|SOP newswire3||McCain's Life Celebrated at Washington National Cathedral - The nation bid farewell to Arizona Sen. John S. McCain III -- former Senate Armed Services Committee chairman, war hero and Vietnam prisoner of war -- in a patriotic and emotional service today at the Washington National Cathedral. |
|SOP newswire3||Mattis, State Department Officials Meet With Middle East Representatives at the Pentagon - Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and U.S. Department of State officials hosted a regional security roundtable at the Pentagon Aug. 29 with representatives from the Gulf Cooperation Council states -- Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman -- along with Egypt, Jordan and Morocco.|
|SOP newswire3||McCain's Life Should Serve as Example for Today's Service Members, Mattis Says - The life of Arizona Sen. John S. McCain, who died Aug. 25, should serve as an example for service members today, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said here today. |
|SOP newswire3||DoD Mourns Death of Senator John S. McCain - United States senator and retired Navy Capt. John S. McCain died yesterday in Arizona after a long battle with cancer. He was 81. |
|SOP newswire3||President Presents Medal of Honor to Fallen Air Force Hero's Widow - On what would have been their 26th wedding anniversary, Valerie Nessel, the widow of fallen Air Force Tech. Sgt. John A. Chapman, accepted his Medal of Honor from President Donald J. Trump during a ceremony at the White House yesterday. |
|SOP newswire3||Trump Signs Fiscal 2019 Defense Authorization Act at Fort Drum Ceremony - President Donald J. Trump today signed the $717 billion Fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act at a ceremony at Fort Drum, New York.|
|SOP newswire3||Mattis Welcomes British Counterpart to Pentagon - Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson today at the Pentagon. |
|SOP newswire3||Mattis Comments on DoD Role in Election Security, Space as Warfighting Domain - The Defense Department will provide all support necessary to the Department of Homeland Security and law enforcement agencies to protect U.S. elections from Russian interference and other bad actors, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters today.|
|SOP newswire3||Mattis Discusses Singapore Summit, North Korea, DoD Audit With Reporters - North Korea was a topic in almost all of his bilateral talks with leaders of other nations, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters last night on his return flight from Singapore and his Indo-Pacific region trip. |
|SOP newswire3||America's Greatest Heroes, Trump, Defense Leaders Honor Fallen - America will forever remember the service and sacrifice of those who fought and died for the nations freedom, President Donald J. Trump said today at the Memorial Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery. |
|SOP newswire3||Trump Thanks Naval Academy Graduates for Commitment to Serve - Four years ago, the members of the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2018 chose the path of honor, courage and commitment to serve the nation and defend the American flag, President Donald J. Trump said during his graduation address in Annapolis, Maryland, today. |
|SOP newswire3||Trump, NATO Secretary General Discuss Alliance at White House Meeting - President Donald J. Trump and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discussed alliance unity and the upcoming NATO summit in Brussels in July during a May 17 meeting at the White House.
|SOP newswire3||Mattis Hosts Pompeo and Bolton, Travels to Washington for Engagements - Defense Secretary James N. Mattis will meet regularly with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton to advance the presidents national security agenda, the Pentagons chief spokesperson said today. |
|SOP newswire3||Mattis Asks House Committee to Build on Recent DoD Successes - Operationally and financially, the Defense Department has had a good year and Defense Secretary James N. Mattis urged the House Appropriations Committee defense subcommittee to build on this.
|SOP newswire3||Bureau Chief Details National Guard Contributions in Senate Hearing - In support of the National Defense Strategy, the National Guards focus remains on the war fight, defending and securing the homeland, and building enduring partnerships, the chief of the National Guard Bureau said on Capitol Hill today. |
|SOP newswire3||Special Operations Leaders Update Senators on Efforts - U.S. special operations forces are relevant to all the nations security priorities, the vice commander of U.S. Special Operations Command told a Senate Armed Services Committee panel today. |
|SOP newswire3||Trump Looks to Military to Help Secure U.S.-Mexico Border - President Donald J. Trump said today he is looking at using the military to secure the border between the United States and Mexico.|
|SOP newswire3||Mattis: Budget Predictability Shows Alignment of Congress, Executive Branch - The Defense Departments best budget predictability in more than a decade shows that Congress and the executive branch are aligned in terms of the threats to the nation and current and future military readiness, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said today. |
|SOP newswire3||Trump, Mattis Hail Spending Bill to Fund Strongest Military Ever - The $1.3 trillion spending bill President Donald J. Trump signed today includes the largest military budget in history, reversing years of decline and unpredictable funding, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said at the White House. |
|SOP newswire3||Military Officials Testify on Cybersecurity on Capitol Hill - The military service chiefs of cybersecurity see an upward trend in the capacity, capabilities, sophistication and persistence of cyber threats against military networks.|
|SOP newswire3||Intel Chiefs Tell Senate Committee of Dangers to America -
These are dangerous times, and the threat of war is greater now than at any time since the end of the Cold War, the director of national intelligence told the Senate Armed Services Committee today.
|SOP newswire3||President's Fiscal 2019 Defense Budget Request Calls for $686.1 Billion - The presidents fiscal year 2019 defense budget request calls for $686.1 billion in spending and will reverse years of military erosion, defense officials said here today.
|SOP newswire3||Mattis Urges Congress to Provide Budget Predictability for DoD - While the National Defense Strategy and the Nuclear Posture Review align with the presidents National Security Strategy, no strategy can survive without necessary stable, predictable funding, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said in a Capitol Hill hearing today.
|SOP newswire3||Donald Trump Calls for Keeping Guantanamo Open - The United States faces myriad dangers from rogue regimes and global competitors, and the nation must have a strong defense to discourage these rivals and forge a world of peace, President Donald J. Trump said in his State of the Union address tonight.|
|SOP newswire3||Mattis Issues Guidance as Federal Government Shuts Down - The Defense Department will continue its mission to defend the people of the United States, American allies and U.S. vital interests around the world during the government shutdown that began at midnight, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said in a memo.|
|SOP newswire3||Shutdown Affects Quality of Life, Family Readiness Programs - The government shutdown that began at midnight will affect the operating status of quality of life and family readiness programs offered by the Defense Department to service members and their families, Pentagon officials said. |
|SOP newswire3||Pence Highlights Service Members Excellence, Expertise, Dedication - America depends upon its military members excellence, expertise and dedication more than ever, Vice President Mike Pence told airmen at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, yesterday. |
|SOP newswire3||Trump Signs Order to Improve Mental Health Resources for Transitioning Veterans - Transitioning service members and veterans can now receive up to a year of mental health care from the Veterans Affairs Department after discharge from the service, according to an executive order President Donald J. Trump signed today.|
|SOP newswire3||Trump Announces New Whole-of-Government National Security Strategy - President Donald J. Trump today announced a new national security strategy rooted in a whole-of-government approach that stresses the economic might of the United States.|
|SOP newswire3||Nikki Haley Says Iran Must Stop Destabilizing Behavior - Standing in front of an Iranian rocket fired at an international airport in Saudi Arabia, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Iran must stop all its destabilizing behavior.|