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U.S. Department of Defense

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Spotlight

Support for Ukraine

The United States is working with allies and partners to support Ukraine in the fight for sovereignty and freedom. The U.S. has provided Ukraine with billions of dollars in security assistance since the beginning of Russia's unprovoked assault on Feb. 24, 2022.

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Support for Ukraine
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Helping Hands

More than just a fighting force, the Defense Department delivers health care, disaster relief and other support to people around the world in humanitarian missions every day.

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Helping Hands
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Spotlight

Focus on Indo-Pacific

The Defense Department is committed to working with allies, partners and like-minded nations in the Indo-Pacific and to upholding a free and open region founded on respect for international rules, laws and norms.

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Focus on Indo-Pacific
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DOD Announces Publication of 2024 Arctic Strategy

DOD Announces Publication of 2024 Arctic Strategy

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2024 Department of Defense Arctic Strategy

2024 Department of Defense Arctic Strategy

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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III to Travel to Japan and the Philippines, Host Australian Counterparts in Annapolis, Md.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III to Travel to Japan and the Philippines, Host Australian Counterparts in Annapolis, Md.

From The Services

A soldier sits on a ledge to connect a pod to a long range hypersonic weapon transporter erector launcher.
Army

Army Debuts Hypersonic Weapon Battery

Army Debuts Hypersonic Weapon Battery
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Marine Corps

Marines Get Job Done in Mojave Heat

Marines Get Job Done in Mojave Heat
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Navy

Navy Develops 5G Tech for Use Across Fleet

Navy Develops 5G Tech for Use Across Fleet
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Air Force

'Collective Agility' Needed in Evolving Strategic Environment

'Collective Agility' Needed in Evolving Strategic Environment
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Space Force

U.S., U.K. Share Vision on Air and Space Cooperation

U.S., U.K. Share Vision on Air and Space Cooperation
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National Guard

Mission Brings Medical Care to Blackfeet Tribe

Mission Brings Medical Care to Blackfeet Tribe

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