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DoD Indefinitely Suspends Ulchi Freedom Guardian, Other Exercises To support implementing the outcomes of the Singapore Summit and in coordination with senior South Korean officials, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis has indefinitely suspended select military exercises on the Korean Peninsula, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said. Story | Special Report

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric Smith rides in an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter while participating in a composite training unit exercise in the Pacific Ocean, June 11, 2018. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Freeman
U.S. Remains Engaged in Indo-Pacific Region, Officials Say The United States remains deeply committed to the Indo-Pacific with more forward-deployed service members in the region than anywhere else in the world, U.S. officials said at the Center for a New American Security conference in Washington. Story | Full Event | Special Report

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg answers questions following a speech on the alliance at the Lancaster House in London, June 21, 2018. NATO photo
NATO Partners Must Stand Together for World Security, Secretary General Says The NATO alliance is necessary in today's security environment and keeping the partners' strong bonds intact will help preserve the alliance’s future, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said. Story | Special Report

Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, answers an audience question during the Center for a New American Security's annual conference in Washington, D.C., June 21, 2018. DoD photo by Army Sgt. James K. McCann
U.S. Must Act Now to Maintain Military Technological Advantage, Selva Says The U.S. must work to maintain its technological superiority over China and Russia as those countries do their best to offset American capabilities in the Western Pacific and Europe, Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva said at a security conference in Washington. Story | Full Event | Flickr Album | Special Report

Cyber warfare operators assigned to the 275th Cyber Operations Squadron of the Maryland Air National Guard’s 175th Cyberspace Operations Group configure a threat intelligence feed for daily watch in the Hunter's Den at Warfield Air National Guard Base, Middle River, Md., Dec. 2, 2017. Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr.
Chinese Actions Threaten U.S. Technological Base, DoD Officials Say The Defense Department is facing unprecedented threats to its technological and industrial base as China and other nations actively seek out advanced technology and intellectual property, DoD officials told a House panel. Story | Full Event | Special Report

U.S. Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis meets with German Minister of Defense Ursula von der Leyen at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., June 20, 2018. (DoD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Angelita M. Lawrence)
Mattis, German Counterpart Reaffirm Defense Relationship Germany is a vital security provider, a force for European and global prosperity and an enduring ally to the United States, and the two nations remain united against shared threats, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said while meeting with his German counterpart at the Pentagon. Story | DoD News Now | Transcript | Flickr Album | Statement | Special Report

Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Raina Hockenberry receives the gold medal in time trial cycling during the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 6, 2018. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Morgan K. Nall
Sailor Overcomes Combat Injuries, Brings Home 8 Gold Medals From Warrior Games Despite suffering serious injuries from an attack by a member of the Afghan security forces in 2014, Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Reina Hockenberry was determined to avoid a medical retirement and stay on active duty. Story | Transcript | Special Report

Researcher Michael Feasel, with the Army’s Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, studies the metabolic effects of carfentanil. Courtesy photo
DoD Makes Strides in Preventing Opioid Abuse, More Work Needed The Military Health System is making progress in managing opioid abuse and providing the best care for beneficiaries, but more needs to be done to educate prescription drug providers, the director of the Defense Health Agency said. Story | Full Event | Special Report

The “Stop the Bleed” app, available for iPhone and Android, can help bystanders save lives in the event of an emergency. DoD photo
Free Military App Helps Save Lives in Emergency The Uniformed Services University’s National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health recently launched “Stop the Bleed,” a free iPhone and Android app designed to teach users how to stop life-threatening bleeding in an emergency. Story | Special Report
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

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