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Oct. 21, 2016
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.
Face of Defense: First Sergeant Recalls Path From Hardship to Success
FORT RILEY, Kansas —
After growing up poor in Mexico, Army 1st Sgt. Gina Aceves has become a successful senior noncommissioned officer with 20 years of service.
Military Strikes Target ISIL in Syria, Iraq
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
U.S. and coalition military forces 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 Travels to Turkey, Meets With Turkish Leaders
Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and Defense Minister Fikri Işık in Ankara, Turkey, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook announced in a readout of the meetings.
Oct. 20, 2016
DoD Announces ‘Hack the Pentagon’ Follow-Up Initiative
The Defense Department has awarded a contract to HackerOne and Synack to provide a way for DoD components and the services to launch their own ”bug bounty” challenges, similar to the “Hack the Pentagon” pilot program.
Carter Reaffirms U.S. Commitment to Security on Korean Peninsula
The United States remains concerned about North Korean provocations, and is committed to defending its allies with the "full spectrum of American military might," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a news conference with his South Korean counterpart, Han Min-koo.
Face of Defense: Petty Officer Serves U.S. Military, Philippine Homeland
SANTA ANA, Philippines —
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jose Antonio, a corpsman attached to the community health engagement group in Cagayan Valley, the Philippines, as part of a military exercise, is happy to be back in his homeland.
Counter-ISIL Strikes Target Terrorists in Syria, Iraq