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March 22, 2019

Dunford Presents Legion of Merit to Japanese Counterpart

Defense Department officials celebrated the U.S.-Japanese alliance yesterday as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff presented the Legion of Merit to his Japanese counterpart during a full-honor arrival ceremony at Fort Myer, Virginia.

March 21, 2019

Dunford Describes U.S. Great Power Competition with Russia, China

Russia and China are competitors to the United States and both nations are looking to overturn the current rules-based international order, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at the Atlantic Council’s Commanders’ Series.

March 21, 2019

‘Rosie the Riveter’ Recounts Women’s World War II Service

Mae Krier went to Capitol Hill, hoping to get Congress to recognize March 21 as an annual Rosie the Riveter Day of Remembrance. Rosie the Riveter was an iconic World War II poster showing a female riveter flexing her muscle.

March 20, 2019

Shanahan: Space Force to Preserve Margin of Dominance, $19 Trillion Economy

If the gap is to be maintained between what the United States has in space technology and capability and what its closest competitors have -- a gap that’s closing fast -- it’ll be the recently approved Space Force that maintains it, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said.

March 20, 2019

Guardsmen Spring into Action for Rescue, Relief Operations in Nebraska

Nebraska National Guardsmen performed 107 aerial rescues of stranded Nebraskans, and they helped to evacuate people and pets via ground transport, during unprecedented flooding.

March 20, 2019

Military Officials Dispute Amnesty International Allegations of Civilian Casualties

Allegations by a human rights group that U.S. Africa Command is responsible for civilian casualties in Somalia are not correct, Defense Department officials said.

March 19, 2019

Defense Economic Director: Military Spending Important to Communities

In 2013, an economic shock wave hit many states and communities as they began to feel the full effects of the Budget Control Act of 2011, the director of the Defense Department's Office of Economic Adjustment said.

March 19, 2019

DARPA’s Director Outlines the Agency’s Future Programs

The work at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is about the future, based on a mission of breakthrough technologies and capabilities for national security, the agency's director said March 14.

March 18, 2019

Shanahan, French Counterpart Discuss Syria, Iraq During Pentagon Meeting

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan welcomed French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly to the Pentagon for talks centering on activities in the Middle East.

March 18, 2019

NATO Alliance Marking 70 Years, Looks to Counter Threats

As NATO prepares to mark its 70th anniversary, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance may have changed many times, but it has not compromised its foundational principle: the commitment of its member nations to protect and defend one another.

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