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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III reaffirmed the United States' "ironclad" commitment to defend NATO allies and told Latvian officials that U.S. troops will continue a robust presence in their country.
NATO is a transatlantic alliance of 30 like-minded North American and European countries securing peace since 1949.
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.
As the 28th secretary of defense, Lloyd J. Austin III is the principal assistant to the president in all matters relating to the Department of Defense and also serves on the National Security Council.
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The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and ensure our nation's security.