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US Defense Secretary tests positive for COVID-19

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says he will quarantine for five days after testing positive for COVID-19.

US Defense Secretary tests positive for COVID-19

Israeli Defense Minister meets with Biden's Defense Secretary

'I look forward to deepening Israel-US cooperation against Iran,' says Gantz during meeting with US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.

Israeli Defense Minister meets with Biden's Defense Secretary

Report: Gantz and Austin to discuss military drills for Iran scenario

Senior US official says Defense Secretary and Israeli DM will discuss military exercises to prepare for worst-case scenario regarding Iran.

Gantz and Austin to discuss military drills for Iran scenario

Defense Minister to fly to US for last-minute talks on 'security issues'

Defense Min. Gantz to hold series of meetings on 'security issues' with top US officials.

Defense Minister to fly to US for last-minute talks on security

US to probe deadly 2019 air strike in Syria

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin orders review of 2019 strike in Syria that caused civilian casualties.

US to probe deadly 2019 air strike in Syria

US Defense Secretary: We'll consider all options if diplomacy with Iran fails

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin makes clear US is committed to solving Iran nuclear issue using diplomacy, but will consider all options.

US Defense Secretary: We'll consider all options on Iran

Kabul bombing will not change US withdrawal timetable

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says deadly bombings will not "dissuade" US from withdrawing. 'To do less would dishonor their sacrifice.'

Kabul bombing will not change US withdrawal timetable

Sec. Austin: US committed to Israel's security

PM Bennett meets Defense Sec. Lloyd Austin to discuss replenishing Iron Dome, combatting Iranian threat,

Sec. Austin: US committed to Israel's security

Gantz updates Secretary Austin on rocket launches toward Israel

Minister of Defense, Benny Gantz spoke to US Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin.

Gantz updates Sec. Austin on rocket launches toward Israel

Gantz promises to work to empower Palestinian Authority

Defense Min. Gantz, US Defense Sec. Austin, discuss Israel's security challenges and the need to halt Iran's nuclear plans.

Gantz promises to work to empower Palestinian Authority

US Defense Secretary congratulates Gantz on his appointment as Defense Minister

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin: The US commitment to Israel's security remains ironclad.

US Defense Secretary congratulates Gantz

'US supports Israel's military edge - and Palestinian statehood'

Israeli Defense Minister meets Biden administration's Defense Secretary as Israel eyes replenishment of Iron Dome missile system.

'US supports Israel's military edge - and Palestinian statehood'player

House lawmakers to Defense Secretary: Replenish Iron Dome

At least 55 House members write to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, urge action on restocking Israel's supply of Iron Dome interceptors.

House lawmakers to Defense Secretary: Replenish Iron Dome

Israel moving to recover MIAs

Defense Minister Gantz has informed the United States that Israel will continue its efforts to return missing Israelis from Gaza.

Israel moving to recover MIAs

Gantz thanks Austin for US support of Israel's right to self-defense

US Defense Secretary speaks to Israeli Defense Minister as Israel continues to be bombarded by Hamas rockets.

Gantz thanks Austin for US support of Israel's self-defense

Gantz to Austin: It's our right to protect our people

Defense Minister Gantz to US Secretary of Defense: "It's our right and duty to protect our sovereignty and our people"

Gantz to Austin: It's our right to protect our people

PM Netanyahu: 'Iran is working towards Israel's annihilation'

Prime Minister Netanyahu meets with US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem.

Netanyahu: 'Iran is working towards Israel's annihilation'player

US Sec. of Defense Lloyd Austin visits Israeli Air Force base

Defense Min. Benny Gantz, US Sec. of Defense Lloyd Austin, visit Air Force base in southern Israel, exchange gifts.

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Watch: IDF salutes US Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III

IDF brass met first top Biden admin. official to visit Israel at the IDF base in Tel Aviv today.

Watch: IDF salutes US Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin IIIplayer

First senior Biden Admin. official visits Israel

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin in Israel for 2-day visit to meet Defense Minister Gantz and Prime Minister Netanyahu.

First senior Biden Admin. official visits Israelplayer

Watch: US Secretary of Defense lands in Israel

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin arrives in Israel on Sunday.

Watch: US Secretary of Defense lands in Israelplayer

Pentagon confirms Defense Secretary's visit to Israel

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will visit Israel as part of an overseas trip, meet Netanyahu and Gantz.

Pentagon confirms Defense Secretary's visit to Israel

Report: US Defense Secretary to visit Israel next week

Lloyd Austin is expected to meet Prime Minister Netanyahu, Defense Minister Gantz and Foreign Minister Ashkenazi.

Report: US Defense Secretary to visit Israel next week

Gantz speaks with US Defense Secretary Lloyd James Austin

Israeli defense minister holds first conversation with US counterpart. Secretary Austin reaffirms close US-Israel relationship.

Gantz speaks with new US Defense Secretary Lloyd James Austin

Benny Gantz praises appointment of Gen. Lloyd Austin

Defense Min. Gantz praises Lloyd Austin as 'brave and honest,' says he is 'the right person for the task ahead.'

Gantz praises Gen. Austin's appointment

Senate confirms Lloyd Austin for Defense Secretary

The confirmation comes a day after both chambers approved a waiver for Austin.

Senate confirms Lloyd Austin for Defense Secretary

US lawmakers approve waiver for Biden's Defense Secretary pick

Both chambers of Congress approve waiver to permit retired Gen. Lloyd Austin to serve as Secretary of Defense.

US lawmakers approve waiver for Biden's Defense Secretary pick

Biden's pick for Defense Secretary: Iran poses a threat to our allies

Lloyd Austin warns: If Iran were to get nuclear capability, most every problem we deal with in the region would be tougher to deal with.

'Iran poses a threat to our allies'

Biden officially nominates Lloyd Austin for Defense Secretary

If confirmed, Austin will be the nation’s first Black Defense Secretary.

Biden officially nominates Lloyd Austin for Defense Secretary

Report: Biden to name Lloyd Austin as Defense Secretary

Sources say Biden has chosen retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as his Defense Secretary and could announce the nomination on Tuesday.

Report: Biden to name Lloyd Austin as Defense Secretary

US warns ISIS will speed up pace of global attacks

Top CENTCOM general says as ISIS is losing ground in Syria and Iraq, it is relying more heavily on attacks abroad.

US warns ISIS will speed up pace of global attacks