NATO is a transatlantic alliance of 30 like-minded North American and European countries securing peace since 1949. The alliance promotes democratic values and diplomacy and enables members to consult and cooperate on defense and security-related issues, build trust and, in the long run, prevent conflict.
Both Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stressed alliance unity at the end of the defense ministerial meeting in Brussels.
NATO defense ministers approved a plan that will make the alliance more responsive to the complex and changing security environment, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.
NATO defense ministers are meeting in Belgium to chart the course for the alliance as it modernizes and adapts to a world dominated by strategic competition, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke with leaders in stalwart NATO ally Romania and then visited the U.S. forces who work day in and day out to make NATO a reality.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III is visiting the front-line states of Georgia, Ukraine and Romania before traveling to Belgium for the NATO Defense Ministerial Meeting in Brussels.
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