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June 9, 2017

B-1B Lancers Arrive in Europe for NATO Exercises

B1-B Lancer bombers arrived in England from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., to support exercises Saber Strike and BALTOPS, familiarizing aircrew with air bases and operations in different geographic combatant commands.

June 7, 2017

Canada's New Defense Policy Draws Praise From Mattis

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the United States welcomes Canada's marked increase in investment in their military and their continued commitment to a strong defense relationship with the United States and NATO.

May 25, 2017

President: NATO Member Nations Must Increase Defense Spending

President Donald J. Trump spoke in Brussels at the unveiling of the NATO 9/11 Memorial during his first overseas trip since taking office in January.

May 24, 2017

Arctic Challenge Exercise Aims to Increase Interoperability

Arctic Challenge 2017, a multinational training exercise designed to build relationships and increase interoperability, includes participants from the U.S., Finland, Sweden, Norway, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada and the Netherlands, as well as representatives from NATO.

May 23, 2017

DIA Director Testifies on Top Five Global Military Threats

The director of the Defense Intelligence Agency testified on a nuclear-capable and increasingly provocative North Korea, violent extremist organizations and other worldwide threats before a Senate panel.

May 23, 2017

Afghan Women Get Better Medical Care Thanks to Coalition Investment

Army Gen. John W. Nicholson, Resolute Support and U.S. Forces -- Afghanistan commander, toured the Kabul Women's Hospital that has received new equipment. Nicholson indicated that security is not just military force; security also includes the rebuilding of a new Afghanistan. The projects are part of a whole-of-government approach supported by the Commander's Emergency Response Program and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

May 19, 2017

Dunford 'Enthusiastic' About NATO's Ability to Address New Threats

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he was pleased with the discussions among the highest-ranking military members during the NATO military committee meeting in Brussels.

May 18, 2017

Mattis Praises Norway as Important U.S., NATO Ally

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with Norwegian Minister of Defense Ine Eriksen Søreide at the Pentagon, where he praised Norway as an important U.S. and NATO ally.

May 18, 2017

NATO Chiefs Discuss Afghan Manning Ahead of Heads of State Meeting

NATO defense chiefs in Brussels examined proposals that would increase the number of NATO and partner troops in Afghanistan and to change the way those troops are employed, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said.

May 18, 2017

Dunford: Counter-ISIS Coalition Would Benefit From NATO Membership

NATO’s chiefs of defense see real benefits in the alliance becoming a member of the counter-ISIS coalition, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said.

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