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May 29, 2017

Trump Leads Nation’s Remembrance on Memorial Day

President Donald J. Trump, along with his top defense leaders, paid the nation’s respects to those lost in war during Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery.

May 27, 2017

Trump Wraps First Overseas Trip With Visit to U.S. Troops in Italy

President Donald J. Trump told service members at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, that they are the greatest force for peace and justice the world has ever seen and pledged to "always protect those who protect us."

May 26, 2017

Pence Tells Naval Academy Grads Era of Budget Cuts is Over

Vice President Mike Pence thanked the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2017 for volunteering to be officers in America's armed forces at a dangerous time. He told them that he and President Donald J. Trump "will always have your backs."

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 17, 2017

Trump Salutes Coast Guard Mission in Academy Commencement Address

Each year, the president delivers the commencement address at one of the U.S. military service academies, and this was President Donald J. Trump's first address to a service academy graduating class as commander in chief at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy's 136th commencement.

May 12, 2017

President, First Lady Welcome Military Moms to White House

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump thanked active-duty troops, their spouses and mothers for their service during an event at the White House to mark National Military Appreciation Month and Mother's Day.

May 9, 2017

Pentagon Reassures Turkey on Equipping Kurdish Elements in Syria

Chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White offered reassurances to Turkey following President Donald J. Trump's authorization yesterday for the Defense Department to equip Kurdish elements in Syria fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

May 5, 2017

Shared Risk, Blood Cement U.S.-Australian Ties, Trump Says

President Donald J. Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said that the U.S.-Australian alliance has been cemented by Australian and American service members who have shed their blood fighting common enemies for 100 years.

April 26, 2017

Leaders Brief Congress on Review of North Korea Policy

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, briefed members of Congress at the White House on the review President Donald J. Trump ordered of U.S. policy toward North Korea.

April 11, 2017

Mattis: ‘No Doubt’ Syrian Regime Responsible for Chemical Attacks on Citizens

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he personally reviewed the intelligence on the Syrian regime’s chemical attack, and in response, the U.S. government began a deliberate process to recommend diplomatic and military options to the president.

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