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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III told Latvian leaders the United States will enhance its presence in the NATO front-line states and assured them that includes 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.
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.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III visited some of the 600 U.S. troops in Latvia and met with Latvian leaders to discuss ways to ensure the defense of an important NATO ally and to beef up deterrence against neighboring Russia.
U.S. Africa Command is a small combatant command with a large mission that they are doing deftly, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said during a change of command ceremony in Stuttgart, Germany.
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