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February 11, 2016
Military Strikes Hit 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.
Carter Encouraged by Developing NATO Capabilities
During meetings in Brussels, NATO defense ministers discussed deterring and defending against high-end threats emanating from Russia and the threat that the Islamic State poses to southern allies, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.
February 10, 2016
F-35 Program Moving Forward, Addressing Challenges, Official Says
The F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program is accelerating and growing while addressing various challenges, the program's executive officer said.
Carter, Polish Counterpart Discuss European Reassurance Initiative
The European Reassurance Initiative highlighted a meeting between Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz in Brussels, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said.
OIR Spokesman: Counter-ISIL Progress Continues
As Iraqi security forces make progress in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Canada’s vow to expand its contributions in the fight is a welcomed commitment, Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said.
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