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May 5, 2016

Carter: Counter-ISIL defense ministers recognize all must do more

Defense ministers who represent core countries contributing to the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant all agreed that they will continue to do more to accelerate ISIL's lasting defeat, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday in Stuttgart, Germany, after the group’s second meeting.

May 3, 2016

USS Truman extends Gulf presence by 30 days

While the 30-day extension of the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier strike group’s presence in the Arabian Gulf is critical to the campaign to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, it also provides a broader maritime security in what also is known as the Persian Gulf, the chief of naval operations said today.

May 2, 2016

Kabul event brings together EODs from throughout Afghanistan

Explosive ordnance disposal technicians from the Afghan National Army, Afghan National Police and National Directorate of Security convened for a five-day meeting to exchange ideas and discuss best practices for combating explosives throughout Afghanistan.