U.S. soldiers and Iraqi Security Force fire a howitzer at known Islamic State of Iraq and Syria locations near the Iraqi-Syrian border during Operation Roundup, June 5, 2018. The soldiers are assigned to the 3rd Cavalry Regiment. Army photo by Spc. Anthony Zendejas IV
Operation Roundup Hits ISIS Remnants in Iraq, Syria Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners have increased offensive activity against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets in the Middle Euphrates River Valley throughout the months of May and June. Story | Related Story | Special Report

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy graduates celebrate at the end of their graduation ceremony in Kings Point, New York, June 16, 2018. Defense Secretary James N. Mattis delivered the commencement address, reminding the incoming Merchant Marine officers to always remember the lessons learned at the academy, especially when facing obstacles in the often dangerous and challenging maritime industry. U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni photo
Mattis Salutes U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Graduates The United States needs its Merchant Marine officers to employ discipline, strategic thinking and strong ethics in the often challenging and dangerous maritime transport industry, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said during his commencement remarks at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Story | Mattis Remarks | Full Event | Transcript

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis addresses U.S. Naval War College class of 2018 graduates during a commencement ceremony in Newport, R.I., June 15, 2018. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jess Lewis
Grads Will Tackle Today's Security Challenges, Mattis Says Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told U.S. Naval War College graduates he is confident they'll carry forward the legacy of the school's founding officers as they harness their intellect to tackle the security challenges of today. Story | Mattis Remarks | Transcript

DoD Focus on the Indo-Pacific
Mattis Discusses Historic Summit With South Korean, Japanese Counterparts Defense Secretary James N. Mattis reaffirmed U.S. commitment to peace in the Indo-Pacific during phone calls with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts following the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald J. Trump. Story | Special Report

Stratcom Commander Calls for Increased Research to Defend Space Domain Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten discussed America's history of innovation in space and why the U.S. must maintain its competitive edge in that vital warfighting environment during a lecture in Washington. Video | Special Report

Army Sgt. Christian Ladd, a combat medic assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade, and two Afghan soldiers wait for an Mi-17 helicopter to land, May 8, 2018, during a medical evacuation exercise hosted by soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 1st Security Forces Assistance Brigade at Regional Military Training Center-Kandahar in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Neysa Canfield
Assistance Brigade Adds ‘Extensive Tactical Depth’ in Afghanistan, Commander Says As it nears the 100th day of its deployment in Afghanistan, the highly trained and specialized 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade for the NATO Resolute Support mission is seeing results, the brigade’s commander said. Story | Full Event | Transcript
Iraqi Forces Make Strong Start in Offensive to Liberate Tal Afar Video | Special Report

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad, Aug. 22, 2017. DoD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr
U.S., Coalition 'Steadfast' With Iraq for ISIS Defeat, Secretary Says Story | Full Event Video | Transcript | Flickr | Special Report | Travels

An Air Force E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Aug. 3, 2017. The JSTARS is an airborne battle management, command and control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platform, with a primary mission to provide theater ground and air commanders with ground surveillance to support attack operations and targeting that contributes to the delay, disruption and destruction of enemy forces. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles
Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq Story | Special Report

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis walks with Prince Faisal of Jordan to a bilateral meeting in Amman, Jordan, Aug. 21, 2017. DoD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr
Mattis, Jordanian Leaders Discuss ISIS Fight, Security Story | Flickr Album | Transcript | Special Report | Travels

President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks about a new strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Aug. 21, 2017. DoD photo by Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith
President Unveils New Afghanistan, South Asia Strategy During Address Story | Full Event Video | Speech | Secretary's Statement | Flickr Album
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis talks with Iraqi Defense Minister Arfan al-Hayali during a visit to Baghdad, Aug. 22, 2017. DoD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr
Mattis Praises Defeat-ISIS Efforts in Meetings With Iraqi Leaders Story | Flickr Album | Special Report | Travels

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