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June 25, 2016
Coalition Strikes Target ISIL 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.
June 24, 2016
U.S., UK to Maintain Close Ties; Counter-ISIL Efforts Continue
Defense Secretary Ash Carter told his British counterpart that the two nations will always enjoy close defense ties, while the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant continues to feel pressure in Syria and Iraq, the Pentagon press secretary said.
Welsh Thanks Airmen for Honor of Leading Them
Pride in service, pride in people and pride in family took center stage at Joint Base Andrews, Md., as Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III retired after more than 40 years of military service.
Carter Calls UK Counterpart Following Brexit Vote
Following the historic decision by voters in the United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Union, Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke by telephone with his U.K. counterpart.
DoD Holds Trilateral Discussion on North Korean Missile Launch
U.S., Japanese and South Korean defense officials held a videoconference to discuss the recent North Korean missile launches, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a statement.
Carter Says Welsh Will be Remembered for Dedication to Airmen
Retiring Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III always remembered that people are what make the U.S. Air Force the best in the world, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said at a change-of-command and retirement ceremony.
Face of Defense: Soldier Earns Spot on Olympic Air Rifle Team
CAMP PERRY, Ohio —
Army Spc. Dan Lowe, a member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, is joining his teammates at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this August after he qualified at the Olympic air rifle trials held at Camp Perry, Ohio.
Watch Live at 2 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.
June 23, 2016
OIR General: Coalition Pressure Causing ISIL’s ‘Caliphate’ to Unravel
The increased pressure that coalition and local forces are putting on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s fighters is causing the terrorist group’s “caliphate” to unravel and crumble, a senior Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve official said.