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Pentagon to Request for Additional $6B Fund
Pentagon to Request for Additional $6B Fund

The Pentagon will request for additional budget that amounts to $6 billion for the current fiscal year to fund troop expansion in Iraq, intensified air operations and a gradual reduction of troops from Afghanistan. read more...


Obama's Requested $11.6B Budget Includes Funds for Lethal Drones, Aerial Missiles
Obama's Requested $11.6B Budget Includes Funds for Lethal Drones, Aerial Missiles

Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama has requested for an additional $11.6 billion in funds that include budget for the acquisition of more lethal drones and other equipment to combat the Islamic State militant group and other terrorists. read more...


Leidos to Continue Support For Army's Counter-IED Platform Under $71M Contract
Leidos to Continue Support For Army's Counter-IED Platform Under $71M Contract

The U.S. Army has awarded Leidos a $71 million contract to continue the company's operations and sustenance support for the Saturn Arch aerial system that Army aircraft use in conducting intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance to identify and remove improvised explosive devices. read more...


Ashton Carter Calls on Congress to Approve Proposed Defense Budget Amendment
Ashton Carter Calls on Congress to Approve Proposed Defense Budget Amendment

Outgoing Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has called on Congress to approve a proposed defense budget amendment, which he said is important in promoting national security. read more...


Donald Trump Considers Retired General James Mattis as DoD Secretary
Donald Trump Considers Retired General James Mattis as DoD Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump has confirmed that he has put retired U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis under consideration for the role of defense secretary. read more...


Pakistan Wants to Work With President-Elect Trump to Combat Terrorism
Pakistan Wants to Work With President-Elect Trump to Combat Terrorism

Pakistan has expressed its intention to work with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to combat terrorism and address challenges in Afghanistan. read more...


Ashton Carter Urges Incoming Administration to Continue Fight Against Islamic State Group
Ashton Carter Urges Incoming Administration to Continue Fight Against Islamic State Group

Outgoing Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has urged the incoming administration to continue the U.S.-led campaign against the Islamic State militant group. read more...


Lockheed, Boeing Among Potential Bidders on Israel Contract for New Helicopters
Lockheed, Boeing Among Potential Bidders on Israel Contract for New Helicopters

Lockheed Martin and Boeing could bid on a multibillion-dollar contract to provide up to 25 new transport helicopters for Israel's military forces. read more...



Peter Cook: US Continues to Support Afghanistan
Peter Cook: US Continues to Support Afghanistan

Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook has affirmed that the U.S. is continuing its support to Afghanistan's armed forces in securing the region. read more...


Marine Corps' Task Force Southwest Prepares for Deployment to Afghanistan
Marine Corps' Task Force Southwest Prepares for Deployment to Afghanistan

An estimated 300 marines from the U.S. Marine Corps' Task Force Southwest are gearing up for their upcoming deployment to Helmand Province in Afghanistan. read more...




Minnesota National Guard Sends More Than 120 Soldiers to Guantanamo Camp
Minnesota National Guard Sends More Than 120 Soldiers to Guantanamo Camp

Minnesota National Guard has deployed more than 120 soldiers from the 257th Military Police Company to Guantanamo Bay in Cuba to provide care and custody of the detainees at the detention camp for nine months. read more...


300 Marines to Train Afghanistan's Troops, National Police
300 Marines to Train Afghanistan's Troops, National Police

An estimated 300 marines from the U.S. Marine Corps will provide training on marksmanship, indirect fire and small-unit tactics to Afghanistan's military troops and national police as part of the unit's deployment to Helmand, Afghanistan, this spring. read more...


Lawmakers Call for Exemption of Iraqis Supporting US Forces From Trump's Immigration Policy
Lawmakers Call for Exemption of Iraqis Supporting US Forces From Trump's Immigration Policy

A group of House legislators have called for the approval of Defense Secretary James Mattis' request to exclude Iraqis who support U.S. military troops in Iraq from President Donald Trump's immigration policy. read more...


Vectrus Systems to Support Air Force in Afghanistan
Vectrus Systems to Support Air Force in Afghanistan

Vectrus Systems will support U.S. Air Force personnel stationed at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan under a potential four-year $14 million firm-fixed-price installation services task order. read more...


Gen. David Goldfein: Air Force to Seek Proposals for New Light Attack Aircraft
Gen. David Goldfein: Air Force to Seek Proposals for New Light Attack Aircraft

U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein has said the military branch is set to seek proposals for new light attack aircraft that will support air combat operations. read more...


