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Pentagon Ready to Resume Air Strikes Against Islamic State Militant Group in Libya
Pentagon Ready to Resume Air Strikes Against Islamic State Militant Group in Libya

The Pentagon has said the U.S. is ready to resume executing airstrikes in Sirte, Libya, once the Libyan government requests for assistance to combat the Islamic State militant group that has seized the city in 2015. read more...


OIR: US-Led Airstrike Kills Senior Islamic State Militant Group Leader
OIR: US-Led Airstrike Kills Senior Islamic State Militant Group Leader

U.S. Air Force Col. John Dorrian, spokesman for the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, said an airstrike led by the U.S. military in Raqqa, Syria, has killed a senior leader of the Islamic State militant group. read more...


Gen. Joe Dunford, Saudi Officials Discuss Plan to Counter Violent Extremism
Gen. Joe Dunford, Saudi Officials Discuss Plan to Counter Violent Extremism

U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has met with Saudi Arabia's leaders to discuss issues concerning the two countries that include the campaign against violent extremism. 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...


Adm. Harry Harris: Indo-Asia-Pacific Still Most Important Region for US
Adm. Harry Harris: Indo-Asia-Pacific Still Most Important Region for US

U.S. Navy Adm. Harry Harris Jr., commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, has said the Indo-Asia-Pacific region is still the most important area for the future of U.S. operations. read more...


DoD Urges Baghdad to Conduct Probes on Purported Extrajudicial Killings
DoD Urges Baghdad to Conduct Probes on Purported Extrajudicial Killings

The Defense Department has called on Iraq's government to conduct probes on purported extrajudicial killings by members of the Iraqi Federal Police near Mosul. 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...


Africom to Continue Support for New Coalition Member Libya Against Islamic State Group
Africom to Continue Support for New Coalition Member Libya Against Islamic State Group

U.S. Africa Command has pledged to continue support for Libya's Government of National Accord following that country's participation in the Small Group of the Global Coalition to Counter the Daesh campaign led by the U.S. 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...



US to Establish New Task Force to Counter Terrorists Around The World
US to Establish New Task Force to Counter Terrorists Around The World

The Obama administration will form a Counter-External Operations Task Force that the Joint Special Operations Command will lead to track, plan and launch attacks against terrorist networks globally amid threats imposed by the potential dispersal of Islamic State militants beyond Iraq and Syria. read more...


US, France Sign Deals to Reinforce Military Cooperation
US, France Sign Deals to Reinforce Military Cooperation

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and French counterpart Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian have signed two agreements to reinforce the two countries' military cooperation. read more...


Pentagon: Human Error Caused September Airstrikes That Killed Syrian Troops
Pentagon: Human Error Caused September Airstrikes That Killed Syrian Troops

The Pentagon has said human error led to the airstrikes in September that Russia has said killed 62 Syrian government soldiers and injured more than 100 others. read more...


CENTCOM's Joseph Votel Urges Trump Admin to Continue Training Support for Syrian Forces
CENTCOM's Joseph Votel Urges Trump Admin to Continue Training Support for Syrian Forces

U.S. Central Command Chief Gen. Joseph Votel has called on the incoming administration to continue outgoing President Barack Obama's program to support Syria's forces in reclaiming the city of Raqqa from the Islamic State militant group. read more...


Ashton Carter: US, Allies Should Stay in Iraq After Possible Islamic State Defeat
Ashton Carter: US, Allies Should Stay in Iraq After Possible Islamic State Defeat

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has said the U.S. military and its allies should stay in Iraq despite their possible victory against the Islamic State militant group. read more...


Ashton Carter: US, Iraq Forces Can Reclaim Mosul Before Trump Assumes Office
Ashton Carter: US, Iraq Forces Can Reclaim Mosul Before Trump Assumes Office

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has said the city of Mosul in Iraq can be reclaimed from the Islamic State militant group before President-elect Donald Trump assumes office on Jan. 20, 2017. read more...


