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February 11, 2016
Focus on Goals, Anything is Possible, DoD Official Says
Aaron Hughes, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber policy, says he found success by staying focused on his goals, pursuing education, working hard, and remaining positive when challenges popped up along the way.
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.
Face of Defense: Female Soldier Completes NATO Winter Training Course
ELVERUM, Norway —
U.S. Army Capt. Kate Alfin, a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter pilot, is the first female soldier from an allied NATO military to complete the Allied Winter Course at the Norwegian School of Winter Warfare.
Carter Meets With Saudi Defense Minister
Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Saudi Arabia’s defense minister, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, met in Brussels to discuss their nations’ shared security challenges, including the effort to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said.
Afghan Forces Need to Develop 4 Capabilities, General Says
Readiness and leadership change are among the capabilities Afghan security forces will need for success, Resolute Support Mission spokesman Army Brig. Gen. Wilson Shoffner said.
NATO to Provide Aid to Migrants Crossing Aegean Sea
NATO will provide a maritime force to help the thousands of refugees escaping civil war in Syria, many of whom fall into the hands of human traffickers, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in Brussels.
Budget Request Trims Modernization; Procurement Funds Buy Capability
Modernization took a hit in the Defense Department's fiscal year 2017 budget request, but the $102.5 billion in the procurement account can purchase a lot of capabilities, Mike McCord, DoD’s chief financial officer, said at a press conference.
Carter: Meeting of Defense Ministers Marks New Stage in ISIL Fight
The first face-to-face meeting of defense ministers from nations contributing to the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant marks the beginning of a new stage in the campaign, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.
Military Strikes Hit ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
U.S. and coalition military forces have 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 Encouraged by Developing NATO Capabilities
During meetings in Brussels, NATO defense ministers discussed deterring and defending against high-end threats emanating from Russia and the threat that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant poses to southern allies, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.