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May 4, 2016
'Resurgent Russia' Poses Threat to NATO, New Commander Says
MONS, Belgium —
Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, NATO's new supreme allied commander, said in the face of a "resurgent Russia" and other emerging challenges, NATO needs to stay agile and ready to "fight tonight."
Spokesman Describes Battle That Left Navy SEAL Dead in Iraq
Army Col. Steven Warren said the Navy SEAL killed in a May 3 battle with Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant fighters was struck by direct fire after responding to an attack on peshmerga forces.
Carter: Counter-ISIL Defense Ministers Recognize All Must Do More
Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, the U.K. and the U.S. have all agreed to continue to do more to accelerate ISIL's lasting defeat.
Carter Thanks Danish Defense Minister for Counter-ISIL Help
Defense Secretary Ash Carter thanked Danish Defense Minister Peter Christensen for Denmark's recent decision to expand its role in the coalition campaign to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Resilient Wounded Warrior Aims for Invictus Games Gold
Timothy Payne, a medically retired Army staff sergeant who lost his legs and received other severe injuries due to a 2011 bomb explosion in Afghanistan, will be among more than 500 disabled athletes competing at the Invictus Games.
Counter-ISIL Strikes Hit Terrorists in Iraq
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
Face of Defense: Father Deploys to Europe With Son
LEEUWARDEN, Netherlands —
Though they've been members of the Massachusetts Air National Guard's 104th Fighter Wing for 15 years, a father and son are serving on the same deployment for the first time as they participate in Operation Atlantic Resolve.
May 3, 2016
Dunford: U.S. Working With Libya to Assess Possible Needs in Counter-ISIL Fight
STUTTGART, Germany —
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford said the United States is working with the interim Libyan government to see what help it might need in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Deputy Secretary’s Sweden, Brussels Trip Furthers U.S.-Regional Collaboration
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work’s trip to meet with military and government officials in Sweden and with NATO representatives in Belgium furthered U.S. collaboration in the region and introduced the DoD's approach to the future of warfare.
Enemy Fire Kills U.S. Service Member Helping Peshmerga Forces in Iraq
A U.S. service member advising and assisting peshmerga forces in Iraq was killed by enemy fire north of Mosul.