The president’s fiscal year 2019 defense budget request calls for $686.1 billion in spending as part of a strategy that stresses restoring and rebuilding America’s military.
Defense leaders remain focused on efforts to strengthen relationships and modernize U.S. alliances in the Indo-Pacific region as a priority for 21st century security interests and sustaining U.S. global leadership.
This report highlights the top Defense Department priorities in 2017, from maintaining a safe nuclear deterrent and strengthening alliances to keeping faith with military families.
The 21st century strategic environment demands our national deterrence strategy accounts for uncertainty and the expanding capability of world actors. Rebuilding and modernizing defense capabilities and infrastructure is essential to the continued effectiveness and resiliency of the U.S. nuclear deterrent.
More than 500 competitors from around the world, including 80-plus from Team U.S., gather in Toronto to participate in the 2017 Invictus Games, an international adaptive sporting event for injured active-duty and veteran service members.
DoD plays a vital role in supporting the U.S. government’s preparations for and responses to a wide range of threats posing the greatest risks to national security.
The 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games feature eight sporting events with approximately 265 athletes representing teams from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, U.S. Special Operations Command, as well as the United Kingdom Armed Forces and the Australian Defense Force.
U.S. Central Command’s Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve continues to work by, with and through regional partners to militarily defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, in order to enable whole-of-coalition governmental actions to increase regional stability.
The mission of the Department of Defense is to provide a lethal Joint Force to defend the security of our country and sustain American influence abroad.