The United States attempted a rescue operation recently to free a number of American hostages held in Syria by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said. Story | Statement
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke via telephone with Ukrainian Minister of Defense Valeriy Heletey and discussed Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu’s recent remarks noting that the Russian aid convoy to Ukraine was not a military intervention, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement. Story
U.S. aircraft continue their attacks on ISIL terrorists in support of Iraqi security force operations.
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On the first day of his first official visit to South Korea, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work discussed cooperation between the U.S., South Korea and Japan, a senior defense official said. Story | Special | Photos | Video
Thirty U.S. service members will present military “dog tags” to the Team USA basketball all-stars during their game with the Dominican Republic. Story
Air Force Gen. Phillip Breedlove, NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, told a German newspaper that Russia's actions in Crimea and Ukraine represent a new kind of warfare. Video