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Dec. 13, 2018

National Security Advisor Unveils Administration’s Africa Strategy

National Security Advisor John Bolton unveiled the Trump administration’s Africa strategy designed to counter Chinese influence on the continent and push African nations to show some results from the aid they receive from the United States.

Dec. 10, 2018

DOD Spokesman: As U.S. Provides Aid to Central, South America, Russia Sends Bombers

Medical personnel aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort have treated more than 20,000 civilians, and performed more than 600 surgeries in several Central and South American nations, Army Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman said.

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. 28, 2018

Mattis: Actions in Ukraine Show Russia’s Word Cannot Be Trusted

Russia’s seizure of three Ukrainian ships in the Sea of Azov in contradiction to signed treaties and the Law of the Sea show that Russia cannot be counted on to keep its word, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said at the Pentagon.

Sept. 29, 2018

NATO Moves to Combat Russian Hybrid Warfare

Russia is disturbing the peace, and NATO countries must combat its hybrid strategy, the alliance’s supreme allied commander for Europe said.

July 27, 2018

Communications Key in Solving International Disputes, Mattis Says

Reopening communications at the top line between the United States and nations such as Russia is essential in solving disagreements, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon.

July 21, 2018

DoD Policy Chief Urges U.S.-Russian Collaboration on Mutual-Interest Issues

The United States must be open to working with Russia when interests align and the countries must make sure there are clear understandings on weapons of mass destruction, the Defense Department’s chief policymaker said.

June 7, 2018

Dunford to Discuss Deconfliction With Russian Counterpart in Helsinki

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is meeting with his Russian counterpart in Helsinki to discuss the deconfliction of coalition and Russian operations in Syria, the state of U.S.-Russia military relations and other topics, a defense official said.

April 26, 2018

Foreign Ministers Setting Stage for NATO Summit, Secretary General Says

NATO foreign ministers are dealing with issues of Russia, Afghanistan and the Middle East during their meeting in Brussels, alliance Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.

April 13, 2018

U.S. Military Must Develop All-Domain Defenses, Mattis, Dunford Say

Nations that want to challenge the United States conventionally will lose, but they may look for asymmetric ways to do so, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told lawmakers.

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