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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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