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The mission of the Department of Defense is to provide the military forces needed to deter war and to protect the security of our country. The department’s headquarters is at the Pentagon.

The mission of is to support the overall mission of the Department of Defense by providing official, timely and accurate information about defense policies, organizations, functions and operations. Also, is the single, unified starting point for finding military information online.

This mission is consistent with the DoD Principles of Information, which outline the Department’s policy for providing information to military members, DoD civilians, military family members, the American public, the Congress, and the news media. The information you find on their website is cleared for public release in accordance with applicable DoD policies.