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Sept. 19, 2014

Hagel Welcomes Congressional Action on Aid to Syrian Opposition

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel expressed his gratitude to Congress for its “swift action” to give the Defense Department the authority to begin training and equipping the moderate Syrian opposition.

Sept. 19, 2014

Military Response Begins as Troops, Equipment Reach Liberia

The increased U.S. assistance President Barack Obama announced this week has begun to arrive in Liberia, one of the West African countries hardest-hit by the deadly Ebola virus disease outbreak.

Sept. 19, 2014

DoD Plans No Review, Investigation of DoD-NFL Relationship

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has not ordered review or investigation of the Defense Department’s relationship with the National Football League, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.

Sept. 19, 2014

Taking Down ISIL Requires Cooperative Effort, Army Chief Says

Moderate fighters in Syria, Iraqi security forces, the Kurdish Peshmerga, and allies and partners of the United States all have a vested interest in defeating ISIL, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said.

Sept. 19, 2014

Navy Joins Energy, Agriculture Departments in Biofuel Effort

The Departments of Navy, Energy, and Agriculture announced that three companies will commission biorefineries to produce biofuels for the military and the private sector.

Sept. 19, 2014

Navy Surgeon General Discusses Signature Wounds of War

Of the signature wounds of the past 13 years of war, limb amputations affect service members most directly, while psychological health issues can have different challenges.

Sept. 19, 2014

New U.N. Ebola Mission Will Depend on International Support

In an emergency session convened by the United States, 131 members of the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution declaring the Ebola outbreak spreading now in Africa a threat to international peace and security.

Sept. 19, 2014

Official Discusses Prevention of Root Causes of Armed Conflict

The Defense Department is using its resources and stated defense strategy to examine methods of employing technology to prevent the root causes of future armed conflict, a senior DoD official said during the PeaceTech Summit at the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Sept. 19, 2014

Fighter Jets Target ISIL Boat, Ground Unit

U.S. fighter aircraft conducted more airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant targets in Iraq.

Sept. 19, 2014

Official Notes Value of Triumph for Troops in Recovery

The Defense Department’s goal for its injured, recovering and ill service members is to help them triumph, the special assistant to the deputy assistant secretary of defense for warrior care policy said at the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Resilience summit.

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