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The commander of U.S. Africa Command said that while the U.S. doesn't ask African nations to choose between it and other nations like Russia and China, he does offer caution about what's being offered and what the terms are.

Donald H. Rumsfeld, who died at age 88, was the only defense secretary who served twice in the role of Pentagon leader and principal assistant to the president on defense matters.

Nearly 68% of active duty personnel have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with at least one dose, but that still leaves many service members vulnerable to the delta variant of the virus, health officials at the Pentagon said.

President Biden's interim National Security Strategic Guidance and Secretary of Defense Austin's priorities drive key areas on the Defense Department's cloud, software network modernization, cybersecurity work, workforce, command-and-control communications and data, DOD's acting chief information officer said.

The Defense Department demonstrated a mobile, fast-forming, secure and intelligent vehicle-centric microgrid prototype that will power next-generation warfighting capabilities and joint warfighting concepts.  

Bryan Segraves, the chief of the Iran team in the Pentagon's policy office, recently received the Paul H. Nitze Award for Excellence in International Security Affairs.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III welcomed German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to the Pentagon and discussed the many ways U.S. and German service members work together to preserve peace and international order.

Army Gen. Gustave F. Perna, the COVID-19 vaccine and therapeutic czar, will retire at the end of the week, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.

An app powered by artificial intelligence will be developed to identify talent in the Guard and reserve forces that could be used around the Defense Department.

Adversaries have heavily invested in cyberspace operations and capabilities. As such, cyber operations, cybersecurity and information operations are increasingly important to the joint force, the commander of U.S. Cyber Command said.