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Jan. 18, 2019

Dunford: Allies, Partners to Gain Importance in Future

Allies and partners will become more crucial to peace and security in the years ahead, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in the Netherlands during a ceremony in which he received the Order of Orange-Nassau award.

Jan. 17, 2019

Trump Pledges to Protect America From Any Enemy Missile

When it comes to defending America against the threat of a missile attack from any nation, President Donald J. Trump said that “the goal is simple. It is to ensure we can detect and destroy any missile launched against the United States, anytime, anywhere and any place.”

Jan. 17, 2019

Strong Missile Shield Protects U.S., Allies

President Donald J. Trump, Vice President Michael R. Pence and Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan announced the release of the 2019 Missile Defense Review at the Pentagon. The MDR is the last of four strategic guidance documents that Trump directed the national security establishment to create to better guide decision-making on critical defense policy issues.

Jan. 16, 2019

Alliance Commitment Remains Steadfast, Military Committee Chairman Says

While circumstances have changed since NATO was formed in 1949, the commitment and support to defend alliance members – “is as resolute today as it was in 1949,” the chairman of NATO’s Military Committee said in Brussels.

Jan. 15, 2019

DIA’s China Military Power Report Details Leaders’ Strategy

China’s military rise is well-planned, and Chinese leaders are following a strategy they believe will lead to greater power and influence both regionally and globally, according to an unclassified report released by the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Jan. 10, 2019

World War II Veterans Pay Homage on Pearl Harbor Anniversary

In tribute to the 77th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, a group of 12 World War II veterans journeyed from Austin, Texas, to the nation’s capital to join their brethren in remembering the fallen and honoring those who served.

Jan. 10, 2019

U.S.-Japan Alliance Remains Cornerstone of Peace in Asia, Commander Says

The U.S.-Japan alliance remains the cornerstone for peace and stability in Asia even as it has adapted to changing threats, the commander of U.S. Forces Japan said during a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo.

Jan. 9, 2019

Commander Stresses Importance of Indo-Pacific Partnerships

Carrying the message that the Indo-Pacific region should be about building communities, not about confrontation, the commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command participated in a panel discussion as part of the Raisina Dialogue, an annual multinational conference geared toward issues facing the global community.

Jan. 8, 2019

U.S. Will Pick Up Pace in Race to Space With China, DOD Official Says

The United States isn’t out of the game yet when it comes to space, but if it wants to remain on top, it will need to do more and do it faster, a senior Defense Department official said.

Jan. 6, 2019

Shanahan: Former Defense Secretary Brown Shaped U.S. Military for Decades

Harold Brown, 91, the 14th secretary of defense and the first scientist to hold the position, died at his home in Ranch Santa Fe, California.

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