WASHINGTON, June 8, 2017 — The defense system that protects the United States from ballistic missile attacks now outpaces the threat from adversaries out to 2020, and the Defense Department is advancing the capability to stay ahead of the threat into the future, defense officials said on Capitol Hill yesterday. Thomas H. Harvey III, acting […]
WASHINGTON – The official rollout of the first two F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force is a milestone in the U.S.-Australia partnership, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics said Saturday. Frank Kendall spoke during a ceremony held on the flightline at the Lockheed Martin […]
WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stopped at Bagram Airfield Sunday on his way from Singapore to Brussels to thank U.S. troops for their service in Afghanistan and to share the intense gratification of freeing prisoner of war Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after nearly five years in captivity. Bergdahl went missing from his post in […]
ABOARD A MILITARY AIRCRAFTâ€“ Every day that goes by with no signed U.S.-Afghanistan bilateral security agreement and no status of forces agreement for International Security Assistance Force partners narrows the options available to help the people of Afghanistan after 2014, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday.