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Nations around the world value and respect the rules-based international order and are willing to sacrifice for it, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said at the end of an international trip.
We recognize the service and sacrifice of our military and their families, and dedicate resources, services, policies and programs to support the more than 2 million uniformed service members and 2.6 million family members across the globe.
In October 2022, the Department of Defense released its National Defense Strategy.
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.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, America's final resting place for those whose remains have not been found or identified, inspires reflection on service, valor, sacrifice and mourning.
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.
Take a closer look at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, which was dedicated in 1982, fulfilling a promise to never forget those who served and sacrificed during the Vietnam War.
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.