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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.

March 16, 2018

Eucom Commander Discusses Counteracting Russian Disinformation

Russia is using all aspects of government power to overthrow the existing international rules-based infrastructure and especially trying to subvert NATO, Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, commander of U.S. European Command, said.

March 15, 2018

U.S. Faces Global Science, Technology Competition, Official Says

The United States is in an era of constant science and technology competition from countries such as Russia and China, a senior Pentagon official told the House Armed Services Committee’s panel on emerging threats.

March 15, 2018

Defense Official Says Russia ‘Complicit’ in Syrian Deaths

Russia has not lived up to its promises on Syria and bears responsibility for massive casualties of innocent civilians in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.

March 11, 2018

Mattis Sees No Change in Russian Military Capability in Light of Putin’s Speech

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said he sees no change in Russia’s military capability in light of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent speech in which he said Russia has nuclear weapons capable of attacking the United States.

March 7, 2018

NATO Military Chairman Seeks Constructive Contacts With Russia

The chairman of NATO’s Military Committee said the NATO-Russia Council should be reinvigorated to address issues pending between the two entities, adding that Russia must show through actions, not just words, that it is ready for such a development.

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