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Jan. 27, 2018

Mattis, South Korean Counterpart Reaffirm Strength of Alliance

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo reaffirmed the mission to defend South Korea and to maintain peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula during a meeting at U.S. Pacific Command’s headquarters in Honolulu.

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. 26, 2018

Face of Defense: ‘Guardian Angel’ Airman Aids Ailing Korean War Vet

There are many who believe there is no such thing as coincidence; things happen for a reason and people enter their lives for a purpose. And so, retired Marine Corps Lt. Col. Ronald Price wandered onto the right base at the right time.

Jan. 26, 2018

DoD, VA Release Online Tool to Help Vets With Discharge Upgrade Process

A joint initiative between the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments has yielded a web-based tool that will provide customized guidance to veterans who desire to upgrade or change the conditions of their military discharge.

Jan. 26, 2018

OIR Officials Report Details of Latest Strikes Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Jan. 25, 2018

Mattis Calls U.S., Vietnam ‘Like-Minded Partners’

The United States and Vietnam share values based on mutual respect and common interests, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said as he concluded a visit to the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi.

Jan. 25, 2018

Turkey’s Assault on Kurdish Fighters Concerns United States, Officials Say

As Turkey continues its attack on Kurdish forces along the Syrian border town of Afrin, the Defense Department's chief spokesperson said the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is the common threat in the region.

Jan. 25, 2018

NATO Deputy Stresses Alliance’s Dedication to Turkey

Turkey is still a front-line state now facing the instability and turmoil stemming from the Middle East, NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller said in Istanbul.

Jan. 25, 2018

Air Force, Army Developing Multidomain Doctrine

The Army and Air Force are working together to flesh out how to fight against adversaries that use a mix of conventional forces, special operations forces, cyber tools, space tools and sophisticated electronic warfare tools, the commander of Air Combat Command said.

Jan. 25, 2018

DoD Honors Life, Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

The words and actions of Martin Luther King Jr. changed a nation and resonate to this day, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan and other speakers said during the Pentagon’s annual ceremony honoring the civil rights leader.

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