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Readout of Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. Colin Kahl’s Call With Canadian Deputy Minister of National Defence Jody Thomas

May 18, 2021

Pentagon Deputy Press Secretary Jamal Brown provided the following readout: 

Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. Colin Kahl spoke with Canadian Deputy Minister of National Defence Jody Thomas on May 14 to reaffirm the strong commitment to the U.S. – Canada defense relationship.  

Under Secretary Kahl and Deputy Minister Thomas discussed ways to bolster security and defense objectives as outlined in the 2021 Roadmap for a Renewed U.S. – Canada Partnership.  They underscored the importance of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the need to modernize the command with the necessary capabilities to execute its missions today and in the future.    

Under Secretary Kahl and Deputy Minister Thomas highlighted a shared vision of continued close collaboration through regular defense engagements focused on collective security.