Defense Secretary Attends NATO Meetings Virtually

Secretary Austin returned to the hospital this week with a bladder issue. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin canceled his trip to Brussels to attend NATO defense talks in…

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U.S. and 12 Allies Promise Increased Military Response to Red Sea Attacks

Houthi assaults against commercial vessels are called “illegal, unacceptable, and profoundly destabilizing.” The United States released a joint statement with 12 other nations this week, threatening increased military…

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General Milley Reports “Russia Has Lost”

He gives a briefing after meeting in Brussels with NATO defense ministers. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army General Mark…

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Arms Sales to Switzerland, Lithuania, and Belgium Approved

The countries seek to modernize and strengthen their defense. The U.S. State Department has approved arms sales to Switzerland, Lithuania, and Belgium.   The $700 million sale to…

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Ukraine Defense Contact Group Meets in Brussels

Two Defense Department officials participate. Undersecretary of Defense William A. LaPlante led the Ukraine Defense Contact Group meeting in Brussels, Belgium, over the weekend, where he was joined…

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President to Attend NATO Summit in Europe

White House also announces planned visit to Poland.  President Joe Biden will travel to Belgium this week for a meeting with NATO leaders concerning the crisis in Ukraine. His…

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President Travels to Brussels for NATO Summit

Reaffirms U.S. security pledge. On Monday, President Biden traveled to Brussels, Belgium for the first NATO summit meeting of his presidency. During his remarks, the president reaffirmed the…

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President Schedules First Overseas Trip

Plans are to travel to the UK and Belgium in June. The White House announced Friday that President Joe Biden is scheduling a visit to the United Kingdom…

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