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Oct. 23, 2016
Carter Meets With Iraqi Prime Minister, Addresses Troops in Baghdad
Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad and spoke with troops there about the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and the ongoing military campaign to retake the city of Mosul.
Military Strikes Target ISIL Terrorists in Iraq, Syria
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
Oct. 22, 2016
Advanced Space Surveillance Telescope Has Critical Military Applications
The most sophisticated space surveillance telescope ever developed is ready to begin tracking thousands of space objects as small as a softball.
Oil Fires Burn South of Mosul
Combined Joint Task Force – Inherent Resolve is assessing the potential risk to personnel at Camp Swift and Qayyarah West Airfield, located about 50 miles south of Mosul, as a result of nearby burning oil wells and a sulfur plant fire.
Air Force Engineers Repair Runway in Iraq
Engineers with the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group arrived in northern Iraq to conduct a reconnaissance mission for what would become a historic undertaking.
Coalition Strikes Continue to Hit ISIL Terrorists in Iraq, Syria
Oct. 21, 2016
U.S. Strikes Kill 8 Al-Qaida Terrorists in Yemen
The U.S. military successfully struck two targets in central Yemen, killing eight terrorists associated with the group known as al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, according to U.S. Central Command.
Afghan Forces Make Progress, Yet Challenges Remain, Official Says
The Afghan national defense and security forces have made progress this year in the fight against the Taliban, but challenges remain, said Army Brig. Gen. Charles H. Cleveland, Resolute Support mission’s deputy chief of staff for communications.
Carter Travels to Turkey, Paris for Counter-ISIL Meetings
Defense Secretary Ash Carter told the press en route to Ankara, Turkey, that the military campaign to wrest control of the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is going well in its early stages.
USO Anniversary Gala Celebrates 75 Years of Service
More than a thousand people joined Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at a star-studded gala to help the USO celebrate its 75th Anniversary and honor its six 2016 Service Members of the Year.