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Oct. 27, 2016
Face of Defense: Warrant Officer Blazes Trail in Mississippi Guard
TUPELO, Miss. —
Previously a combat veteran Marine and soldier, this Mississippi Army National Guardsman has another title to add to her list of accomplishments -- female Apache helicopter pilot.
Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIL 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.
U.S. Strikes in Afghanistan Target Senior al-Qaida Leaders
Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said precision U.S. strikes conducted Oct. 23 targeted two of al-Qaida's most senior leaders in Afghanistan -- officials are still assessing the results of the strikes.
Oct. 26, 2016
Carter Announces Deterrence, Defense Buildup in Europe
As NATO faces new challenges from the east, south, north and from within, the U.S. will continue to strengthen deterrence by sending troops to Europe, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told reporters in Brussels.
Work, Japanese Defense Leader Discuss Evolving Security Environment
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work and Tetsuro Kuroe, Japan’s administrative vice defense minister, discussed the persistent North Korean threat, maritime issues in the East and South China Seas, and other security issues during a meeting at the Pentagon.
U.S. Strike in Yemen Kills 5 Terrorists, Centcom Officials Say
TAMPA, Fla. —
An Oct. 21 U.S. strike in a remote area of Yemen’s Marib governorate killed five members of the al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula terrorist organization, U.S. Central Command officials announced.
OIR Commander Cites Momentum in Mosul Push; Raqqa Isolation to Begin 'Soon'
Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, told Pentagon reporters that Iraqi forces continue to make steady progress in the effort to retake Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Carter Meets With French, Turkish Counterparts on Counter-ISIL Campaign
In Brussels, Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with his French and Turkish counterparts to discuss the campaign to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Pentagon Official Announces Lower Cost Growth in Latest Acquisition Report
Frank Kendall, the undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, announced to the media Oct. 21 the release of the 2016 Performance of the Defense Acquisition System Annual Report.
DoD Official Discusses U.S. Military, Commercial Space Industry
Douglas L. Loverro, deputy assistant secretary of defense for space policy, discussed ways that the U.S. military can better leverage commercial space capabilities and what policy measures would support a thriving U.S. commercial space industry to make sure space services are always available to warfighters.