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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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Coronavirus: DOD Response

The Defense Department is working closely with the Department of Health and Human Services and the State Department to provide support in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.

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Coronavirus: DOD Response
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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

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Austin Directs DOD to Develop Action Plan on Civilian Harm Mitigation

Austin Directs DOD to Develop Action Plan on Civilian Harm Mitigation
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Additional Security Assistance Headed to Ukraine

Additional Security Assistance Headed to Ukraine
Feature | Know Your Military

Air to Sea: Airmen Jump to the Rescue

Air to Sea: Airmen Jump to the Rescue
Feature | Know Your Military

Actor, Filmmaker Robert Duvall Was Navy 'Brat' Turned Soldier

Actor, Filmmaker Robert Duvall Was Navy 'Brat' Turned Soldier
Spotlight | Observances

Combating Trafficking in Persons

Combating Trafficking in Persons

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Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Call With Romanian Minister of National Defense Vasile Dîncu

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Call With Romanian Minister of National Defense Vasile Dîncu

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Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby Holds a Press Briefing

Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby Holds a Press Briefing

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Defense Department Releases Memorandum on Improving Civilian Harm Mitigation and Response

Defense Department Releases Memorandum on Improving Civilian Harm Mitigation and Response

From The Services

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Army

Fort Hood Unit Prepares for Poland Deployment

Fort Hood Unit Prepares for Poland Deployment
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Marine Corps

Battalion Activated During World War II Cases Colors

Battalion Activated During World War II Cases Colors
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Navy

Unmanned Surface Vessel Sails in Persian Gulf

Unmanned Surface Vessel Sails in Persian Gulf
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Air Force

California Base Preferred Choice to Host KC-46A Pegasus

California Base Preferred Choice to Host KC-46A Pegasus
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Space Force

Survey Aimed at Improving Force Communication

Survey Aimed at Improving Force Communication
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National Guard

Guard, First Responders Train in Michigan ‘Ice Bath’

Guard, First Responders Train in Michigan ‘Ice Bath’

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