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Feb. 13, 2018

Cyber Tops List of Threats to U.S., Director of National Intelligence Says

The United States faces a complex, volatile and challenging threat environment, the director of national intelligence testified at a Senate intelligence committee hearing, highlighting cyber at the top of the list of worldwide threats.

Jan. 5, 2018

Mattis Speaks to Reporters About South Asia, North Korea, Iran

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis discussed strategy in South Asia, issues on the Korean Peninsula and Iranian illicit weapons activities during an impromptu discussion with Pentagon reporters.

Jan. 4, 2018

Mattis Discusses U.S.-South Korean Exercises, Iran Protests

Joint South Korean-U.S. military exercises have been “deconflicted” with the Winter Olympics, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said during an impromptu news conference at the Pentagon.

Dec. 16, 2017

Mattis: Iran Working to Destabilize Middle East

“Everywhere you find turmoil [in the Middle East], you find Iran’s hand in it,” Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon, where he addressed questions about Iran and U.S. efforts to expose Iran’s malicious behavior.

Dec. 14, 2017

Haley Says Iran Must Stop Destabilizing Behavior

Standing in front of an Iranian rocket fired at an international airport in Saudi Arabia, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Iran must stop all its destabilizing behavior.

Dec. 14, 2017

DoD Shows Iranian Weapons as Proof of Tehran’s Duplicitous Ambitions

Lying in a hangar at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., is concrete proof that the Iranian regime is exporting arms to sow instability and promote violence throughout the Middle East.

March 17, 2017

Mattis, Saudi Defense Minister Discuss Middle East Security Environment

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met at the Pentagon with Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed Bin Salman to discuss the Middle East security environment and the two nations’ defense relationship.

March 9, 2017

Iran Poses Threat to Centcom’s Area of Responsibility, Votel Says

Iran poses the most significant threat to U.S. Central Command's complex area of responsibility, Centcom commander Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Feb. 23, 2017

Dunford Discusses Strategy, Threats at Brookings Event

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said countering threats and violent extremism is still the correct way to benchmark what the Defense Department must do to prepare the joint force.

Feb. 2, 2017

DoD Welcomes U.S. Decision to Allow Iraqis on Special Visas to Enter Country

A Pentagon spokesman said Defense Department officials have welcomed a decision from the U.S. government to allow Iraqi translators and interpreters with special documentation to travel to the United States.

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