U.S. airstrikes and military assistance to Iraqi and Kurdish security forces have stalled the advance of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorist forces around Irbil, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said. Story | Special
After two days in South Korea, Deputy Defense Secretary is in Japan, the final stop on his seven-day visit to the Asia-Pacific region. Video | Special
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and his Greek counterpart discussed bilateral military-to-military cooperation during a meeting, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said. Story | Statement
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey discussed the benefits of military partnerships with National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver. Video | Photos
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, brief reporters at the Pentagon, Aug. 21, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, greets Singaporean Chief of Defense Force Lt. Gen. Ng Chee Meng in front of the Pentagon, Aug. 21, 2014. The two defense leaders met to discuss issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work hosts an all-call meeting to answer questions from military personnel on Osan Air Base, South Korea, Aug. 21, 2014. Work is meeting with leaders and troops during a trip to the Asia-Pacific region. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
Marine Cpl. Kyle James, left, and Marine Sgt. Ruben Ochoa battle an aircraft fire during aircraft rescue and firefighting training on Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Aug. 14, 2014. James and Ochoa are firefighting specialists assigned to Headquarters Squadron. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. J.R. Heins
The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt launches a rolling airframe missile in the Atlantic Ocean, Aug. 19, 2014. The test focused on its combat readiness and its ability to defend against anti-ship cruise missiles and other asymmetric threats. U.S. Navy photo
U.S. soldiers experience real-world scenarios during underwater survivability training in Pohang, South Korea. The soldiers are assigned to the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade. DoD screen shot
Emotional strain can be the most formidable opponent service members face in their efforts to keep America safe. This special report takes a closer look at the struggles they cope with and offers information to help troops when they need the nation's support the most.
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert Culbertson greets his son after a six-month deployment on the attack submarine USS New Hampshire, which returned to its homeport on Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn., Aug. 13, 2014. U.S. Navy photo by John Narewski
The Defense Department announced the next unit rotation as the U.S. continues to demonstrate its commitment to reassuring NATO allies. DoD graphic
The U.S. Army's only command that combats chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats is participating in an exercise in South Korea.
Air Force Brig. Gen. David D. Hamlar Jr.'s most recent promotion ceremony held special significance for him and the Minnesota National Guard.
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The Estonian Defense League hosted the second annual Admiral Pitka Recon Challenge, which included competitors from the United States.
The U.S. Naval War College hosted its first ethics symposium of the 2014-15 academic year as part of convocation events at the college.
Two C-130 aircraft under the command of U.S. Northern Command are assisting with wildfire suppression efforts.