Archive: 2015

July 28, 2015

Coalition advisers help Afghans assess potential future uses of facilities

As the number of international forces who are here as part of the NATO mission draws down, so does the need for bases and facilities.

July 27, 2015

Iraq progresses in taking back Ramadi, CENTCOM spokesman says

Iraqi security forces are making progress on multiple axes in their battle to retake the city of Ramadi from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant control, a U.S. Central Command spokesman said Friday.

July 27, 2015

Coalition air campaign continues with destruction of ISIL explosives facility in Iraq

Coalition airstrikes conducted here Saturday destroyed a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device, or VBIED, facility run by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists, according to a statement from Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve.

July 23, 2015

Carter reaffirms bilateral relationship with Jordanian leaders, meets with top Saudi officials

Defense Secretary Ash Carter met in Jordan and Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.

July 23, 2015

Carter, Saudi Leaders Discuss Security, New Challenges

Defense Secretary Ash Carter had “exceptionally substantive” meetings with Saudi Arabia’s king and defense minister on regional security issues and new challenges, he said yesterday in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia.

July 22, 2015

Death of terrorist leader will disrupt al-Qaida operations against US, allies, DoD spokesman says

Muhsin al-Fadhli, a longtime al-Qaida operative, was killed "in a kinetic strike" July 8 while traveling in a vehicle near Sarmada, Syria.

July 21, 2015

Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron celebrates 50 years of aviation

Since the introduction of helicopter squadrons in military operations, Marines have been able to go farther and faster to protect America’s interests.