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February, 2018

Feb. 17, 2018

Defense Secretary Meets With French Defense Minister in Munich

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with French Minister of Defense Florence Parly during the Munich Security Conference to discuss France's contributions to international security.

Feb. 17, 2018

Mattis Meets With Bulgarian Defense Minister in Brussels

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with Bulgarian Minister of Defense Krasimir Karakachanov during the NATO Defense Ministerial to reaffirm the important U.S.-Bulgaria defense relationship, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White 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. 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. 16, 2018

Oldest Active National Guard Unit Observes 283rd Anniversary

The West Virginia Army National Guard’s 201st Field Artillery Regiment, with its pre-Revolutionary War lineage, is recognized as the oldest active Army National Guard unit and the longest continuous serving unit in all of the Army.

Feb. 16, 2018

Air Force Firefighters Stand Ready to Respond to Emergencies

At Royal Air Force Base Lakenheath, England, Air Force firefighters and power production airmen routinely partner during the operation of barrier arresting kits, which act as an external emergency brake for landing aircraft in distress.

Feb. 16, 2018

Face of Defense: Sailor From Humble Beginnings Achieves Excellence

Navy Lt. Ismael Tounkara was raised in Guinea, but he has surmounted challenges and risen through the ranks to become a highly successful officer. For those who know Tounkara, he is the quintessential example of how hard work, dedication, ambition and effort can pay big dividends.

Feb. 16, 2018

OIR Officials Report Details of Defeat-ISIS Strikes in Syria, Iraq

U.S. and coalition military forces continue to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Feb. 16, 2018

Small Unmanned Aircraft Prove Worth in Battlefield Reconnaissance Role

The Army's small drone aircraft are proving their worth as a useful tool for battlefield reconnaissance and intelligence gathering.

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