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Oct. 14, 2014

Hagel Thanks Canada for Expanded Contributions to ISIL Fight

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Canadian Defense Minister Rob Nicholson discussed a wide range of security issues of mutual concern during a meeting at the Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas in Arequipa, Peru, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.

Oct. 14, 2014

Hagel, Honduran Counterpart Discuss Security Issues

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met with Honduran Defense Minister Samuel Reyes Rendon in Arequipa, Peru, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.

Oct. 14, 2014

Hagel Praises Mexico’s Military in Meeting With Defense Minister

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel praised Mexico’s military during a meeting with Mexican Defense Minister Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos on the sidelines of the Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas in Arequipa, Peru, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said.

Oct. 14, 2014

Hagel, El Salvador’s Defense Minister Discuss Partnership

Regional challenges facing both militaries and the importance of a strong bilateral partnership in addressing those challenges were the focus of a meeting between Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Gen. David Munguia Payes, El Salvador's defense minister, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.

Oct. 14, 2014

Obama: Fight Against ISIL ‘Long-term Campaign’

The fight against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant will be a “long-term campaign,” President Barack Obama said at a conference hosted by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey.

Oct. 14, 2014

Face of Defense: Soldier Traces Service Ethic to Hispanic Roots

Army Sgt. 1st Class Jose Flores is proud of his Hispanic roots and always goes the extra mile to accomplish his military duties.

Oct. 14, 2014

DoD Official Endorses Army Program to Train All Components

The 1st U.S. Army’s “Bold Shift” initiative to integrate the Army’s active-duty, National Guard and Reserve is “the right thing to do” for readiness today and the future, a top Defense Department official said.

Oct. 13, 2014

Military Must Be Ready for Climate Change, Hagel Says

Climate change is a threat multiplier, and the DoD is taking steps to incorporate this issue into all planning, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.

Oct. 13, 2014

Hagel to Address ‘Threat Multiplier’ of Climate Change

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will outline the effects of climate change on the world’s security environment and will unveil the Defense Department’s plan to meet that challenge in a speech at the Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas in Arequipa, Peru.

Oct. 13, 2014

U.S., Saudi Arabia Conduct Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria

U.S. and Saudi Arabian military forces conducted eight airstrikes on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant targets in Syria, U.S. Central Command officials reported.

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