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United States Department of Defense

October 8, 2015
Readout of Secretary Carter's Meeting with French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter met with French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian today on the sidelines of the NATO Defense Ministerial in Brussels, Belgium.Secretary Carter and Minister Le Drian reaffirmed the importance of the enduring defense partnership between the United States and France. They discussed a range of security issues,
October 6, 2015
Statement by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter On the Tragedy in Kunduz, Afghanistan
Today, Commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan General John Campbell informed Congress that a U.S. military airstrike in Kunduz, Afghanistan, to support Afghan forces on the ground resulted in a mistaken attack on a Doctors Without Borders field hospital.  Doctors Without Borders does important work all around the world, and the Department of

United States Department of Veterans Affairs

October 6, 2015
Homeless Alabama Veteran Home at Last

Army Veteran April Rencher didn't plan on becoming homeless. But after watching her world fall apart, she's now building a new life for herself with a little help from her friends at the Tuscaloosa VA. Read the full story

A woman sits on a bed while reading
September 30, 2015
Breast Cancer: The Importance of Mammograms

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women, but early detection saves lives, which is why mammograms are so important. VA's 3D technology is improving cancer detection rates. Read the full story

A woman in a lab coat shows a patient two computer monitors displaying mammogram images