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President Donald J. Trump and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discuss alliance issues at the White House, May 17, 2018. NATO photo
President, NATO Secretary General Discuss Alliance President Donald J. Trump and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discussed alliance unity and the upcoming NATO summit in Brussels in July during a meeting at the White House. Story | Transcript | Related Story | Special Report

Georgian Defense Minister Levan Izoria and Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, commander of U.S. European Command, cut the ceremonial ribbon during a launch ceremony for the Georgia Defense Readiness Program Training initiative at the Georgian armed forces’ Vaziani military base in Georgia, May 18, 2018. The initiative reaffirms U.S. commitment to Georgia’s sovereignty and aspirations to become a member of NATO, Eucom officials said. U.S. Embassy Tbilisi photo
Eucom Commander Launches Training Initiative in Georgia The commander of U.S. European Command met with senior Georgian leaders and participated in the launch and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Georgia Defense Readiness Program Training initiative. Story | Special Report

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis, left, swore in John H. Gibson II as chief management officer for the Defense Department at the Pentagon, May 18, 2018. The CMO is responsible for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of DoD's business operations. DoD photo by Tech Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.
Mattis Swears In DoD’s First Chief Management Officer Defense Secretary James N. Mattis swore in John H. Gibson II as the Defense Department’s first chief management officer, hailing him as the right person to lead the effort to reform the department for improved efficiency. Story

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis meets with Uzbekistani President Shavkat Mirziyoyev at the Pentagon, May 17, 2018. DoD photo by Tech Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.
Secretary, Uzbekistani President Renew Strategic Partnership Defense Secretary James N. Mattis welcomed Uzbekistani President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to the Pentagon for the first time to renew the strategic partnership between the United States and Uzbekistan, the chief Pentagon spokesperson said. Story | DoD News Now | Flickr Album | Transcript

Air Force F-22 Raptors assigned to the 95th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron fly above Syria, March 25, 2018, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Colton Elliott
Coalition Strikes Target ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continued to strike Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets in designated parts of Syria and Iraq. Story | Special Report

Tacet Venari (latin for silent hunt) participants apply skills learned at the first U.S. Air Forces in Europe cyber-only exercise during the practical application portion of training at the Warrior Preparation Center on Einsiedlerhof Air Station, Germany, May 10, 2018. During the training Tacet Venari participants monitored and defended mission essential assets in a simulated logistics network against compromise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class D. Blake Browning)
Information Technology Initiatives Must be Tied to DoD’s Mission, Official Says Defense Department Chief Information Officer Dana Deasy's remarks at a Cyber Operations Symposium to members of the DoD information technology community stressed the importance of being mission focused and innovative. Story | Special Report

Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Dana White briefs reporters  at the Pentagon, May 17, 2018. DoD photo by Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith
DoD Official Refutes Taliban’s Claim of Controlling Afghan City Despite claims from the Taliban that they now control the western Afghanistan city of Farah, the city has not fallen into their hands, the chief Pentagon spokesperson told reporters. Story | Full Event | Flickr Album | Transcript
Iraqi Forces Make Strong Start in Offensive to Liberate Tal Afar Video | Special Report

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad, Aug. 22, 2017. DoD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr
U.S., Coalition 'Steadfast' With Iraq for ISIS Defeat, Secretary Says Story | Full Event Video | Transcript | Flickr | Special Report | Travels

An Air Force E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Aug. 3, 2017. The JSTARS is an airborne battle management, command and control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platform, with a primary mission to provide theater ground and air commanders with ground surveillance to support attack operations and targeting that contributes to the delay, disruption and destruction of enemy forces. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles
Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq Story | Special Report

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis walks with Prince Faisal of Jordan to a bilateral meeting in Amman, Jordan, Aug. 21, 2017. DoD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr
Mattis, Jordanian Leaders Discuss ISIS Fight, Security Story | Flickr Album | Transcript | Special Report | Travels

President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks about a new strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Aug. 21, 2017. DoD photo by Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith
President Unveils New Afghanistan, South Asia Strategy During Address Story | Full Event Video | Speech | Secretary's Statement | Flickr Album
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis talks with Iraqi Defense Minister Arfan al-Hayali during a visit to Baghdad, Aug. 22, 2017. DoD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr
Mattis Praises Defeat-ISIS Efforts in Meetings With Iraqi Leaders Story | Flickr Album | Special Report | Travels

Face of Defense
Army Capt. Jacques Albertyn, chaplain for the 307th Airborne Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, poses for a photo at Fort Bragg, N.C.
‘Quiet Call’ Led Army Chaplain to Serve Story
Military Exercises
Marines and British commandos stand together holding guns during a military exercise.
U.S. Marines, British Commandos Train at Exercise Red Dagger Story
Science & Technology
An UH-1 “Huey” helicopter equipped with an Office of Naval Research-sponsored Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System kit makes an approach for landing during final testing at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.
Autonomous Helicopter Technology Wins Award Story

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