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For 20 years in Afghanistan, Afghan nationals lent assistance to the military operations led by American service personnel. With operations in that country closing out by the end of August, the U.S. government has made plans to move those civilians and their families to other locations.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III delivered remarks at the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence's 2021 Global Emerging Technology Summit.

Spanish Defense Minister Margarita Robles received a tour aboard the USS Hershel "Woody" Williams. The visit demonstrated the vital security cooperation and partnership between the United States and Spain.

George Thomas "Tom" Seaver credits the discipline and focus he learned in boot camp as major contributors to his legendary career. 

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, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.

The importance of command and control, the fragility of long lines of contested logistics and communication, assessing risk and taking risks and knowing when and where to project power are still relevant today, the deputy commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command 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.

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