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Feb. 8, 2018

Pence: U.S., Allies to Continue Peacefully Dismantling North Korea’s Nuke Program

North Korea has threatened the United States and its Indo-Pacific region allies while focusing on developing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, Vice President Mike Pence told U.S. and Japanese troops at Yokota Air Base in Japan.

Feb. 2, 2018

Deputy Secretary: Nuclear Posture Review is ‘Tailored Nuclear Deterrent Strategy’

The Nuclear Posture Review is a strategy to keep America safe with a deterrent that is modern and credible, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said.

Feb. 2, 2018

Nuke Review Calls for Triad Modernization to Maintain Deterrence

The United States must recapitalize the nuclear triad and accompanying command-and-control system to continue to maintain deterrence into the future, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said.

Feb. 1, 2018

Mattis, British Counterpart Discuss Defense, Security Topics

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and his British counterpart discussed priorities for an upcoming NATO defense ministers conference and international security topics at the Pentagon.

Feb. 1, 2018

Pentagon Official: Nuclear Posture Review Calls for Credible Deterrent

The Nuclear Posture Review slated for rollout at the Pentagon requires an investment in a "credible nuclear deterrent with diverse capabilities,” a Defense Department spokesperson said.

Jan. 30, 2018

Trump Calls for Ending Sequester, Keeping Guantanamo Open

The United States faces myriad dangers from rogue regimes and global competitors, and the nation must have a strong defense to discourage these rivals and forge a world of peace, President Donald J. Trump said in his State of the Union address.

Jan. 29, 2018

Shanahan Asks All DoD Personnel to Read, Internalize New Defense Strategy

All Defense Department personnel need to be in alignment with the new National Defense Strategy to make the joint force more lethal and strengthen alliances, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said.

Jan. 27, 2018

Mattis Describes North Korea Regime as ‘Threat to the Entire World’

The North Korean regime is an international problem that requires an international solution, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said at a news conference in Hawaii with his South Korean counterpart.

Jan. 24, 2018

Air Force Successfully Launches New Satellite From Cape Canaveral

The Air Force successfully launched the fourth Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V Evolved Expendable launch Vehicle from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

Jan. 19, 2018

National Defense Strategy a ‘Good Fit for Our Times,’ Mattis Says

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said the new National Defense Strategy is a good fit for the times, emphasizing the return of great power rivalry, yet still addressing other threats that abound in the world.

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