, accuracy and lethality, a senior Pentagon official said.

April 3, 2019

Secretary General Touts NATO’s Benefits at Joint Session of Congress

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization not only is the longest-lived alliance in history, but also is the most successful, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told a joint session of the U.S. Congress here.

April 3, 2019

Award to Korean Minister Highlights Strength of U.S.-South Korean Alliance

The U.S.-South Korea alliance is strong, but defense officials will continue to work together to make it stronger yet, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at an awards ceremony here.

April 3, 2019

U.S. Seeks Stronger Defense Relationship With Vietnam

The assistant defense secretary for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs said that the U.S. defense relationship with Vietnam is strong and represents one of the strongest pillars in our multifaceted bilateral relationship.

April 2, 2019

DOD Hosts Dialogue With the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is committed to NATO, and that is reflected in the strategic impact the nation has in Europe and elsewhere, a senior Pentagon official said.

April 2, 2019

U.S., Lithuania Detail Roadmap for Cooperation Through 2024

U.S. and Lithuanian defense leaders have signed a document detailing cooperation between the two countries through 2024.

April 2, 2019

A Short History of NATO

At the end of World War II, in Europe, the Soviets and the Americans confronted each other from their occupation zones. Germany was divided into four zones, as was Berlin, the German capital that was squarely in the Soviet zone.

March 29, 2019

DOD Official: Maintaining Space Dominance ‘Pivotal’ for U.S. Warfighters

A lot has changed in space in the last half century, including the number of countries that are capable of putting things on the moon, launching rockets with complex satellites, or building space stations. The United States still has a lead in space, but that might not last long.

March 29, 2019

Thomas Passes Special Operations Command Reins to Clarke

Army Gen. Raymond A. Thomas III passed command of U.S. Special Operations Command to Army Gen. Richard D. Clarke Jr. during a ceremony in Tampa, Florida.

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