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February 11, 2016
Coalition Defense Ministers Release Statement After Counter-ISIL Meeting
Following a first-of-its-kind meeting hosted by Defense Secretary Ash Carter in Brussels, the defense ministers of nations involved in the coalition to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant released a statement summarizing the meeting’s outcome.
Carter: Counter-ISIL Defense Ministers Unanimously Support Objectives
After meeting in Brussels with coalition defense ministers, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said his counterparts unanimously support objectives to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
DoD Officials Discuss Regional Deterrence, Nuke Modernization
The administration's nuclear sustainment and modernization plan is what is needed for effective deterrence, and the plan is affordable if the Defense Department prioritizes it, senior defense officials told Congress.
Focus on Goals, Anything is Possible, DoD Official Says
The deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber policy says he found success by focusing on goals, education, working hard and staying positive.
Defense Ministers Meet to Discuss Coalition to Counter ISIL
In Brussels, Defense Secretary Ash Carter hosted a meeting of defense ministers from countries contributing troops to the global coalition to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Face of Defense: Female Soldier Completes NATO Winter Training Course
ELVERUM, Norway —
U.S. Army Capt. Kate Alfin, a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter pilot, is the first female soldier from an allied NATO military to complete the Allied Winter Course at the Norwegian School of Winter Warfare.
Carter Meets With Saudi Defense Minister
Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Saudi Arabia’s defense minister, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, met in Brussels to discuss their nations’ shared security challenges, including the effort to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said.
Afghan Forces Need to Develop 4 Capabilities, General Says
Readiness and leadership change are among the capabilities Afghan security forces will need for success, a spokesman for the support mission in Afghanistan said.
NATO to Provide Aid to Migrants Crossing Aegean Sea
NATO will provide a maritime force to help thousands of refugees escaping civil war in Syria, many of whom fall into the hands of human traffickers, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.
Budget Request Trims Modernization; Procurement Funds Buy Capability
Modernization took a hit in the Defense Department's fiscal year 2017 budget request, but the $102.5 billion in the procurement account can purchase a lot of capabilities, Mike McCord, DoD’s chief financial officer, said at a press conference.