An official website of the United States Government
Here's how you know

Official websites use .gov

.gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS

A lock ( lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Immediate Release

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Call With Netherlands Minister of Defense Kajsa Ollongren

Pentagon Press Secretary Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder provided the following readout:

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke with Dutch Minister of Defense Kajsa Ollongren today over the phone. Secretary Austin expressed condolences for the death of one and injuries of two Dutch Special Operations Forces who were training in Indiana.