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Top DOD Officials to Hold Virtual Town Hall Meeting
May 27, 2020
— Join Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Army Gen. Mark A. Milley and Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman Ramón "CZ" Colón-López for a global virtual town hall meeting Thursday, May 28, at 9:30 a.m. when they will answer questions from service members, DOD civilians and family members about #COVID19...
Release: Department of Defense Establishes U.S. Space Command
August 30, 2019
— At the direction of the President of the United States, Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper established U.S. Space Command (USSPACECOM) today (Aug. 29, 2019) as the eleventh Unified Combatant Command. Gen. John W. Raymond is its Senate confirmed commander...
Esper, Dunford Emphasize Key Role of Strategy in American Defense
August 29, 2019
— The Defense Department will continue to make all decisions based on the National Defense Strategy and will follow the lines of effort — increasing lethality, encouraging alliances and partnerships, and reforming the department — that provide the strategy's foundations, Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper said...
2020 Budget Focuses on High-End Threats, DOD Leaders Say
March 14, 2019
— The $718 billion defense budget request for fiscal year 2020 addresses growing threats from Russia and China, the Defense Department’s top leaders told Congress...
Mattis Pays Tribute to Prisoners of War, Missing in Action
September 21, 2018
— Service members who were held as prisoners of war and those still missing from the nation's wars deserve respect and admiration from the nation for which they fought, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said...
U.S., India Talks Demonstrate Shared Commitment, Pentagon Official Says
September 8, 2018
— Talks in New Delhi between top diplomatic and defense leaders from the United States and India provided a demonstrable signal of a shared commitment to a forward-looking strategic partnership, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said...
Mattis: U.S. Military Becoming ‘Stronger, More Lethal, More Agile’
August 28, 2018
— The Defense Department is making significant progress along its three strategic lines of effort outlined in the National Defense Strategy issued in January, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon...
Groups Such As ISIS Cannot Be Allowed To Exist, Mattis Says
June 8, 2018
— While Iraq has liberated all of its territory once captured and held by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the U.S.-led military campaign against the rogue organization continues in Syria, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said at a meeting of the defeat-ISIS coalition at NATO headquarters in Brussels...
Mattis Stresses Unity in Meeting Collective Security Threats
June 8, 2018
— Threats to collective security have not waned, whether from terrorism or Russia’s aggression and hybrid threats, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said at NATO headquarters in Brussels...
‘America’s Greatest Heroes,’ Trump, Defense Leaders Honor Fallen
May 28, 2018
— America will forever remember the service and sacrifice of those who fought and died for the nation’s freedom, President Donald J. Trump said at the Memorial Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery...