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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.
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.
The Defense Department has prepared information to help the workforce during the government shutdown
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.
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.
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.