Air Force Seeks Funds for Fighter Jet Experiment This Spring
Air Force Seeks Funds for Fighter Jet Experiment This Spring

The U.S. Air Force has included funding for a fighter aircraft experiment in its supplemental budget request as the service branch seeks to consider options for low-end fighter aircraft. read more...


Marine Corps Task Force Southwest Completes Prep Work for Afghanistan Assignment
Marine Corps Task Force Southwest Completes Prep Work for Afghanistan Assignment

The U.S. Marine Corps' Task Force Southwest has completed a full mission rehearsal Feb. 27 to March 3 at Camp Lejeune ahead of an upcoming deployment to Helmand Province in Afghanistan, the Marines said Tuesday. read more...


US Sends 4 More A-29s to Afghanistan
US Sends 4 More A-29s to Afghanistan

The U.S. has sent four additional A-29 Super Tucano light-attack aircraft to Kabul, Afghanistan, to support close-air attack, air interdiction, escort and armed reconnaissance operations of the Afghan air force, DoD News reported Wednesday. read more...


USMC Sends 300 Marines to Train Local Army, Police in Afghanistan Against Taliban
USMC Sends 300 Marines to Train Local Army, Police in Afghanistan Against Taliban

An estimated 300 Marine Corps personnel have been deployed to Helmand Province in Afghanistan as part of Task Force Southwest led by Brig. Gen. Roger Turner to train and advise the Afghan army and police forces as they work to combat resurgent Taliban forces. read more...




Marines Return to Helmand to Continue Training of Afghan Forces Against Taliban
Marines Return to Helmand to Continue Training of Afghan Forces Against Taliban

An estimated 300 U.S. Marine Corps personnel have returned to Helmand Province in Afghanistan to provide training to Afghan forces under the NATO-led Operation Resolute Support amid continued conflict with the Taliban, Reuters reported Monday. read more...


James Mattis, Czech Counterpart Discuss Defense Collaboration
James Mattis, Czech Counterpart Discuss Defense Collaboration

Defense Secretary James Mattis has met with Martin Stropnicky, defense minister of the Czech Republic, to discuss defense collaboration between the two countries, activities in Afghanistan and the campaign against the Islamic State militant group, DoD News reported Tuesday. read more...


DoD Eyes More Troop Deployments to Afghanistan Under Potential Military Approach Overhaul
DoD Eyes More Troop Deployments to Afghanistan Under Potential Military Approach Overhaul

Theresa Whelan, acting assistant secretary for special operations at the Defense Department, and other military officials have told the Senate Armed Services Committee the Pentagon is eyeing additional troop deployments to Afghanistan as part of a plan that DoD will submit soon to President Donald Trump on ways to update the U.S. military approach in that country. read more...


DIA Director Vincent Stewart Concerned Over 'Gains' Lost in Afghanistan
DIA Director Vincent Stewart Concerned Over 'Gains' Lost in Afghanistan

Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, has cautioned against the U.S. possibly losing the ground it has gained in Afghanistan against the Taliban amid reports that the Trump administration is considering sending more troops to support local forces. read more...



Gen. Joseph Dunford Urges NATO to Accelerate Troop Deployment to Afghanistan if Needed
Gen. Joseph Dunford Urges NATO to Accelerate Troop Deployment to Afghanistan if Needed

Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has urged NATO to establish readiness for accelerated deployment of more troops if the heads of state of member nations decide to increase their activities in Afghanistan to combat the Taliban, USA Today reported Thursday. read more...







James Mattis: Agility Key Factor for DoD Authority on Troop Levels in Afghanistan
James Mattis: Agility Key Factor for DoD Authority on Troop Levels in Afghanistan

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said that the authority given to the Defense Department to decide on the deployment of U.S. troops to Afghanistan works to drive military agility to conduct operations and respond to emergent threats, DoD News reported Wednesday. read more...



Gen. Joe Dunford Arrives in Afghanistan Amid Regional Strategy Plans
Gen. Joe Dunford Arrives in Afghanistan Amid Regional Strategy Plans

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joe Dunford has arrived in Afghanistan to potentially introduce a new strategy that the Trump administration says will accelerate coalition efforts against militants in the region, following comments from Defense Secretary James Mattis that a new strategy is needed for Afghanistan and the wider region by mid-July, CNN reported Monday. read more...


US Sends 1,500 Additional Soldiers to Afghanistan
US Sends 1,500 Additional Soldiers to Afghanistan

The U.S. Army is sending an estimated 1,500 soldiers to Afghanistan from the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg for assignments in Kabul, Kandahar and Helmand provinces and the country's east and north regions. read more...


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