DoD News

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 06:27
While Africa presents opportunities for some of its regions, the continent continues to face varied challenges, the commander of U.S. Africa Command said in a Pentagon news conference today.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 08:05
The United States and Turkey have finalized technical details for Turkey’s full inclusion in the coalition fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said today.
Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 08:28
Vowing to achieve a lasting defeat of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant forces, Defense Secretary Ash Carter outlined the Defense Department’s counterterrorism strategy today in testimony before the House Armed Services Committee. The secretary and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey discussed the latest developments in the Middle East, particularly in Iraq and Syria, where U.S.-led coalition allies and partners are assisting and advising local forces.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 13:08
Though the United States and Israel disagree about the proposed deal to limit Iran’s nuclear program, that does not affect America’s unshakable commitment to the defense of Israel, a senior administration official said here today.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 13:04
Discussing threats from Iran or the vicious actions of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has a different resonance when the conversation is in Israel rather than the United States, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey said here today. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff discussed these threats and the state of the military-to-military relationship between the United States and Israel during meetings at the Kyria, the headquarters for Israel’s defense establishment.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 12:58
President Barack Obama has asked the military for recommendations on how to make the effort to train and equip Iraqi security forces more effective, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 11:07
The Defense Department is progressing toward the establishment of a program to train and equip moderate Syrian opposition forces, the Pentagon press secretary said today.