Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a speech at the Manama Dialogue in Bahrain that the U.S. will send 200 troops to Syria to assist in the coalition's efforts to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
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Operation Inherent Resolve - Targeted Operations Against ISIL Terrorists
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Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 9, 2016. DoD photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley
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John H. Glenn Jr. -- an astronaut, senator and Marine -- died Dec. 8, 2016, at the age of 95.
Carter Offers Condolences on Death of Former Astronaut, Senator John Glenn Story | Blog | Remembering John Glenn

Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, commander of U.S. Southern Command, speaks to panelists about countering transnational networks during the 15th Caribbean Nations Security Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dec. 7, 2016. Southcom photo by Jose Ruiz
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Airstrike Destroys Fleet of ISIL Oil Tankers in Syria Story | Special Report

The plaque honoring Navy Mess Attendant Second Class Doris "Dorie" Miller is seen in Honolulu, Dec. 8, 2016.
Navy Celebrates Dorie Miller’s Heroics During Pearl Harbor Attack Story | Special Report


DoD Remembers Space Pioneer, Marine Corps Pilot John Glenn
John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, died Dec. 8. The legendary astronaut, U.S. senator and Marine Corps pilot was 95. Photo courtesy NASA
John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, died Dec. 8. The legendary astronaut, U.S. senator and Marine Corps pilot was 95.
Navy Fights ISIL From the Mediterranean
An AV-8B Harrier jet takes off from the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp in the Mediterranean Sea, Dec. 5, 2016. The 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit is embarked on the Wasp, conducting precision air strikes in support of the Libyan Government aligned forces against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant targets in Sirte, Libya as part of Operation Odyssey Lightning. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Wilkes
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group resumed support of Operation Inherent Resolve, launching sorties from the Eastern Mediterranean.

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