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Aug. 25, 2016
Pentagon Spokesman Hails Liberation of Jarabulus, Condemns Kabul Attack
The liberation of the northern Syrian city of Jarabulus is another important milestone in efforts to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said.
Innovation, Reform Are Contagious, Vice Chairman Says
Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discussed the state of innovation in the Defense Department with Kathleen Hicks, the director of the international security program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Resolute Support Spokesman: Afghan Security Forces on Positive Trajectory
Afghan forces are performing better than last year and are generally on a positive trajectory with their offensive campaign, a spokesman for the NATO Resolute Support Mission said.
Face of Defense: Texas Guard Soldier Donates Kidney to Stranger
SAN ANTONIO —
After seeing a plea for help written in shoe polish on a car, a Texas Army National Guard soldier decided donate a kidney to save a stranger's life.
Military Strikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists 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.
Watch Live at 1 p.m. EDT: Stratcom Commander to Speak at University of Nebraska
Navy Admiral Cecil D. Haney, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, is scheduled to speak at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Check back to watch it live here.
Aug. 24, 2016
Centcom: Strike in Syria May Have Caused Civilian Casualties
TAMPA, Fla. —
A strike on an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant weapons facility near Raqqah, Syria, may have resulted in civilian casualties, according to U.S. Central Command’s own post-strike assessment.
Air Force, Army Planning Efforts Lead to More Airdrop Missions
POPE FIELD, N.C. —
An Air Force C-130 Hercules taxies to a large hangar where about 60 Army paratroopers wait to board. Each lugging about 100 pounds of gear, the soldiers quickly line up and load into the aircraft as its four idling engines blow hot gusts over the tarmac.
Force of the Future Aims to Increase Military’s Geographic Diversity
Defense Secretary Ash Carter has said many times that the majority of enlisted military recruits come from just six states and that he would like to see a more diverse recruitment pool. Some of his Force of the Future proposals are aimed at this issue.
Defense University Aims to Produce Visionary Senior Leaders
FORT McNAIR, D.C. —
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told members of the Class of 2017 at the National Defense University that senior military leaders might be excused if they think attending to their professional military education will be a break for them, but it's not.