Department of Defense News

U.S., UK to Maintain Close Ties; Counter-ISIL Efforts Continue

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 22:00:00 GMT

Defense Secretary Ash Carter told his British counterpart that the two nations will always enjoy close defense ties, while the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant continues to feel pressure in Syria and Iraq, the Pentagon press secretary said.

Welsh Thanks Airmen for Honor of Leading Them

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 21:18:00 GMT

Pride in service, pride in people and pride in family took center stage at Joint Base Andrews, Md., as Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III retired after more than 40 years of military service.

Carter Calls UK Counterpart Following Brexit Vote

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 20:25:00 GMT

Following the historic decision by voters in the United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Union, Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke by telephone with his U.K. counterpart.

DoD Holds Trilateral Discussion on North Korean Missile Launch

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:48:00 GMT

U.S., Japanese and South Korean defense officials held a videoconference to discuss the recent North Korean missile launches, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a statement.

Carter Says Welsh Will be Remembered for Dedication to Airmen

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:58:00 GMT

Retiring Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III always remembered that people are what make the U.S. Air Force the best in the world, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said at a change-of-command and retirement ceremony.

Face of Defense: Soldier Earns Spot on Olympic Air Rifle Team

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:33:00 GMT

Army Spc. Dan Lowe, a member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, is joining his teammates at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this August after he qualified at the Olympic air rifle trials held at Camp Perry, Ohio.

Watch Live at 2 p.m. EDT: Pentagon Press Secretary to Brief Reporters

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:07:38 GMT

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

Coalition Strikes Target ISIL in Iraq, Syria

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:34:00 GMT

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

OIR General: Coalition Pressure Causing ISIL’s ‘Caliphate’ to Unravel

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:47:00 GMT

The increased pressure that coalition and local forces are putting on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s fighters is causing the terrorist group’s “caliphate” to unravel and crumble, a senior Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve official said.

Carter Visits Research Center, ROTC Cadets During Trip

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 16:28:00 GMT

The American military needs quality personnel and the agility to ensure they are equipped better than any enemy, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said during a visit to the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division in Crane, Indiana.