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April 4, 2019

Top Service Lawyers: Commanders Crucial to Attacking Sexual Assault, Harassment

The armed services are relentless in attacking the problem of sexual assault and sexual harassment, and experience shows that commanders must be part of that attack, the service judge advocates general told the House Armed Services Committee’s military personnel subcommittee.

April 4, 2019

Patient Care Will Remain Steadfast Despite Staff Cuts, DHA Director Says

Given proposed military medical staffing reductions, the Defense Health Agency and the services are working together closely so access to care and availability of health services are consistently maintained for beneficiaries, the DHA director said on Capitol Hill.

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.

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