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Sept. 27, 2017

Northcom Protects Nation from Natural, Man-Made Threats, Commander Says

U.S. Northern Command is ready to defend the United States from threats or provide aid to local and state authorities at a moment's notice when called upon, the commander of Northcom said at the Women in Defense Conference.

Sept. 25, 2017

DoD: U.S. Seeks Only Peaceful Denuclearization of Korean Peninsula

The United States seeks only the peaceful denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the end of threatening actions or provocations by North Korea, a Pentagon spokesman told reporters.

Sept. 23, 2017

U.S. Bombers, Fighter Escorts Fly Over Waters East of North Korea

Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers from Guam, along with Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter escorts from Okinawa, Japan, flew in international airspace over waters east of North Korea, the chief Pentagon spokesperson said.

Sept. 21, 2017

Mattis, Australian Counterpart Discuss Defense Relationship, Challenges

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hosted his Australian counterpart for a bilateral meeting at the Pentagon to discuss the defense relationship between their nations and regional security challenges, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.

Sept. 20, 2017

Hyten Discusses 21st Century Strategic Deterrence

The top priorities for U.S. Strategic Command are providing a strategic deterrent, providing a decisive response if deterrence fails, and carrying out missions with a combat-ready force, the Stratcom commander said.

Sept. 19, 2017

Mattis: North Korea Sanctions Are Working

U.N. Security Council sanctions targeting North Korea’s missile and nuclear tests are working and show North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that there's a penalty to pay for ignoring international concerns and norms, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said.

Sept. 18, 2017

U.S., Japanese, South Korean Aircraft Conduct Show of Force Flights

Air Force and Marine Corps aircraft joined Japanese and South Korean military aircraft in a sequenced show of force over the Korean Peninsula in response to North Korea's Sept. 14 launch of an intermediate range ballistic missile over Japan.

Sept. 16, 2017

Defense Secretary Speaks With Japanese Counterpart

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke by phone with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera following the latest North Korean missile launch, a Pentagon spokesman said.

Sept. 15, 2017

DoD: Full Range of Capabilities Available Against North Korean Threat

Following a recent North Korean ballistic missile launch, Army Col. Rob Manning said the U.S. has a "full range of capabilities" at its disposal to deal with the threat.

Sept. 14, 2017

Dedicated Air Defense Soldiers Keep Watch on Korean Peninsula

More than four stories below the entrance of 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade headquarters at Osan Air Base, South Korea, teams of soldiers provide around-the-clock, real-time surveillance of the tactical ballistic missile threat on the Korean Peninsula.

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