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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. 14, 2019

Shanahan: NATO Allies Unified in Face of Security Threats

NATO allies have recognized the threats facing the world and are putting their money where their mouths are, plussing up defense spending by $100 billion, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said at the conclusion of the alliance’s defense ministers conference in Brussels.

Feb. 13, 2019

Shanahan Joins NATO Defense Ministers in Brussels to Discuss Alliance Deterrence

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan and his fellow NATO defense ministers are meeting in Brussels to assess the effectiveness of the alliance’s deterrence of Russia, as well as other security challenges, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.

Jan. 28, 2019

Shanahan Encouraged by NATO Progress on Operations, Burden-Sharing

During a meeting with NATO Secretary Jens Stoltenberg at the Pentagon, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said he is encouraged by NATO’s operational progress its efforts to increase burden-sharing.

Jan. 16, 2019

Alliance Commitment Remains Steadfast, Military Committee Chairman Says

While circumstances have changed since NATO was formed in 1949, the commitment and support to defend alliance members – “is as resolute today as it was in 1949,” the chairman of NATO’s Military Committee said in Brussels.

Dec. 20, 2018

Navy Undersecretary Visits Allies to Build Military-to-Military Ties in Europe

Navy Undersecretary Thomas B. Modly has returned from a trip to Europe in which he visited vastly different countries facing different challenges -- Norway and Romania -- but with the same feeling about their alliance with the United States.

Dec. 5, 2018

NATO Agrees: Russia in Material Breach of INF Treaty

NATO allies agree that Russia is in material breach of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, and have decided to start planning for a post-INF Treaty world, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in Brussels.

Nov. 21, 2018

U.S. Setting Up Observation Posts on Syria-Turkey Border

The U.S. military is setting up several observation posts in Syria beside the border with Turkey to provide military intelligence of any terrorist elements moving into Turkey from Syria.

Nov. 13, 2018

NATO Leads New Mission to Develop Iraq’s Defense Institutions

A new NATO-led mission in Iraq will work to further develop Iraq’s security institutions and structures, British Army Maj. Gen. Christopher Ghika told Pentagon reporters.

Oct. 31, 2018

Albanian President Discusses Security, Euro-Atlantic Integration at Marshall Center

Albanian President Ilir Meta said that NATO’s intervention, particularly from the U.S. and later the European Union, saved the Balkans from becoming the Middle East of Europe during a discussion with students in the Program on Applied Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

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