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U.S. Department of Defense

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Spotlight on NATO

NATO is a transatlantic alliance of 30 like-minded North American and European countries securing peace since 1949.

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Spotlight on NATO
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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.

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Support for Ukraine
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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III

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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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III
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News

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Austin, Latvian Leaders Aim for Stronger Alliance

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News | Partnerships

Austin Visits U.S. Troops, Meets With Leaders in Latvia

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News | Partnerships

Langley Succeeds Townsend as Africom Commander

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Quiz Know Your Military

Happy Birthday, DOD!

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Spotlight Defense News

Coronavirus: DOD Response

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Press Products


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Defense Department Invests to Re-Establish Domestic Production of Critical Propellant

Defense Department Invests to Re-Establish Domestic Production of Critical Propellant

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Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced for United States v. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri Pre-Trial Hearing

Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced for United States v. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri Pre-Trial Hearing

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Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Visit to Latvia

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Visit to Latvia

From The Services

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Army

Soldiers Explore Future of Robotics

Soldiers Explore Future of Robotics
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Marine Corps

Marine Saves Life of Man Hit By Car

Marine Saves Life of Man Hit By Car
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Navy

USS Forrest Sherman Visits Souda Bay

USS Forrest Sherman Visits Souda Bay
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass speaks to Airmen during an all-call at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, Aug. 4, 2022.
Air Force

Leader Focuses on Airmen, Families

Leader Focuses on Airmen, Families
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Space Force

Space Force Conducts Innovative Talent Acquisition Process

Space Force Conducts Innovative Talent Acquisition Process
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National Guard

Guardsmen Rescue 2 Plane Crash Victims

Guardsmen Rescue 2 Plane Crash Victims

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