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U.S. Department of Defense

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Spotlight on NATO

NATO is a transatlantic alliance of 30 like-minded North American and European countries securing peace since 1949.

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Spotlight on NATO
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Support for Ukraine

The United States is working with allies and partners to support Ukraine in the fight for sovereignty and freedom. The U.S. has provided Ukraine with billions of dollars in security assistance since the beginning of Russia’s unprovoked assault on Feb. 24.

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Support for Ukraine
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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III

As the 28th secretary of defense, Lloyd J. Austin III is the principal assistant to the president in all matters relating to the Department of Defense and also serves on the National Security Council.

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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III
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News

News | Partnerships

Austin, Latvian Leaders Aim for Stronger Alliance

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News | Partnerships

Secretary Visits U.S. Troops, Meets With Leaders in Latvia

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CHIPS Act Advances DOD's Emphasis on Microelectronics

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Feature | Know Your Military

Blackhearts Train at Night

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Spotlight Defense News

Coronavirus: DOD Response

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Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Call With Egyptian Minister of Defense Mohamed Zaki

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Call With Egyptian Minister of Defense Mohamed Zaki

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Readout of Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks' Meeting With the Defense Business Board

Readout of Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks' Meeting With the Defense Business Board

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Defense Department Invests to Re-Establish Domestic Production of Critical Propellant

Defense Department Invests to Re-Establish Domestic Production of Critical Propellant

From The Services

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Army

Mixed Reality: The Goggles of the Future

Mixed Reality: The Goggles of the Future
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Marine Corps

Wing Sharpens Warfighting Skills

Wing Sharpens Warfighting Skills
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Navy

George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group Deploys

George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group Deploys
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Air Force

Coming Soon: New Medical Profile System

Coming Soon: New Medical Profile System
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Space Force

Space Force Takes New Approach to Hiring

Space Force Takes New Approach to Hiring
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National Guard

Northern Strike Takes on National Defense

Northern Strike Takes on National Defense

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