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April 28, 2016
Carter Details U.S. Strategy to Accelerate ISIL’s Defeat
Moves made last year in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have proved effective and U.S. officials have capitalized on that success to accelerate the counter-ISIL campaign, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Counter-ISIL Effort Makes Gains in Iraq, Syria, Chairman Tells Senate Panel
The United States military is addressing the transnational nature of the threat that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant poses, but the most dangerous threat remains the core of ISIL in Iraq and Syria, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Face of Defense: Honor Guard Airman Pushes Past Her Limits
It’s noon on a Saturday, and Air Force Staff Sgt. April Spilde chalks up her hands in the gym at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall as she waits for her chance to lift during a powerlifting competition.
Counter-ISIL Strikes Target Terrorists in Syria, Iraq
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.
April 27, 2016
Work Praises Sweden’s Regional Leadership, Technological Capabilities
RONNEBY AIR BASE, Sweden —
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work toured military facilities, saw the products of a major local defense company, and discussed regional security as part of his visit to Sweden.
U.S. Troops Should Not Be Sent Into Fair Fights, Dunford Says
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff emphasized during testimony on the defense budget request that the DoD must maintain a joint force that can overmatch any potential adversary.
Carter: DoD’s FY17 Budget Request Takes Long View
In testimony before a Senate subcommittee, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the DoD's fiscal year 2017 budget request gives the department the means to change in “fundamental but carefully considered ways” in a new strategic era.
U.S. Airmen Support Earthquake Relief Efforts in Ecuador
MANTA, Ecuador —
The U.S., coordinating with the Ecuadorian government, deployed 12 airmen to Ecuador to support relief efforts for victims of a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck April 16.
Face of Defense: Marine Corps Recruiter Enjoys Challenges
MERIDIAN, Miss. —
Marine Corps Sgt. Austin Brasington enjoys his role as a recruiter and relishes challenges provided by military service.
Coalition Strikes Hit ISIL Targets in Iraq
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.