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  • newCounter-ISIL Strikes Continue in Syria, Iraq
    U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
    - 3 hours ago, 30 May 16, 5:09pm -
  • newMilitary Strikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq
    U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
    - 23 hours ago, 29 May 16, 9:00pm -
  • Inherent Resolve Strikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq
    U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
    - 2 days ago, 28 May 16, 6:26pm -
  • Pentagon Embraces Survivors at TAPS Event
    Defense Secretary Ash Carter threw open the doors of the Pentagon to more than 350 members of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, commonly known as TAPS.
    - 2 days ago, 28 May 16, 6:00pm -
  • Carter to Travel to Singapore for Asia Security Summit
    Defense Secretary Ash Carter will travel to Singapore to lead the U.S. delegation and deliver a keynote address at the 15th Asia Security Summit at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue.
    - 3 days ago, 27 May 16, 10:11pm -
  • Fallujah’s Liberation From ISIL Control Progressing, Official Says
    Iraqi security forces operations backed by the U.S.-led coalition are progressing toward liberating the key Iraqi city of Fallujah from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant control and killed the city’s ISIL commander, Army Col. Steve Warren said.
    - 3 days ago, 27 May 16, 9:31pm -
  • Naval Academy Graduates to Face Evolving Global Challenges, Carter Says
    The 2016 graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy are facing a world of complex, evolving challenges where their leadership and decision-making will be crucial, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.
    - 3 days ago, 27 May 16, 8:53pm -
  • Coalition Strikes Hit ISIL Terrorists in Iraq, Syria
    U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq and Syria yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
    - 3 days ago, 27 May 16, 5:21pm -
  • U.S. A-10s, Tankers Fly Syria Missions 24/7 From Incirlik
    Air Force Col. Sean McCarthy, 447th Air Expeditionary Group commander, told reporters at Incirlik Air Base in Southeastern Turkey that avoiding collateral damage is the number one concern in the strike vetting process.
    - 3 days ago, 27 May 16, 5:10pm -
  • Enlisted Leaders Meet at Pacific Land Forces Forum
    Senior enlisted advisors from various Indo-Asia-Pacific region militaries participated in the second annual senior enlisted leaders forum held in Honolulu May 24 in conjunction with the fourth annual Land Power in the Pacific Symposium, known as LANP…
    - 3 days ago, 27 May 16, 3:53pm -

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  • Israeli Ex-Generals Push 'Security First' Plan for West Bank, Gaza
    Fed up with security-sapping paralysis at home and fearful of diplomatic fallout abroad, a group of ex-generals here is pushing its own initiative to break through the deadlock blocking prospects for an eventual two-state solution for Isra     …
    - 1 day ago, 29 May 16, 5:38pm -
  • US Blocks Cluster-Bomb Sales To Saudis: Report
    The Obama administration has moved to block sales of cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen, amid reports of mounting civilian casualties there, a US media report said Saturday.       
    - 1 day ago, 29 May 16, 5:08pm -
  • Airbus Concedes Some A400M Problems Are ‘Homemade’
    Airbus chief Tom Enders conceded in a newspaper interview Sunday that some of the “massive problems” dogging the European airplane manufacturer’s new military transporter, the A400M, were of the group’s own making.       
    - 1 day ago, 29 May 16, 4:52pm -
  • Seoul: Uganda Vows To Halt Military Ties With North Korea
    Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni vowed to cut military and security ties with North Korea in line with UN sanctions imposed following Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile tests, a Seoul official said Sunday.       
    - 1 day ago, 29 May 16, 4:46pm -
  • Congress Nails Runaway Blimp's Coffin Shut
    The four congressional committees that deal with the defense budget and spending have virtually nailed the coffin shut on the Army’s legendary runaway blimp program.       
    - 2 days ago, 28 May 16, 5:30pm -
  • South Korea Picks GE To Provide Engines for Fighters
    South Korea has chosen US conglomerate General Electric (GE) over a European competitor as the preferred bidder to supply engines for a multibillion-dollar fighter jet project, government officials said.       
    - 4 days ago, 27 May 16, 12:26am -
  • US Navy Faces $848 Million Ops & Maintenance Shortfall

