A Message From the Secretary of Defense on Extremism

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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III discussed the results of NATO's virtual Defense Ministerial during his first Pentagon briefing since taking office.

Sexual assault and extremism will not be tolerated in the Defense Department, and steps are being taken to ensure that, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said at a Pentagon press briefing.

The United States is back and ready to work with like-minded nations to find solutions to the world's pressing problems, President Joe Biden told the Munich Security Conference.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said defense ministers agreed to raise troop numbers in Iraq and push for peace in Afghanistan.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III was pleased with the discussions held as part of the virtual NATO Defense Ministerial, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.

Several Defense Department officials testified before the House Armed Services Committee about DOD's evolving role in responding to COVID-19.

Europe and North America have an opportunity to open a new chapter in the security relationship within NATO, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.

Leaders from U.S. Northern Command and the Federal Emergency Management Agency held a virtual press conference to discuss COVID-19 relief efforts.

The goal of the Defense Department is to provide safe, quality housing for military members and their families, a DOD official told lawmakers.

NATO defense ministers will look to the future of the alliance during their virtual ministerial this week, said Mark Jones, director of NATO Policy for DOD.

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