July 31, 2016
Iraqi Leaders Showing Confidence, Optimism in ISIL Fight, Dunford Says
ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT —
The biggest change in Iraq is the sense of confidence and optimism that leaders have “that absolutely didn’t exist last fall,” Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford said after a full day of meeting with Iraqi, U.S. and other coalition leaders.
Officials Provide Details of Latest Counter-ISIL Strikes 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.
Calm Before Storm as Counter-ISIL Coalition Plans Mosul Offensive
Right now there is a tactical pause in Iraq, but not an operational pause, Operation Inherent Resolve officials said on background. The coalition is continuing its efforts to train and refit Iraqi forces in advance of a planned offensive in Mosul, Iraq.
July 30, 2016
Dunford Arrives in Baghdad for Counter-ISIL Talks
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford is in Iraq for talks with Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve leaders on the status of the counter-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant campaign.
Military Strikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq
July 29, 2016
Centcom Assessing If Airstrike in Syria Accidently Claimed Civilian Lives
Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said an assessment is still in its early phase and that no conclusions have been made on unintentional civilian deaths near Manbij, Syria.
Allegation of DoD Official’s Support in Attempted Turkey Coup Untrue, Spokesman Says
Turkey is a key United States ally and any suggestion of a Defense Department official supporting a recent military coup there is unfounded, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said.
Navy Experimental Dive Unit Testing Pools, Chambers Put Humans, Gear to the Test
PANAMA CITY, Fla. —
Several hours into a six or seven hour experiment, a Navy test subject clad in a prototype dive suit floats near the bottom as he communicates with a topside team of engineers, physiologists and technicians.
Force of The Future Requires Commitment By All, Carter Says
Defense Secretary Ash Carter told sailors at Naval Station Great Lakes, Ill., that modernizing the U.S. military and keeping it strong requires commitment from all service members.
Scaparrotti Discusses Russian, North Korean Threats at Aspen Forum
Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, commander of U.S. European Command, discussed his experiences as commander of U.S. Forces in Korea and security topics at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado.