U.S. Department of Defense

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 07:18
At the first-ever U.N. Peacekeeping Defense Ministerial in London last night, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that the Defense Department will add to already substantial U.S. contributions to U.N. peacekeeping operations.
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 11:33
Coalition forces conducted an airstrike resulting in the death of Abu Bakr al-Turkmani, an ISIL senior leader, on Sept.
Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 07:24
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff today said the new National Military Strategy takes into account increasing disorder in the world and the erosion of America’s comparative advantage.
Friday, June 19, 2015 - 10:40
The inaugural “Report on Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan,” a report to Congress in accordance with Section 1225 of the Carl Levin and Howard P. “Buck” McKeon National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2015 (Public Law 113-291), was provided to Congress yesterday evening. This report covers December 1, 2014 to May 31.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 13:18
The commander in chief has authorized Secretary of Defense Ash Carter to deploy to Iraq up to 450 additional U.S. personnel in a non-combat role, to expand our advise and assist mission at Taqaddum Air Base in support of the Government of Iraq.
Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 09:34
The strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the ISIL terrorist group and the threat they pose to Iraq, Syria, the region and the wider international community. The destruction of ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the terrorist group's ability to project terror and conduct operations.
Friday, May 22, 2015 - 10:53
The U.S. special operations forces raid that killed a senior leader of the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Syria May 15 was a highly successful operation.
Friday, May 22, 2015 - 10:49
The U.S.-Tunisian defense partnership, Tunisia's security situation, and counterterrorism assistance were topics of discussion when Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi met at the Pentagon.
Friday, March 27, 2015 - 06:50
he U.S. Africa Command area of responsibility is home to growing threats and opportunities, Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez, Africom’s commander, said today. “In the past year, we achieved progress in several areas through close cooperation with our allies and partners,” Rodriguez told the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 06:50
“According to statistics, Colombia ranks first in the world, outside of Afghanistan and Iraq, in IED incidents.”

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