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The 21st century strategic environment demands our national deterrence strategy accounts for uncertainty and the expanding capability of world actors. Rebuilding and modernizing defense capabilities and infrastructure is essential to the continued effectiveness and resiliency of the U.S. nuclear deterrent.
In his fourth trip to Asia in his current post, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis took part in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations defense ministers meeting in the Philippines and then attended the Royal Cremation Rites of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Thailand. He concluded his trip with a visit to South Korea to co-chair the 49th annual Security Consultative Meeting.
During National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we celebrate the many contributions of American workers with disabilities and reaffirm our admiration of the skills and talents they bring to today's workplace.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis traveled to Florida to discuss global operations at the headquarters of U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base and to meet with U.S. Southern Command leaders in Miami.
Defense Department employees worldwide have the opportunity to give to their favorite charities from Oct. 2, 2017 to Jan. 12, 2018, through the annual Combined Federal Campaign.