Archive: 2015

July 9, 2015

Saudi defense minister visits US Navy ship in CENTCOM region

The Saudi defense minister flew aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Tuesday to observe carrier operations at sea.

July 9, 2015

US, UAE launch online messaging, engagement center to counter ISIL

Days after President Obama met at the Pentagon with his national security team to discuss the campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the U.S. and United Arab Emirates launched a multinational online messaging and engagement program here that will support efforts against ISIL.

July 8, 2015

Unit marks 5,000 continuous days of supporting operations in Middle East

On June 27, the 17th Special Tactics Squadron marked 5,000 days of unremitting war.

July 8, 2015

General: Risk will be part of any strategy against ISIL

In the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, there are risks in exercising patience or in taking action, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate Armed Services Committee, and it is his job to assess those risks and provide the best military advice to U.S. civilian leaders.

July 8, 2015

Defense secretary: DoD, global coalition seek ISIL’s lasting defeat

The Defense Department and a global coalition share the intent to deal the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant a lasting defeat, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday.

July 7, 2015

French, US defense leaders discuss anti-ISIL campaign, say defense cooperation never stronger

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian met at the Pentagon Monday to discuss shared concerns, ongoing operations and opportunities to strengthen defense cooperation.

July 7, 2015

Obama discusses anti-ISIL strategy with national security team at Pentagon

President Barack Obama discussed the strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant with civilian and military leaders of his national security team at the Pentagon Monday.

July 7, 2015

Chairman describes ISIL strategy, 'uncertain' global security

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told lawmakers today that embedding joint tactical air controllers with Iraqi forces would not be the silver bullet in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

July 7, 2015

NATO unit helping foster Afghan, Pakistani security relationship

Mature, bilateral relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan could be a key marker for a prosperous Afghanistan.

July 6, 2015

455th Air Expeditionary Wing welcomes new commander

Brig. Gen. Dave Julazadeh took command of the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing during a change of command ceremony here July 1, 2015.