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February 10, 2016
Face of Defense: Air Traffic Controller Guides Troubled Harrier to Safety
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. —
When a Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier lost its navigation system during a night mission, air traffic controller Cpl. Justin McDaniel worked with the pilot to guide the jet to a safe landing.
Carter Meets with Defense Ministers in Brussels on NATO, ISIL
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is in Brussels to attend a NATO defense ministers meeting and to meet with defense ministers of countries that are major contributors to the coalition fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Carter Meets With Czech Defense Minister in Brussels
Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Czech Defense Minister Martin Stropnicky met on the sidelines of the NATO defense ministerial in Brussels, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a readout of the meeting.
Carter Meets With Canadian Counterpart to Discuss Counter-ISIL Efforts
Defense Secretary Ash Carter met for the first time with Canadian Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a readout of the meeting.
Military Strikes Target ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
February 9, 2016
Budget Request Balances Resources, Capabilities, Vice Chairman Says
The fiscal year 2017 defense budget request represents “the best possible balance of capacity, capability and readiness investments based upon the resources available,” the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
Deputy Secretary: Fiscal 2017 Budget Request Takes Long View
The fiscal year 2017 defense budget request sustains national security and defense strategies, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said.
NATO Must Face Varied Threats, Secretary General Says
The NATO defense ministers meeting this week will posture the alliance to face threats from any direction, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.
Obama’s FY 2017 Budget Addresses Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, Terrorism
President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2017 defense budget request highlights defending against challenges posed by Russia, China, Iran, North Korea and terrorist groups, a senior defense official said.
Comptroller: FY2017 Defense Budget Request Seeks Balance
Budgeteers had to maintain balance among compensation, readiness, modernization and size of the force, said Mike McCord, the department’s chief financial officer.