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July 29, 2016
Force of The Future Requires Commitment By All, Carter Says
Defense Secretary Ash Carter told sailors at Naval Station Great Lakes, Ill., that modernizing the U.S. military and keeping it strong requires commitment from all service members.
Scaparrotti Discusses Russian, North Korean Threats at Aspen Forum
Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti spoke about his experiences in Korea and Europe during a talk with Washington Post journalist David Ignatius at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado.
Undefeated USA Women’s Basketball Team Beats China, 73-56
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. —
The Team USA women forced 25 turnovers en route to a 73-56 win over China on the third day of action in the International Military Sports Council Women's Basketball Championship.
Face of Defense: Soldier Returns to Joint Readiness Training Center After 6 Years
FORT POLK, La. —
For a New York Army National Guard soldier, his second three-week deployment to the Joint Readiness Training Center was separated by almost six years and many degrees Fahrenheit.
Counter-ISIL Strikes Continue 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.
Watch Live at 1:30 p.m. EDT: Pentagon Press Secretary to Brief Reporters
Press Secretary Peter Cook is scheduled to conduct a news conference at the Pentagon. Check back to watch it live here:
July 28, 2016
Putin Pushing Russia’s Foreign Policy Boundaries, DoD Official Says
Russian President Vladimir Putin is pushing the boundaries for what his country’s foreign policy is going to be about for the next decade, the acting assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs said at the Aspen Security Forum.
Afghanistan Counterterrorism Authority Has Significant Results, Nicholson Says
Army Gen. John W. Nicholson said that ISIL-Khorasan, the terrorist organization's regional affiliate in Afghanistan, has seen a territory reduction since President Barack Obama gave counterterrorism authority to U.S. forces in the country to strike ISIL.
Votel Impressed by Iraqi Leaders’ Rising Confidence in Counter-ISIL Fight
Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel said the Iraqi government and its military are confident in the approach they are taking against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Watch Live at 7 p.m. EDT: Eucom Commander to Speak at Aspen Security Forum
Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, commander of U.S. European Command and NATO’s supreme allied commander for Europe, is scheduled to speak at the Aspen Security Forum. Check back to watch it live.