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

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

WASHINGTON (May 4, 2016) — 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…

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USS Truman extends Gulf presence by 30 days

USS Truman extends Gulf presence by 30 days

WASHINGTON (May 2, 2016) — 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…

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Kabul event brings together EODs from throughout Afghanistan

Kabul event brings together EODs from throughout Afghanistan

KABUL, 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…

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Carter details U.S. strategy to accelerate ISIL’s defeat

Carter details U.S. strategy to accelerate ISIL’s defeat

WASHINGTON (April 28, 2016) — Moves made last year in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have proved effective and U.S. officials have capitalized on that success to…

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Additional troops, new technology enhance counter-ISIL battle

Additional troops, new technology enhance counter-ISIL battle

WASHINGTON (April 26, 2016) — The latest in military technology and the addition of up to 450 more U.S. troops announced yesterday will enhance the U.S.-led coalition’s efforts to enable ground forces in the…

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Dunford observes Iraqi armor exercises

Dunford observes Iraqi armor exercises

BESMAYA RANGE, Iraq (April 21, 2016) — Under a broiling sun, Iraqis of the 9th Armored Division await their turn to drop into the turrets of their T-72 training tanks and fire the…

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Iraqi forces liberate Hit; B-52s fly first missions over Iraq

Iraqi forces liberate Hit; B-52s fly first missions over Iraq

WASHINGTON (April 20, 2016) — Iraqi forces regained control of the key city of Hit, while a "tough fight" remains in the Tigris River Valley, the spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve said Wednesday.

"Last…

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Carter, Saudi deputy crown prince reaffirm security partnership

Carter, Saudi deputy crown prince reaffirm security partnership

WASHINGTON (April 19, 2016) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter met today with Saudi Arabia's defense minister, Deputy Crown Prince ‎Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where the two leaders affirmed the longtime…

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