MINDEF Travels to Washington DC Despite Loss of “Trusted Ally” Status

On April 28, 2022, the Defence Minister (MINDEF) participated in a bilateral meeting with U.S. Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) Lloyd J. Austin III, in Washington D.C. Lloyd J. Austin III is the 28th secretary of defense, sworn in on Jan. 22, 2021. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., Austin served 41 years in uniform, retiring…

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Readout of Secretary of Defense’s Meeting With Canadian Minister of National Defence

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and his Canadian counterpart, Minister of National Defence, met in Brussels on March 17, 2022, to discuss their shared commitment to the strength of the NATO alliance and their unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russia’s unprovoked attack on Ukraine. Both leaders reaffirmed the close defense relationship…

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