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America, Germany United Against Threats, Mattis Says Germany is a vital security provider, a force for European and global prosperity and an enduring ally to the United States, and the two nations remain united against shared threats, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said while meeting with his German counterpart at the Pentagon. Video | Statement | Transcript | Flickr Album | Special Report

DoD Health Leaders Discuss Defeating Opioid Abuse in Military The Defense Department is committed to help combat the opioid epidemic and ensure patients get the best medical care DoD can provide, the director of the Defense Health Agency told lawmakers at a hearing in Washington. Video | Special Report

Members of the Kabul Security Force raise a flag and host Iftar Dinner at the New Kabul Compound in Kabul, Afghanistan, June 11, 2018, to celebrate the compound’s Afghan shop owners and interpreters in breaking their fast before Ramadan comes to an end. The event allowed coalition and Afghan partners to further their friendship and share cultural experiences. NATO photo by Capt. Leanna Litsch
Afghanistan May Be on Edge of Opportunity for Peace The ceasefire during Eid al-Fitr and the burgeoning peace movement in Afghanistan lead NATO officials in the country to believe the country is on the brink of an opportunity for peace, the deputy commander for the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan said. Story | Full Event | Transcript

U.S. soldiers and Iraqi Security Force fire a howitzer at known Islamic State of Iraq and Syria locations near the Iraqi-Syrian border, June 5, 2018. The soldiers are assigned to the 3rd Cavalry Regiment. Army photo by Spc. Anthony Zendejas IV
Coalition Kills ISIS Leader, Continues Progress in Iraq, Syria A coalition strike in Syria killed an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria leader, further dismantling the group's access to reliable funding, and Iraqi forces captured suspected terrorists and seized a weapons and explosives cache in northern Iraq, an Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said. Story | Full Event | Transcript | Related Story | Special Report

Army Lt. Gen. Austin S. Miller testifies at his nomination hearing to be
general and commander, Resolute Support Mission and commander, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, June 19, 2018.
Afghanistan Effort Still Needed to Prevent Homeland Attacks, General Says The Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan is necessary to protect Americans from terror attacks on the homeland, Army Lt. Gen. Austin S. Miller, the nominee to be the mission’s next commander, said during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing. Story | Full Event

Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks during the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition’s 2018 State Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C., June 18, 2018. DoD photo by Army Sgt. James K. McCann
Vice Chairman Discusses Building DoD Partnership With Humanitarian Agencies The Defense Department is a resource unlike any other in the world for aiding civilian agencies as they confront natural or man-made disasters, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said during a panel discussion on crisis response. Story | Full Event | Flickr Album

Transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses attend a job fair during the Transition Summit at Dover Air Force Base, Del., March 16, 2017. The fair included more than 125 employers and service organizations. Air Force photo by Mauricio Campino
Department Partners With LinkedIn, Offers Military Spouses Free Membership Military spouses soon will have access to a free LinkedIn premium membership, valid for one year, every time they have a permanent-change-of-station move. Story | Special Report
Iraqi Forces Make Strong Start in Offensive to Liberate Tal Afar Video | Special Report

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad, Aug. 22, 2017. DoD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr
U.S., Coalition 'Steadfast' With Iraq for ISIS Defeat, Secretary Says Story | Full Event Video | Transcript | Flickr | Special Report | Travels

An Air Force E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Aug. 3, 2017. The JSTARS is an airborne battle management, command and control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platform, with a primary mission to provide theater ground and air commanders with ground surveillance to support attack operations and targeting that contributes to the delay, disruption and destruction of enemy forces. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles
Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq Story | Special Report

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis walks with Prince Faisal of Jordan to a bilateral meeting in Amman, Jordan, Aug. 21, 2017. DoD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr
Mattis, Jordanian Leaders Discuss ISIS Fight, Security Story | Flickr Album | Transcript | Special Report | Travels

President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks about a new strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Aug. 21, 2017. DoD photo by Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith
President Unveils New Afghanistan, South Asia Strategy During Address Story | Full Event Video | Speech | Secretary's Statement | Flickr Album
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis talks with Iraqi Defense Minister Arfan al-Hayali during a visit to Baghdad, Aug. 22, 2017. DoD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr
Mattis Praises Defeat-ISIS Efforts in Meetings With Iraqi Leaders Story | Flickr Album | Special Report | Travels

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