Iraqi Security Forces Defeat ISIL Attacks

Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve Public AffairsSOUTHWEST ASIA, March 26, 2015 – Iraqi security forces defeated four separate attacks by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant across Iraq March 24, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials said. The successful … [Read more...]

Carter Calls for ‘Full-Court Press’ on Security Challenges

By Jim GaramoneDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, March 26, 2015 – Defense Secretary Ash Carter called for a “full-court press” within government to tackle the pressing national security issues of the day. Carter spoke today at the State Department’s Global Chiefs of Mission Conference. He is … [Read more...]

Army Leaders Urge Congressional Relief From Sequester

By Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.DoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, March 26, 2015 – The Army’s senior leaders today urged Congress to support President Barack Obama’s $126.5 billion budget request to preserve modest gains from the past year. Army Secretary John M. McHugh and Army … [Read more...]

Africom Commander: Africa Home to Threat, Opportunity

By Claudette RouloDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, March 26, 2015 – The U.S. Africa Command area of responsibility is home to growing threats and opportunities, Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez, Africom’s commander, said today. “In the past year, we achieved progress in several areas through … [Read more...]

Special Report: The Battle for Iwo Jima – 70th Anniversary

DoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, March 26, 2015 – Seventy years after the Battle for Iwo Jima, the Defense Department remembers the courage and sacrifice of the service members who fought on the Pacific island, and those who gave their lives there. Learn more in the Defense.gov Special … [Read more...]

Officials: Space no Longer a Sanctuary; Sequester a Threat

By Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.DoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, March 26, 2015 – The space domain is no longer the relative sanctuary it once was, and growing adversarial threats intend to deny the U.S. national security and economic benefits derived from space access, Defense … [Read more...]

Central Command Region Remains Volatile, Commander Says

By Claudette RouloDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, March 26, 2015 – U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility is more volatile and chaotic than ever, Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, Centcom commander, told Congress today. Speaking to the Senate Armed Services Committee, Austin said the … [Read more...]

Army Official Credits Chance, Acceptance for Professional Success

By Amaani LyleDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, March 26, 2015 – Fragrances of Hawaii’s yellow hibiscuses, pink cottage roses and kukui blossoms as diverse as the island’s people perhaps foretold a young woman’s journey to the mainland, where she’d find education, professional opportunities … [Read more...]

Socom Commander: Success Depends on Total Force Readiness

By Claudette RouloDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, March 26, 2015 – The commander of U.S. Special Operations Command told Congress today that he is “profoundly concerned” about sequestration’s impact on the military as a whole. Speaking to the Senate Armed Services Committee, Army Gen. Joseph … [Read more...]

Military Leaders Report Concerns on Long-term Readiness

By Jim GaramoneDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, March 26, 2015 – The U.S. military is consuming readiness as fast as it can generate it, and this leaves America vulnerable, uniformed leaders told the House Armed Services Readiness subcommittee today. Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, the Army vice chief … [Read more...]