Feb. 20, 2018
Face of Defense: Changing 100 Lives Through Navy Recruiting
NASHVILLE, Tenn. —
The number 100 can represent a perfect score or the percentage of complete devotion to a mission. It can mean much to many different people. In the world of Navy recruiting, the number 100 is an elusive goal that few achieve. But Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Kingston did just that when he helped guide his 100th applicant into the Navy.
Feb. 19, 2018
Test of Arrow 3 Missile Defense System Completes Successfully
FORT BELVOIR, Va. —
The Missile Defense Agency, working with the Israel Missile Defense Organization, said a flight test of the Arrow 3 weapons system which is designed to defend against ballistic missiles outside of the atmosphere, was successful.
Feb. 18, 2018
Mattis: New Policy Cracks Down On Force Deployability
A new Defense Department policy requires service members who are not deployable for a year or more to be reassigned, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said, adding that the issue concerns service members “who are, just for one reason or another, not able to deploy with their units."
Mattis ‘Heartened’ by NATO Nations’ Increased Defense Budgets
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to NATO at the conclusion of his European trip, adding he was heartened to see other nations' defense portfolios being raised as these global democracies work together.
Mattis Meets in Munich With Georgian Leaders
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis discussed U.S.-Georgia relations and security matters with the Georgian prime minister and defense minister while attending the Munich Security Conference, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.
Feb. 17, 2018
Defense Secretary Meets With French Defense Minister in Munich
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with French Minister of Defense Florence Parly during the Munich Security Conference to discuss France's contributions to international security.
Mattis Meets With Bulgarian Defense Minister in Brussels
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with Bulgarian Minister of Defense Krasimir Karakachanov during the NATO Defense Ministerial to reaffirm the important U.S.-Bulgaria defense relationship, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.
Feb. 16, 2018
Nuclear Review Ushers in Strategic Environment Change, Stratcom Chief Says
From a warfighter’s stance, the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review changes the strategic environment as a threat-based approach, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command said during a keynote speech at the National Defense University.
Policy Official: Posture Review Emphasizes Capabilities, Deters Use of Nukes
The 2018 Nuclear Posture Review emphasizes the capabilities needed to correct adversary miscalculations, and in doing so, it deters the use of nuclear weapons, the deputy undersecretary of defense for policy said.
DoD Honors Best in Acquisition With Packard Award
The winners of the premiere Defense Department acquisition honor -- the David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award -- made exceptional contributions in support of the National Defense Strategy, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said at a Pentagon ceremony.