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Feb. 28, 2018

Stratcom Commander Discusses Strategic Deterrence Mission

Adversaries are evolving, and the United States needs to stay ahead of these threats to ensure it never enters a “fair fight,” Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command, said.

Feb. 26, 2018

Nuclear Posture Review Looks to Deter War, Policy Chief Says

The 2018 Nuclear Posture Review seeks to ensure deterrence will not fail, thus preventing nuclear weapons from being used in war, the deputy undersecretary of defense for policy said.

Feb. 16, 2018

Nuclear Review Ushers in Strategic Environment Change, Stratcom Chief Says

From a warfighter’s stance, the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review changes the strategic environment as a threat-based approach, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command said during a keynote speech at the National Defense University.

Feb. 16, 2018

Policy Official: Posture Review Emphasizes Capabilities, Deters Use of Nukes

The 2018 Nuclear Posture Review emphasizes the capabilities needed to correct adversary miscalculations, and in doing so, it deters the use of nuclear weapons, the deputy undersecretary of defense for policy said.

Feb. 15, 2018

Mattis: NATO on ‘Right Trajectory’ to Protect Nations, Values

NATO defense ministers agreed to continue projecting stability beyond their nation's borders and to build capabilities within the alliance, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said while attending meetings in Brussels.

Feb. 13, 2018

Nuclear Posture Review Addresses Reality of Current Threats, DoD Official Says

The recently released Nuclear Posture Review is grounded in a “realistic assessment” of the current security environment, and tailored to deter threats and reassure allies, the deputy undersecretary of defense for policy said.

Feb. 8, 2018

Pence: U.S., Allies to Continue Peacefully Dismantling North Korea’s Nuke Program

North Korea has threatened the United States and its Indo-Pacific region allies while focusing on developing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, Vice President Mike Pence told U.S. and Japanese troops at Yokota Air Base in Japan.

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

Nuke Review Calls for Triad Modernization to Maintain Deterrence

The United States must recapitalize the nuclear triad and accompanying command-and-control system to continue to maintain deterrence into the future, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said.

Feb. 1, 2018

Mattis, British Counterpart Discuss Defense, Security Topics

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and his British counterpart discussed priorities for an upcoming NATO defense ministers conference and international security topics at the Pentagon.

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