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.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III reviewed his first 100 days in office, saying there is measurable progress in his priority areas, but that much more needs to be done.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III told personnel at the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency that their mission not only brings closure to families whose loved one never came home from conflict, but also provides confidence to those who are in the fight today.
Deterrence has always been the first line of defense. Preventing conflict, when possible, is greater than engaging, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said during a change-of-command ceremony in Hawaii for U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.
The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and ensure our nation's security.