    - 4 days ago, 27 May 16, 12:19am -
  • Senate Appropriations Committee OKs DoD Spending Bill
    A proposed 2017 Pentagon budget easily vaulted another congressional hurdle on Thursday as the Senate Appropriations Committee voted 30-0 to send its defense spending bill to the full Senate.       
    - 4 days ago, 26 May 16, 10:02pm -
  • NATO Members Face Hard Budget Choices, Official Says
    A top NATO official has conceded that the alliance would have to settle for "less of the pie" in the future due to conflicting spending priorities for its members.       
    - 4 days ago, 26 May 16, 7:16pm -
  • Danish Committee Scrutinizes F-35 Plan Costs
    The Danish parliament's Committee of Defense has raised fresh concerns over the government’s selection of the F-35A Lightning II as the Air Force’s next-generation fighter.       
    - 4 days ago, 26 May 16, 7:13pm -

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  • newRisky routes: Energy transit in the Middle East
    Event InformationMay 30, 20166:00 PM - 7:30 PM ASTFour Seasons Hotel, Doha, QatarSecurity of energy exports and energy transit from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, given its paramount importance to the global economy, has…
    - 6 hours ago, 30 May 16, 2:00pm -
  • Will ISIS and al-Qaida always be rivals?
    Editors’ Note: Understanding the importance, extent, and duration of the rivalry between the Islamic State and al-Qaida is vital for combating terrorism in the future, writes Dan Byman. This post originally appeared on Slate.More than 80, and po…
    - 3 days ago, 27 May 16, 1:00pm -
  • Long-range stand-off does not make sense, nor do its proposed numbers
    The U.S. military will carry out a major modernization of its strategic nuclear forces in the 2020s.It will cover all three legs of the strategic triad.Much of the planned program makes sense. The long-range standoff (LRSO) — a new nuclear-arme…
    - 4 days ago, 26 May 16, 3:50pm -
  • Blood and faith in Afghanistan: A June 2016 update
    Vanda Felbab-Brown writes that after more than a decade of struggles against al-Qaida and the Taliban, U.S. President Barack Obama hoped to extricate the United States from participating militarily in Afghanistan’s counterinsurgency. But as the e…
    - 5 days ago, 26 May 16, 4:00am -
  • What might the drone strike against Mullah Mansour mean for the counterinsurgency endgame?
    An American drone strike that killed leader of the Afghan Taliban Mullah Akhtar Mohammed Mansour may seem like a fillip for the United States’ ally, the embattled government of Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani. But as Vanda Felbab-Brown wri…
    - 5 days ago, 25 May 16, 7:45pm -
  • The U.S.-Saudi Arabia counterterrorism relationship
    Editor's Note: Daniel Byman testifies before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs' Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade on the U.S.-Saudi Arabia counterterrorism relationship. Read his full testimony below or watch coverage of…
    - 6 days ago, 24 May 16, 6:00pm -
  • The citizen-soldier: Moral risk and the modern military
            
    - 7 days ago, 24 May 16, 4:00am -
  • Putin battles for the Russian homefront in Syria
    There are lots of ways for Syria to go wrong for Russia. Analysts have tended to focus on Moscow’s military shortcomings in that theater, wondering if Syria will become Russia’s Vietnam. They’ve also pointed to Russia’s deep economic troubl…
    - 7 days ago, 23 May 16, 7:55pm -
  • Don’t hold back on fighting the Taliban
    Should the United States and NATO consider deploying their current airpower in Afghanistan more assertively? In a May 21 Wall Street Journal op-ed, that’s what retired general and former Afghanistan commander David Petraeus and I contend. Under c…
    - 7 days ago, 23 May 16, 5:25pm -
  • Rodrigo Duterte, China, and the United States (with addendum)
    Editors’ Note: One week after this post was originally published, President Benigno Aquino of the Philippines said that the United States must take action in the South China Sea if China takes steps towards reclaiming the Scarborough Shoal. Micha…
    - 7 days ago, 23 May 16, 2:50pm -

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