Archive: October, 2017

Oct. 31, 2017

U.S.-led Coalition’s Support to Continue After Raqqa’s Liberation, Official Says

Despite its defeat in Raqqa, Syria, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria still exists, and the U.S.-led coalition will not back off from supporting the Syrian Democratic Forces, an Operation Inherent Resolve task force commander said.

Oct. 31, 2017

On guard against cyber threats

Cybersecurity is a combination of processes, practices, and technologies devised to protect our data, information systems, and networks from unauthorized access, misuse, and malicious cyberattacks.

Oct. 30, 2017

Mattis: Military Force Authorizations Remain Sound

The 2001 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force remain sound bases for ongoing U.S. military operations against the mutating threat of terrorism aimed at innocents around the globe, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said.

Oct. 27, 2017

ANDSF working to destroy Taliban in Nad’Ali; bringing security to local populace

Afghan National Defense and Security Forces are working in conjunction to destroy Taliban insurgents in the Nad’Ali district during Operation Maiwand Seven.

Oct. 27, 2017

Cripwell assumes responsibility as deputy commander; Castellano bids farewell

KABUL, Afghanistan — Lieutenant General Richard Cripwell assumed responsibility as the deputy commander of Resolute Support during a change of responsibility ceremony here today.

Oct. 26, 2017

US, UK Complete Mine Identification and Exploitation Exercise 2017

ARABIAN GULF -- The exercise allowed for U.S. and U.K. forces to share knowledge of mine countermeasures (MCM) capabilities in searching, identifying and neutralizing mines that could threaten the freedom of navigation and free flow of commerce. “This exercise provides a unique opportunity for both navies to exchange knowledge and expertise on expeditionary mine countermeasures capabilities,” said Lt. Travis Miller, officer in charge of post mission analysis for Task Group 56.1. “Militaries must work together when a crisis emerges, it is important for partner nations to build strong relationships.”

Oct. 25, 2017

Dunford: Chiefs of Defense Counter-ISIS Meeting ‘Historic’

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford said the meeting of more than 70 chiefs of defense at the Counter-Violent Extremist Organization Conference was a historic occasion.

Oct. 24, 2017

Dunford: Battle Against Violent Extremism at Inflection Point

The conflict against extremist organizations is at an inflection point, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said, while hosting defense chiefs from 73 coalition nations to discuss the ongoing conflict against violent extremism worldwide at Fort Belvoir, Va.

Oct. 24, 2017

U.S.-UAE bilateral amphibious engagement kicks off

U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Oct. 19, 2017) – Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51, 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade (TF 51/5), announced the commencement of Iron Magic, a two-week, bilateral amphibious engagement involving USS Pearl Harbor, the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and United Arab Emirates’ Armed Forces Oct. 15-Nov. 2, 2017. Iron Magic enables regional partners to coordinate amphibious landing, infantry training, Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT), mechanized assault and maneuver, life fire, helicopter assault and internal security training events off the coast of the UAE.

Oct. 17, 2017

OIR Spokesman: ISIS Faces Devastating Defeat on 3rd Anniversary of Operations

On the third anniversary of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve's establishment, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is on the verge of a devastating defeat in Raqqa, Syria, a task force spokesman said.