Tag: Defense Secretary

May 24, 2024

Austin Welcomes Kenya's President to Pentagon Amid Long Strides in Defense Ties

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III emphasized the close ties between the U.S. and Kenya while meeting with Kenyan President William S. Ruto.

March 16, 2023

DOD Integral in Western Hemisphere Combating Climate Change

While the Western Hemisphere is a vast area with many different peoples, environments, cultures, resources and concerns, all have one overarching concern: climate change, Daniel P. Erikson, the Defense Department's point man for the region, said.

Sept. 23, 2022

Austin pledges to 'ease the load' for service members 

The Defense Department laid out an array of efforts — some already underway and some on the horizon — that address the needs of married service members and their families, as well as single service members.

Aug. 5, 2022

Austin Launches New Round of Discussions With Hemispheric Partners

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III enjoyed the opportunity to meet with fellow hemispheric security leaders at the Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas. 

July 26, 2022

Austin Emphasizes Common Values, Beliefs With Hemispheric Partners

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III called for greater cooperation and coordination among Western Hemisphere nations, as he addressed the Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas in Brazil.

Oct. 29, 2021

Austin Emphasizes Importance of Working With Partners in Central, South America

U.S. Southern Command's work is vital to American security, American interests and American values. When there's instability or a crisis nearby, it can echo here at home, the secretary of defense said. 

Aug. 20, 2018

Mattis Impressed With Colombian Progress, Concerned About Venezuela

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said he came away from Colombia impressed by the progress he witnessed during his recent trip to South America, praising the nation's military and police capabilities, but is concerned about the unrest in neighboring Venezuela.