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February 12, 2016
Congress Receives DoD Report on North Korea
The Defense Department sent Congress its 2015 report on North Korea's military power, according to a Pentagon spokesman, who also discussed recent North Korean activities.
DoD Plans Benefit Revision With ‘Blended Retirement’
Defense Secretary Ash Carter has cited a blended retirement system as a key step in modernizing the department’s ability to recruit, retain and maintain talent.
DoD Officials Describe Afghan National Defense Forces As Work in Progress
U.S. strategy in Afghanistan is based on the goal of preventing the country from becoming a haven for extremists, DoD officials told a House panel.
Carter Meets With Emirati Defense Minister
Defense Secretary Ash Carter and the United Arab Emirates’ Minister of State for Defense Affairs His Excellency Mohammed Al Bowardi met to discuss their nations’ shared security challenges, including the effort to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Face of Defense: Airman Uses Cycling to Set Example for Others
Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Jason Chiasson said that the most inspiring thing about his journey to the Air Force Cycling Team is positively affecting other airmen.
Strikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Iraq
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
February 11, 2016
Carter: Counter-ISIL Defense Ministers Unanimously Support Objectives
After meeting in Brussels with coalition defense ministers, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said his counterparts all 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.