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DOD Airlifts Humanitarian Supplies for Gaza

The United States airlifted more than 54,000 pounds of United Nations humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza, Pentagon Press Secretary Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder said.

U.S., Partner Nation Task Force Respond to Commercial Vessel Distress Call

The USS Mason and partner nation naval vessels responded to a distress call from the commercial shipping vessel M/V Central Park, which had been boarded by five armed individuals while in transit in the Gulf of Aden near Yemen, the Pentagon press secretary said.

U.S. Endorses Responsible AI Measures for Global Militaries

The U.S. government is leading global efforts to build strong norms that will promote the responsible military use of artificial intelligence and autonomous systems.

Austin Kicks Off Meeting on Ukraine Defense

Collectively, the countries that comprise the Ukraine Defense Contact Group have committed more than $80 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since Russia launched its invasion and will remain steadfast in their support, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said.

AC-130 Strikes Iranian-Backed Militants Following Missile Attack

A U.S. military  AC-130J Ghostrider conducted a self-defense strike against an Iran-backed militant group after the group used a ballistic missile to attack U.S. and coalition forces on Al-Asad Airbase, Iraq. 

Hicks: DOD Is Becoming More Agile

The Defense Department is making progress in becoming more agile, and leaders are driving change, Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks said.

Austin Reaffirms U.S. Support During Ukraine Visit

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Defense Minister Rustem Umerov to discuss Ukraine’s current operations and near-term and midterm goals and objectives.

DOD Official Describes Crucial Role of National Defense Strategy

DOD officials are working to implement the National Defense Strategy and link the strategy to resources, the official performing the duties of deputy undersecretary of defense for policy said.