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April 29, 2016
Centcom Commander: Communications Breakdowns, Human Errors Led to Attack on Afghan Hospital
Communications and equipment failures and human error compounded by the stress of combat contributed to the mistaken airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders trauma facility in Kunduz City, Afghanistan, last October, the commander of U.S. Central Command said.
Work: U.S., NATO Must Use 21st-Century Approaches for Deterrence, Dominance
The strategic landscape is at an inflection point that demands the United States and NATO use 21st-century approaches to address threats large and small, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said in a speech in Brussels.
Carter Congratulates New Africom Commander Nominee
Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser is President Barack Obama’s nomination to become the next commander of U.S. Africa Command.
Face of Defense: Soldier Sings Her Way to Victory
FORT JACKSON, S.C. —
Army reservist Spc. Kayla Bundy, a wheeled vehicle mechanic, likes to sing to get through the rough spots.
Carter to Host Counter-ISIL Meeting, Attend Eucom Change of Command
Defense Secretary Ash Carter will travel to Germany to deliver remarks at the change of command ceremony for U.S. European Command, and to host the latest meeting of defense ministers from countries leading the ongoing fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Military Strikes Continue Against ISIL Targets in Iraq, Syria
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
April 28, 2016
Carter Honors 6 'Trailblazer' Sexual Assault Response Coordinators
Defense Secretary Ash Carter today honored six individuals from across the military as sexual assault response coordinators of the year, at a Pentagon ceremony that honored the women.
Carter Announces Sexual Assault Retaliation Prevention Strategy
Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced a sexual assault retaliation prevention and response strategy, saying both sexual assault and retaliation against those who report it are attacks against the values of the military.
Carter Details U.S. Strategy to Accelerate ISIL’s Defeat
U.S. officials have capitalized on the success of moves made last year in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, to accelerate the counter-ISIL campaign, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.
Counter-ISIL Effort Makes Gains in Iraq, Syria, Chairman Tells Senate Panel
The U.S. military is addressing the transnational nature of the threat that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant poses, but the most dangerous threat remains the core of ISIL in Iraq and Syria, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate Armed Services Committee.