Dec. 13, 2015
Coalition Conducts 22 Strikes Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
Dec. 11, 2015
Face of Defense: F-16 Pilot Achieves Flying Hour Milestones
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan —
Afghanistan-deployed Air Force Col. Henry Rogers surpassed 3,000 flying hours while piloting the F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft and then eclipsed 1,000 combat hours in the venerable jet.
Dec. 10, 2015
Gains Made Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq, Coalition Spokesman Says
Forces fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant continue to make progress, including with the killing of three ISIL leaders, the Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said.
Dec. 9, 2015
Carter Says ISIL Must Be Defeated in its ‘Parent Tumor’
Defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant globally and at home requires leveraging the militant organization in its “parent tumor” of Syria and Iraq, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told a Senate panel.
Dec. 8, 2015
Troop Level Decision Continues to Resonate, Campbell Says
BAGRAM AIRFIELD —
President Barack Obama’s decision to keep 9,800 American forces in Afghanistan into 2016 has resonated through the region, the commander of NATO’s Resolute Support Mission told reporters on Bagram Airfield.
Military Strikes Target ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq
Dec. 7, 2015
DoD Confirms U.S. Strikes Killed Senior Terrorist Operatives
Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook confirmed the deaths of senior terrorist leaders in Libya and Somalia from recent U.S. airstrikes.
U.S. Asking Nations for Specific Capabilities to Fight ISIL, Chairman Says
NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY BAHRAIN —
Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discussed the campaign against ISIL and efforts to enhance the coalition dedicated to defeating the terror group.
Obama: Terrorism Threat is Real But We Will Overcome It
The terrorist threat has evolved into a phase that includes mass shootings, but the nation and its partners will prevail, President Barack Obama said.
Military Strikes Hit ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq