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Feb. 26, 2019

Selva Discusses Lessons of Leadership From Iwo Jima

The vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff spoke about leadership to educators responsible for training the next generations of military leaders at the Association of Military Colleges.

Feb. 26, 2019

Stratcom Commander: Modernizing Nuclear Triad Critical to Defense

The nuclear triad, which is composed of submarine-launched ballistic missiles, intercontinental ballistic missiles and bombers, “is the most important element of our national defense, and we have to make sure that we’re always ready to respond to any threat,” the commander of U.S. Strategic Command said.

Feb. 25, 2019

DOD Recognizes Acquisition Reformers

Defense Department Comptroller David L. Norquist, performing the duties of deputy secretary of defense, recognized acquisition personnel who saved DOD roughly $1.7 billion during the David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Awards ceremony at the Pentagon.

Feb. 25, 2019

Shanahan, Dunford Visit U.S.-Mexico Border

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, journeyed to Texas to get a feel for the situation on the Southwest border.

Feb. 22, 2019

U.S., Turkish Defense Officials Discuss Syria, Other Issues at Pentagon Meeting

U.S. and Turkish defense officials met at the Pentagon to discuss the future of operations in Syria and the other areas where the two countries fight together.

Feb. 22, 2019

Survey Says: Majority of Spouses Satisfied With Military Life

The latest survey of active-duty and reserve-component service members’ spouses shows the spouses are, by and large, happy with the military lifestyles they lead.

Feb. 22, 2019

U.S.-Belgian Partnership Helps Underpin Security, Shanahan Says

The U.S.-Belgian alliance underpins security, and working together with the other NATO nations, they offer reliability in an unpredictable world, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said as he welcomed Belgian Defense Minister Didier Reynders to the Pentagon.

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.”

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