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Aug. 15, 2014

Hagel Speaks With Russian Defense Minister

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has spoken with Russia's defense minister to seek clarification regarding a Russian humanitarian convoy headed for Ukraine.

Aug. 15, 2014

Dempsey Building Trust in Vietnam Visit

Building trust and confidence is the theme for the first visit by a chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to Vietnam since 1971.

Aug. 15, 2014

Face of Defense: Unusual Sport Takes Airman to France

Air Force Staff Sgt. Jonathan MacPherson recently qualified to compete in this month's World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships.

Aug. 14, 2014

Face of Defense: Reserve Soldier Trains With Danish Home Guard

Through the Military Reserve Exchange Program, a computer operations officer with U.S. Strategic Command’s Army Reserve Element trained with the Danish Home Guard in Denmark.

Aug. 14, 2014

Obama Praises Success of Humanitarian Operations in Iraq

President Barack Obama announced a cessation in U.S. airdrops to Iraqi civilians on Mount Sinjar but said airstrikes will continue to protect Americans in the country.

Aug. 14, 2014

Fusion Team Addresses Personal Vehicle Shipping Issues

Experts from U.S. Transportation Command and Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command are evaluating issues affecting the U.S. military's privately owned vehicle shipping program.

Aug. 14, 2014

Asia-Pacific Rebalance Remains Central to Strategy, Spokesman Says

Despite recent events in the Middle East, the Defense Department remains dedicated to the U.S. rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region.

Aug. 14, 2014

DoD Spokesman: Iraq Situation Still Dangerous, Efforts Continue

While the threat of mass violence on Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq has passed, the United States continues efforts to assist Iraqis caught up in violence by Sunni terrorists.

Aug. 14, 2014

Israeli Defense Minister Updates Hagel on Cease-fire

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel received an update by phone from Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon on the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.

Aug. 14, 2014

Assessment Makes Mount Sinjar Evacuation Less Likely

A U.S. assessment team's findings make an evacuation mission for Yazidis who have sought refuge from ISIL on northern Iraq’s Mount Sinjar “far less likely,” the Pentagon press secretary said.

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