May 21, 2015
Chairman: Iraqi forces 'drove out of Ramadi,' not 'driven from' city
From the start of the campaign against ISIL, the United States has been clear that support is conditional on Iraq's government accomplishing the goals.
CENTCOM spokesman 'confident’ Iraqi forces will recover Ramadi
The loss of Ramadi is a setback, but U.S. Central Command officials are confident Iraqi security forces will take back the city.
May 20, 2015
For first time, bomber aircraft integrated into Exercise Eager Lion
Two B-52 Stratofortress bombers assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing in Barksdale Air Force Base, La., returned from a 14,000 mile nonstop mission to the U.S. Central Command area of operations.
Participants say coalition teamwork makes for successful exercise, key to future operations
As Eager Lion came to a close Tuesday, several senior participants said the exercise was a success.
May 19, 2015
Exercise Eager Lion 2015: a demonstration of Navy-Marine Corps integration
U.S. Navy and Marine Corps used this year’s Eager Lion exercise to experiment with a new evolution of sea-to-land command.
Pentagon: Iraqi, coalition forces will retake Ramadi
Iraqi security forces and coalition partners will retake the Iraqi city of Ramadi, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters.
Recent Syria operation highly successful, Pentagon spokesman says
U.S. Special Operations Forces raid that killed a senior leader of the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Syria Friday was a highly successful operation.
May 18, 2015
US, Jordanian servicemembers express solidarity through Exercise Eager Lion
Jordanian and U.S. forces are training shoulder-to-shoulder.
Special operations troops conduct raid in Syria
Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced in a statement Saturday that U.S. special operations forces Friday conducted an operation in Syria.
Strategy to defeat ISIL is working, CJTF-OIR says
The coalition and Iraqi security forces strategy to defeat and dismantle the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant extremist group is clear and on track.