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June 22, 2018

DoD Indefinitely Suspends Ulchi Freedom Guardian, Other Exercises

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis has indefinitely suspended Ulchi Freedom Guardian and other select military exercises on the Korean Peninsula in coordination with senior South Korean officials and to support implementing the Singapore Summit results, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.

June 22, 2018

U.S. Remains Engaged in Indo-Pacific Region, Officials Say

The United States remains deeply committed to the Indo-Pacific with more forward-deployed service members in the region than anywhere else in the world, U.S. officials said at the Center for a New American Security conference in Washington.

June 21, 2018

Annual Multilateral Pacific Partnership Mission Concludes

The 13th annual Pacific Partnership mission has concluded after completing mission stops in Japan and throughout South and Southeast Asia.

June 18, 2018

DoD Halts Planning for Ulchi Freedom Guardian Exercise, Spokesperson Says

Consistent with President Donald J. Trump's commitment to North Korea and in concert with South Korea, the U.S. military has suspended all planning for Ulchi Freedom Guardian, this August's defensive war game, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.

June 14, 2018

Mattis Calls South Korean, Japanese Counterparts Following Summit

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis reaffirmed U.S. commitment to peace in the Indo-Pacific during phone calls with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts following the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald J. Trump.

June 12, 2018

DoD Welcomes Positive News From Summit, Spokesperson Says

The Defense Department welcomes the positive news coming out of the summit meeting in Singapore between President Donald J. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.

June 11, 2018

Face of Defense: Marine Saves Scuba Diver in Okinawa

Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Scott Dahn was practicing rescue diving at Maeda Point when he saw the woman start to panic. The expert Marine Corps diver came to the rescue of the woman from Hong Kong who was scuba diving on her honeymoon in Okinawa, Japan.

June 5, 2018

U.S., Partner Nations Conclude Pacific Partnership 2018 in Vietnam

After a completing a successful two-week Pacific Partnership 2018 mission here, personnel departed aboard the U.S. Navy’s hospital ship USNS Mercy and included personnel from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and U.S. service members assigned to the expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick.

June 4, 2018

Mattis Discusses Singapore Summit, North Korea, DoD Audit With Reporters

North Korea was a topic in almost all of his bilateral talks with leaders of other nations, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters during his return flight from Singapore and his Indo-Pacific region trip.

June 4, 2018

Mattis, Indo-Pacific Leaders Discuss Security Issues at Shangri-La Dialogue

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Indo-Pacific regional leaders discussed security issues during a series of meetings at the 2018 International Institute for Strategic Studies Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore.

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