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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.

May 22, 2018

Service Members Must be Physically Ready for Deployment, Troxell Says

Fitness means more than just passing a test, Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell said during the inaugural DoD Readiness and Resilience Workshop, aimed at promoting a warrior/athlete culture.

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.

March 29, 2018

Deputy Secretary Explains Priorities in Evolving the Future Force

As the Defense Department examines the path toward evolution of the nation’s future military force, “we’re going to change that word to revolution,” Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said.

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.

Feb. 2, 2018

Unlocking Capacity is Critical to Reform, Shanahan Tells DoD Leaders

The Defense Department faces myriad complex, evolving challenges, especially from “great power” regimes, and it must restructure to unlock capability and capacity, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan told senior defense leaders.

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