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NATO ambassadors signed accession protocols during a ceremony in Brussels that will move Finland and Sweden a step closer to joining the alliance.
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.
President Joe Biden awarded Medals of Honor to four soldiers — retired Maj. John Duffy, Staff Sgt. Edward Kaneshiro, former Spc. 5 Dwight Birdwell and former Spc. 5 Dennis Fujii — for their heroic actions during the Vietnam War.
The Defense Department does not believe there is any credence to Russia saying its retreat from Snake Island, in the Black Sea area of Ukraine, was a gesture of goodwill, a senior DOD official said.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III presided as Air Force Gen. Tod Wolters passed command of U.S. European Command to Army Gen. Christopher Cavoli in a ceremony at Patch Barracks, Germany.
Marine Corps Pfc. Melvin E. Newlin's heroic actions to save his fellow Marines during a battle in Vietnam made him a name that will forever be remembered.
The Defense Department is working closely with the Department of Health and Human Services and the State Department to provide support in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.
Service members train and prepare year-round so when disasters strike, troops are ready to help those in harm's way. Learn how you can prepare, too.
From its introduction into the Navy in the late 1800s, baseball became a phenomenon that U.S. sailors — many of whom were Major League pros — helped to spread around the world.
More than three decades ago, the movie Top Gun not only had everyone feeling "the need for speed," it also introduced the Navy's elite fighter weapons school to the world.
Take a look behind the lens at the missions and accomplishments of the men and women who serve in the U.S. armed forces.
The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and ensure our nation's security.