March 14, 2019
2020 Budget Focuses on High-End Threats, DOD Leaders Say
The $718 billion defense budget request for fiscal year 2020 addresses growing threats from Russia and China, the Defense Department’s top leaders told Congress.
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.
Aug. 31, 2018
Deputy Secretary Discusses Future of Space Force at Space and Missile Systems Center
Space is a contested environment, and the United States must deploy new tools, new capabilities and the right leadership to ensure dominance in that environment, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said.
Aug. 10, 2018
Proposed Space Force to Protect, Expand U.S. Cosmic Capabilities
The proposal to form the U.S. Space Force is rooted in protecting America’s advantages in space and in ensuring such advantages continue, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said during a roundtable discussion with reporters at the Pentagon.
June 28, 2018
U.S., Australian Service Members Mark 100 Years of ‘Mateship’
FORT MYER, Va. —
A mate shares values, and that is why the United States and Australia celebrated 100 Years of “Mateship” with services at the National Cathedral, followed by a special Twilight Tattoo ceremony.
April 24, 2018
DoD Seeks to Make Civilian Agencies More Productive, Efficient
The Defense Department is looking at ways to modernize, boost productivity and become more responsive, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan told an audience in Washington.
Feb. 23, 2018
Deputy Secretary, Australian Prime Minister Meet at Pentagon
Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan met the Australian prime minister at the Pentagon to discuss the robust defense relationship between the U.S. and Australia and the common strategic challenges the two nations face.
Feb. 16, 2018
DoD Honors Best in Acquisition With Packard Award
The winners of the premiere Defense Department acquisition honor -- the David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award -- made exceptional contributions in support of the National Defense Strategy, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said at a Pentagon ceremony.
Feb. 6, 2018
Shanahan: National Defense Strategy Reflects DoD’s ‘Will to Win’
The Defense Department team is strong, and its spirit, energy and “collective will to compete and win is extraordinary,” Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said at a naval conference in San Diego.
Feb. 2, 2018
Deputy Secretary: Nuclear Posture Review is ‘Tailored Nuclear Deterrent Strategy’
The Nuclear Posture Review is a strategy to keep America safe with a deterrent that is modern and credible, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said.
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