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U.S.-Belgian Partnership Helps Underpin Security, Shanahan Says

WASHINGTON -- The U.S.-Belgian alliance underpins security, and working together with the other NATO nations, they offer reliability in an unpredictable world, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said yesterday as he welcomed Belgian Defense Minister Didier Reynders to the Pentagon. This was the minister’s first official meeting in the Pentagon in five years, but [...]

U.S.-Belgian Partnership Helps Underpin Security, Shanahan Says2019-02-22T13:08:53+00:00

Survey Says: Majority of Spouses Satisfied With Military Life

WASHINGTON -- The latest survey of active-duty and reserve-component service members’ spouses shows the spouses are, by and large, happy with the military lifestyles they lead. Defense Department officials briefed reporters at the Pentagon yesterday on the results of the surveys, which were conducted in 2017. The survey of active-duty spouses and a similar survey [...]

Survey Says: Majority of Spouses Satisfied With Military Life2019-02-22T13:08:54+00:00

U.S.-Belgian Partnership Helps Underpin Security, Shanahan Says

WASHINGTON -- The U.S.-Belgian alliance underpins security, and working together with the other NATO nations, they offer reliability in an unpredictable world, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said yesterday as he welcomed Belgian Defense Minister Didier Reynders to the Pentagon. This was the minister’s first official meeting in the Pentagon in five years, but [...]

U.S.-Belgian Partnership Helps Underpin Security, Shanahan Says2019-02-22T13:08:55+00:00

NATO Admiral Discusses Complex Security Environment, Results of Trident Juncture

WASHINGTON -- Europeans view Russia as the greatest threat they face, but China has made inroads, and threats from violent extremism and ungoverned spaces in the Middle East and Africa complicate an already complex security environment, the commander of NATO’s Allied Joint Force Command Naples said last week. Navy Adm. James G. Foggo III, who [...]

NATO Admiral Discusses Complex Security Environment, Results of Trident Juncture2019-02-21T13:07:45+00:00

Shanahan Discusses Results of Trip to Afghanistan, Iraq, Poland, Belgium, Germany

WASHINGTON -- Patrick M. Shanahan said his first trip as acting defense secretary was timely and has given him a lot to chew on moving forward. In a session with reporters traveling with him, the acting secretary also spoke about the president’s emergency declaration. The trip took him to Afghanistan, Iraq, Poland, Belgium and Germany. [...]

Shanahan Discusses Results of Trip to Afghanistan, Iraq, Poland, Belgium, Germany2019-02-18T13:10:56+00:00

Shanahan Discusses Results of Trip to Southwest Asia, Europe

WASHINGTON -- Patrick M. Shanahan said his first trip as acting defense secretary was timely and has given him a lot to chew on moving forward. In a session with reporters traveling with him, the acting secretary also spoke about the president’s emergency declaration. The trip took him to Afghanistan, Iraq, Belgium and Germany. He [...]

Shanahan Discusses Results of Trip to Southwest Asia, Europe2019-02-19T13:08:33+00:00

Vice President Details U.S. National Security Policy During Munich Speech

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Mike Pence gave a report card on the Trump administration’s security policy two years after telling European leaders that “America first, did not mean America alone.” The vice president delivered his remarks at the annual Munich Security Conference, today. Pence spoke about the American commitment to Europe via NATO and threats [...]

Vice President Details U.S. National Security Policy During Munich Speech2019-02-17T13:08:15+00:00

Acting Secretary Pleased With Progress of Coalition to Defeat ISIS

WASHINGTON -- Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said he is pleased with the progress of the coalition to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, and he reiterated America’s steadfast support for the effort. Shanahan spoke following a meeting of coalition defense ministers in Munich this morning. “As a 79-member team, our coalition [...]

Acting Secretary Pleased With Progress of Coalition to Defeat ISIS2019-02-15T13:07:40+00:00

Engagement With African Nations Must Matter to Americans

WASHINGTON -- “Africa matters.” This is the simple, direct and crucial message that Michelle Lenihan, the acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for African affairs, wants to get across to Americans: What happens in Africa is important and affects the world. Underlying everything on the continent is the fact that it is not a monolith. [...]

Engagement With African Nations Must Matter to Americans2019-02-15T13:07:42+00:00

Cyber Command Expects Lessons From 2018 Midterms to Apply in 2020

WASHINGTON -- Efforts to protect the 2018 midterm elections from foreign interference are expected to be studied and reapplied to protect the November 2020 elections, the commander of U.S. Cyber Command said on Capitol Hill today. During testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Army Gen. Paul M. Nakasone told lawmakers that protecting the 2018 [...]

Cyber Command Expects Lessons From 2018 Midterms to Apply in 20202019-02-15T13:07:45+00:00