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Oct. 26, 2016
Carter Announces Deterrence, Defense Buildup in Europe
As NATO faces new challenges from the east, south, north and from within, the U.S. will continue to strengthen deterrence by sending troops to Europe, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told reporters in Brussels.
Work, Japanese Defense Leader Discuss Evolving Security Environment
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work and Tetsuro Kuroe, Japan’s administrative vice defense minister, discussed the persistent North Korean threat, maritime issues in the East and South China Seas, and other security issues during a meeting at the Pentagon.
U.S. Strike in Yemen Kills 5 Terrorists, Centcom Officials Say
TAMPA, Fla. —
An Oct. 21 U.S. strike in a remote area of Yemen’s Marib governorate killed five members of the al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula terrorist organization, U.S. Central Command officials announced.
OIR Commander Cites Momentum in Mosul Push; Raqqa Isolation to Begin 'Soon'
Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, told Pentagon reporters that Iraqi forces continue to make steady progress in the effort to retake Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Carter Meets With French, Turkish Counterparts on Counter-ISIL Campaign
In Brussels, Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with his French and Turkish counterparts to discuss the campaign to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Pentagon Official Announces Lower Cost Growth in Latest Acquisition Report
Frank Kendall, the undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, announced to the media Oct. 21 the release of the 2016 Performance of the Defense Acquisition System Annual Report.
DoD Official Discusses U.S. Military, Commercial Space Industry
Douglas L. Loverro, deputy assistant secretary of defense for space policy, discussed ways that the U.S. military can better leverage commercial space capabilities and what policy measures would support a thriving U.S. commercial space industry to make sure space services are always available to warfighters.
Carter Tasks DoD Team With Streamlining Review Process for 13,000 California Guardsmen
Defense Secretary Ash Carter has ordered that procedures be streamlined so California National Guard members who improperly received incentive bonuses as a result of error or through the criminal behavior of others can seek relief.
Face of Defense: Airman Paints Picture of Success
RAF MILDENHALL, England —
After work, Air Force Senior Airman Regine Labarda, a relocation technician with the 100th Comptroller Squadron at RAF Mildenhall, England, grabs her brushes and canvas and heads to the countryside in her adopted home.
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.