Austin Emphasizes U.S. Ties With Indo-Pacific Allies, Partners

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Understanding and dealing with climate change is important to national security and, therefore, to the Defense Department, the senior climate advisor to the defense secretary said.

The Defense Department came up with a four-pronged concept to deter China and Russia from possible future aggression, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

Soldier-athlete Army 1st Lt. Amber English won a gold medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, breaking an Olympic record with 56 shots.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III arrived in Singapore for the first trip by a cabinet-level official in the Biden administration to the crucial region. He will highlight America's role in creating stability in the region and say the U.S. is a reliable partner.

Gen. Louis H. Wilson Jr. retired as the commandant of the Marine Corps in the late 1970s, but he made a name for himself long before that. During World War II, his heroics were vital to the U.S. recapture of Guam. His efforts earned him the Medal of Honor. 

At 614 miles per hour, it may have been the fastest oath ceremony for an assistant secretary of defense ever as Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III administered the oath of office to Ely Ratner aboard an Air Force E-4B headed to Singapore. 

Alaska is a strategic hotspot for defending the United States, the Indo-Pacific region and the Arctic, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said during a visit to Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.

After a briefing from leaders about the spike in suicides among service members in Alaska, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said he's concerned about the number of suicides there and across the force.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III landed in Fairbanks, Alaska, beginning a weeklong trip to the Indo-Pacific. It's the secretary's second trip to what he has called the Defense Department's "priority region" since taking office in January.

With the reviews of some 40 defense-related advisory committees now complete, the secretary of defense is reviewing the findings and making decisions on the futures of each of those committees.

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