Department of Defense News

Centcom Assessing If Airstrike in Syria Accidently Claimed Civilian Lives

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 21:13:00 GMT

Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said an assessment is still in its early phase and that no conclusions have been made on unintentional civilian deaths near Manbij, Syria.

Allegation of DoD Official’s Support in Attempted Turkey Coup Untrue, Spokesman Says

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 20:52:00 GMT

Turkey is a key United States ally and any suggestion of a Defense Department official supporting a recent military coup there is unfounded, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said.

Navy Experimental Dive Unit Testing Pools, Chambers Put Humans, Gear to the Test

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 20:28:00 GMT

Several hours into a six or seven hour experiment, a Navy test subject clad in a prototype dive suit floats near the bottom as he communicates with a topside team of engineers, physiologists and technicians.

Force of The Future Requires Commitment By All, Carter Says

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:23:00 GMT

Defense Secretary Ash Carter told sailors at Naval Station Great Lakes, Ill., that modernizing the U.S. military and keeping it strong requires commitment from all service members.

Scaparrotti Discusses Russian, North Korean Threats at Aspen Forum

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:13:00 GMT

Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, commander of U.S. European Command, discussed his experiences as commander of U.S. Forces in Korea and security topics at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado.

Undefeated USA Women’s Basketball Team Beats China, 73-56

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:03:00 GMT

The Team USA women forced 25 turnovers en route to a 73-56 win over China on the third day of action in the International Military Sports Council Women's Basketball Championship.

Face of Defense: Soldier Returns to Joint Readiness Training Center After 6 Years

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:36:00 GMT

For a New York Army National Guard soldier, his second three-week deployment to the Joint Readiness Training Center was separated by almost six years and many degrees Fahrenheit.

Counter-ISIL Strikes Continue in Syria, Iraq

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:23:00 GMT

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Watch Live at 1:30 p.m. EDT: Pentagon Press Secretary to Brief Reporters

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:23:53 GMT

Press Secretary Peter Cook is scheduled to conduct a news conference at the Pentagon. Check back to watch it live here:

Putin Pushing Russia’s Foreign Policy Boundaries, DoD Official Says

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 22:47:00 GMT

Russian President Vladimir Putin is pushing the boundaries for what his country’s foreign policy is going to be about for the next decade, the acting assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs said at the Aspen Security Forum.