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Defense Secretary James N. Mattis concluded a five-day trip to reaffirm enduring U.S. commitments to partnerships in the Middle East, West Africa and South Asia. In Egypt, Mattis met with that country's leaders before heading to Jordan to attend a meeting on countering violent extremism. He then visited Pakistan and Kuwait for meetings with government and military leaders.
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, traveled with the annual USO holiday tour, where he met with troops and thanked them for their service.
The men and women of the U.S. military train and conduct operations around the world. But they also are regular people with a range of interests. In this review, we turn to military photographers to show compelling images of troops as they serve, sacrifice and engage in life.
Human trafficking is a crime in which force, fraud or coercion is used to compel a person to perform labor, services or commercial sex. It affects all populations: adults, children, men, women, foreign nationals and U.S. citizens, and all economic classes. The Defense Department continues to raise awareness and do its part to end this crime.
This report highlights the top Defense Department priorities in 2017, from maintaining a safe nuclear deterrent and strengthening alliances to keeping faith with military families.
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis traveled to Vancouver, British Columbia, where he met with foreign ministers and discussed the nuclear threat posed by North Korea. The secretary then traveled to Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho where he visited with service members and hosted a town hall meeting.
The Defense Department has prepared information to help the workforce during the government shutdown
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis traveled to Indonesia and Vietnam to meet with leaders to discuss security challenges and shared interests. He concluded his trip with a visit to Hawaii, where he met with the commander of U.S. Pacific Command.
Defense leaders remain focused on efforts to strengthen relationships and modernize U.S. alliances in the Indo-Pacific region as a priority for 21st century security interests and sustaining U.S. global leadership.
The Defense Department recognizes the bravery and exceptional service of military and civilian African Americans by commemorating National African American History Month.
In light of the realities of the contemporary threat environment, the 2018 NPR presents an assessment of US nuclear policy that is consistent with past US policy by placing priority on the need to deter potential adversaries, assure allies and partners, and hedge against future risks, while also seeking greater cooperation where possible in support of arms control and global non-proliferation efforts.
The United States is demonstrating to NATO allies and the world its continued commitment to peace, security and stability in Europe.
Defense Department officials issued guidance for the federal shutdown when Congress failed to pass a continuing resolution or a full budget by 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 8, 2018.
President Donald J. Trump signed a $1.3 trillion spending bill that includes $700 billion for defense spending, which defense leaders say is the largest military budget in history, reversing years of decline and unpredictable funding.
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis is traveling to Europe to reaffirm key partnerships and alliances. He plans to meet with defense leaders in Rome before traveling to Brussels for a NATO Defense Ministerial. Mattis wraps up his trip in Germany, where he will meet with the leaders and troops from U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command and attend the 54th Munich Security Conference.