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Dec. 2, 2016
Mistaken Kunduz Airstrike Results in Greater Focus, Official Says
At a security forum, the acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for stability and humanitarian affairs discussed the Defense Department's mitigation efforts following the accidental 2015 U.S. airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders trauma center in Kunduz, Afghanistan.
Consumer Advocate Urges Troops, Families to Protect Their Finances
Holly Petraeus, chief of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau's Office of Service Member Affairs, gave a briefing at the Pentagon about how service members and their families can help protect their finances.
Afghan Forces Prevailing Against Enemy, U.S. General Says
Afghan forces were put to the test and prevailed during the 2016 fighting season, Army Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr., the commander of the Resolute Support mission and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, told reporters.
Face of Defense: Air Force Family Answers Call to Duty
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. —
Three generations of the LaMothe family have proudly served in the Air Force.
Counter-ISIL Strikes Hit 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.
Dunford Favors Spreading Knowledge of Jointness Across All Ranks
Military members must not lose the unique skills, culture and traditions of their individual services, but they will need to understand the joint force at lower ranks, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told senior enlisted leaders.
Deputy Secretary Discusses Last Official Trip, DoD Transition
ABOARD A MILITARY AIRCRAFT —
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work sat down with reporters to discuss his upcoming visits with two defense contractors, the Reagan National Defense Forum, and what a changing defense leadership means for innovation and the third offset strategy.
Dec. 1, 2016
Pentagon Details Progress for Mosul; Third Axis at City's 'Doorstep'
Iraqi forces are making significant progress in isolating Mosul as part of efforts to liberate the northern Iraqi city from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, a Defense Department spokesman said.
Face of Defense: Airman Enjoys Bodybuilding’s Challenges, Competition
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas —
“Athlete” is a term this airman has always identified with, so now that his identifying term is "bodybuilder," it all makes sense.
Military Strikes Target 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 yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.