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Statement From Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III: F-22 Safely Shoots Down Chinese Spy Balloon Off South Carolina Coast

This afternoon, at the direction of President Biden, U.S. fighter aircraft assigned to U.S. Northern Command successfully brought down the high altitude surveillance balloon launched by and belonging to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) over the water off the coast of South Carolina in U.S. airspace. The balloon, which was being used by the […]

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Joint Statement from DOJ and DHS Assessing the Impact of Foreign Interference During the 2020 U.S. Elections

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2021 – The Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), including the FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), released today key findings and recommendations from a joint report to the President issued last month on the impact of foreign governments and their agents on the security […]

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Statement by Acting Secretary Miller on Full Activation of D.C. National Guard

January 6, 2021 – “Chairman Milley and I just spoke separately with the Vice President and with Speaker Pelosi, Leader McConnell, Senator Schumer and Representative Hoyer about the situation at the U.S. Capitol. We have fully activated the D.C. National Guard to assist federal and local law enforcement as they work to peacefully address the […]

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Folsom native 1st Lt. Joseph Trent Allbaugh died in Kandahar

July 13, 2020 – The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. 1st Lt. Joseph Trent Allbaugh, 24, from Folsom, California, died as the result of a non-combat-related incident, July 12, 2020, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation. Allbaugh was assigned to 2nd Battalion, […]

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DOD Conducted a Ground Launch Cruise Missile Test off Calif. island

August 19, 2019 – On Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, the Department of Defense conducted a flight test of a conventionally-configured ground-launched cruise missile at San Nicolas Island, California. The test missile exited its ground mobile launcher and accurately impacted its target after more than 500 kilometers of flight. Data […]

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Statement by Secretary James N. Mattis on Syria

April 13, 2018 – Good evening. As the world knows, the Syrian people have suffered terribly under the prolonged brutality of the Assad regime. On April 7th, the regime decided to again defy the norms of civilized people, showing callous disregard for international law by using chemical weapons to murder women, children and other innocents. […]

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DoD Sets Up Process for Erroneous Bonus Payment Cases to CA National Guard

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2017 — Defense Department officials met the goal Defense Secretary Ash Carter set for establishing a process to handle resolution of bonuses paid erroneously to thousands of California National Guard soldiers several years ago, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters at the Pentagon today. In October, Carter directed suspension of all […]

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