Following a transition of authority for the Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan, a four-pronged mission remains in the country for the U.S. military. Among the continuing roles, there is security at the Hamid Karzai International Airport, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.
Army Gen. Austin S. Miller transferred responsibility for U.S. Forces Afghanistan to Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie in a ceremony in Kabul.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and the United Kingdom's Secretary of State for Defense Ben Wallace made special mention of Army Gen. Austin S. Miller's leadership in Afghanistan during their meeting at the Pentagon.
Military athletes are headed to Tokyo from July 23 to Aug. 8 to compete in the delayed 2020 Olympic games.
Two Missile Defense Agency nanosatellites — known as CubeSats — that launched into low-earth orbit from the Mojave Air and Space Port in California could play a large role in the future of U.S. missile defense.
Only 19 men have had the privilege of being called a double recipient of the Medal of Honor. The first was Army Maj. Gen. Frank D. Baldwin, who earned his medals for Civil War bravery and for saving two child hostages years later.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III welcomed French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly to the Pentagon and discussed myriad ways the United States and France can work together.
Mike Donley is back with the Defense Department serving for the second time as the director of administration and management. He says he is engaged in "worthy work" as the department moves forward.
President Joe Biden determined he would "not send another generation of Americans to war in Afghanistan with no reasonable expectation of achieving a different outcome," in making his drawdown decision.
Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen H. Hicks visited New England to assess the Defense Department's innovation and modernization efforts to better enable the warfighter with the latest technology.