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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III discussed the recent meeting of NATO defense ministers and other topics during a briefing at the Pentagon. 

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.

President Gerald Ford played football at the University of Michigan before joining the Navy where he served on the aircraft carrier USS Monterey which saw combat in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg outlined proposals to capitalize on the alliance's ability to adapt to changing security conditions in advance of an upcoming virtual meeting of defense ministers.

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