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Sept. 6, 2017

U.S., Japanese Defense Leaders Condemn North Korean Nuke Test

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera discussed North Korea's Sept. 2 test of a nuclear device during a phone conversation, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.

Sept. 3, 2017

Mattis, Dunford Brief President on Military Options Available to Deal With North Korea

After a national security meeting at the White House, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned that any threat to the United States, its territories or its allies could be met with an "effective and overwhelming" military response.

Sept. 1, 2017

Security Forces Defend Airmen, Nuclear Assets

Air Force security forces are responsible for protecting 150 of the nation’s intercontinental ballistic missiles in facilities posted across north central Montana.

Sept. 1, 2017

Pacom Commander, South Korean Defense Minister Discuss North Korea

The North Korean threat and the regional alliance highlighted a meeting between the commander of U.S. Pacific Command and South Korea's defense minister, a Pacom spokeswoman said.

Aug. 31, 2017

U.S., Allies Conduct Aerial Show of Force in Response to North Korean Missile Launch

The Marine Corps’ F-35B Lightning II joined U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers and flew a mission with Japan and South Korean air forces in Northeast Asia in direct response to North Korea’s intermediate-range ballistic missile launch, which flew directly over northern Japan.

Aug. 24, 2017

U.S., South Korean Military Leaders Reinforce Alliance

Top U.S. and South Korean military leaders spoke to reporters at Osan Air Base near the South Korean capital of Seoul to reinforce the alliance between the two countries and their combined resolve to deter North Korean threats.

Aug. 19, 2017

Military Relationships, North Korea Dominate Dunford Pacific Trip

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has wrapped up a trip to South Korea, China and Japan that had been planned months ago, but it could not have happened at a better time.

Aug. 18, 2017

DoD Initiates Process to Elevate U.S. Cyber Command to Unified Combatant Command

At the direction of the president, the Defense Department has initiated the process to elevate U.S. Cyber Command to a unified combatant command to strengthen cyberspace operations and create more opportunities to improve the nation’s defense.

Aug. 17, 2017

Stratcom Commander Describes Challenges of 21st-Century Deterrence

The top priorities for U.S. Strategic Command are to provide a strategic deterrent, if deterrence fails provide a decisive response and respond with a combat-ready force, the commander of Stratcom said.

Aug. 11, 2017

Stratcom Commander: Staying Ahead of Multidomain Threat Requires Speed

The United States has to be concerned with multiple actors that have an expanding range of capabilities, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command said during a symposium on space and missile defense with government, military and industrial leaders.

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