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Oct. 24, 2016
Tired Force Excelling, Service Secretaries Say
During a panel discussion, the Army, Navy and Air Force secretaries all proclaimed that the U.S. is ready to fight a near-peer adversary simultaneously with a drawn-out battle on terror, despite a tired force.
Stratcom Commander Addresses Strategic Deterrence in 21st Century
Global security threats today must be viewed in a transregional, multidomain and multifunctional context, Navy Adm. Cecil D. Haney, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, said while speaking at Kansas State University’s Landon Lecture Series.
All Cyber Mission Force Teams Achieve Initial Operating Capability
FORT MEADE, Md. —
All 133 of U.S. Cyber Command’s Cyber Mission Force teams have reached a threshold level of initial operating capacity and can execute their fundamental mission, Cybercom officials announced.
Iraqis Taking Ground from ISIL Around Mosul, Officials Say
Iraqi forces have taken an estimated 800 square kilometers from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in the battle for the city that began Oct. 17, 2016.
Top Official Describes DARPA Real-Time Space Awareness Efforts
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has transferred to the Air Force ownership of a revolutionary space surveillance telescope, and the agency is working on other real-time technologies to improve space situational awareness.
Amid Heavy Resistance, Iraqi Forces Make Solid Progress
While Iraqi and Kurdish forces face heavy resistance from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant about 10 miles out from Mosul, Iraq, there continues to be solid progress in the efforts to liberate the city from ISIL control, a Pentagon spokesman said.
Carter Meets With UAE Crown Prince
Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates met in Abu Dhabi to discuss a range of regional issues.
Carter, Inherent Resolve Commander Brief Operations in Iraq, Syria
Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Army Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, updated reporters on operations in Iraq and Syria during a news conference in Irbil, Iraq.
Face of Defense: Airman Shoots for Spot on All-Air Force Hoops Team
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. —
Air Force Airman 1st Class Daryl Parker Jr., an offensive duty technician with the 608th Air Operations Center, is one of 29 airmen competing for a spot on the All-Air Force Men’s Basketball Team.
Coalition Strikes Hit ISIL Terrorists 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.