Mike Pompeo Identifies Leading Threats to US During Senate Confirmation Hearing
Mike Pompeo Identifies Leading Threats to US During Senate Confirmation Hearing

Rep. Mike Pompeo, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick as CIA director, has faced the Senate Intelligence Committee for his confirmation hearing and identified the leading threats to the country. read more...


DroneShield to Demonstrate Drone Detection Products in March
DroneShield to Demonstrate Drone Detection Products in March

DroneShield will demonstrate its drone detection products and DroneGun tactical drone jammer at a military training area in March. read more...


Report: Trump May Order More Troop Deployment to Counter Islamic State Militant Group
Report: Trump May Order More Troop Deployment to Counter Islamic State Militant Group

President Donald Trump may order the deployment of more U.S. military forces to Iraq and Syria to strengthen the ongoing campaign against the Islamic State militant group. read more...


CIA's Mike Pompeo Visits Turkey to Discuss Security Issues
CIA's Mike Pompeo Visits Turkey to Discuss Security Issues

CIA Director Mike Pompeo is currently in Turkey to discuss security issues, including Turkey's campaign against a movement led by a U.S.-based religious leader who allegedly organized a recent military coup. read more...


Mike Pompeo, Turkey Prime Minister Reaffirm Partnership Against Terrorism, Other Threats
Mike Pompeo, Turkey Prime Minister Reaffirm Partnership Against Terrorism, Other Threats

Officials have said CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim agreed to reinforce collaboration in countering terrorism and other security threats. read more...


James Mattis Discusses Security Issues With Germany's Defense Chief
James Mattis Discusses Security Issues With Germany's Defense Chief

Defense Secretary James Mattis has met with Germany's Minister of Defense Ursula von der Leyen at the Pentagon to discuss defense and security issues. read more...


US, Australia Air Forces to Develop Munitions for Campaign Against Islamic State Group
US, Australia Air Forces to Develop Munitions for Campaign Against Islamic State Group

The U.S. Air Force and its counterpart in Australia will develop eight 500-pound Joint Direct Attack Munitions in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Okra against the Islamic State militant group. read more...


Report: Centcom Used Depleted Uranium Munitions in Campaign Against Islamic State Militant Group
Report: Centcom Used Depleted Uranium Munitions in Campaign Against Islamic State Militant Group

Major Josh Jacques, spokesperson of the U.S. Central Command, has disclosed that the command used uranium rounds to attack the Islamic State militant group in Syria despite a previous vow not to use the ammunition. read more...


DoD Orders Military to Call Islamic State Militant Group 'ISIS'
DoD Orders Military to Call Islamic State Militant Group 'ISIS'

The Defense Department has released a memorandum ordering the U.S. military to use the term "ISIS" or "Daesh" in referring to the Islamic State militant group in Iraq and Syria. read more...


HR McMaster: 'Radical Islamic Terrorism' Phrase Will Not Help US Counterterrorism Efforts
HR McMaster: 'Radical Islamic Terrorism' Phrase Will Not Help US Counterterrorism Efforts

Newly appointed National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster has said using the phrase "radical Islamic terrorism" would not help the U.S. and the country's allies in fulfilling their operations to combat terrorist groups. read more...


Pentagon Provides White House With Plan to Defeat Islamic State Militant Group
Pentagon Provides White House With Plan to Defeat Islamic State Militant Group

Pentagon has submitted a report to the White House that details the military's plan to counter the Islamic State militant group. read more...


Glenn Fine: No Evidence of Centcom False Intelligence Reports on Counter-ISIS Campaign
Glenn Fine: No Evidence of Centcom False Intelligence Reports on Counter-ISIS Campaign

Acting Defense Department Inspector General Glenn Fine told members of the House Armed Services Committee's oversight and investigations panel that there is no evidence to substantiate allegations that U.S. Central Command officials falsified intelligence in the campaign against the Islamic State militant group. read more...


Air Force's Jay Silveria: Work to Rebuild Syria, Iraq Airfields Critical to Campaign Against Islamic State Group
Air Force's Jay Silveria: Work to Rebuild Syria, Iraq Airfields Critical to Campaign Against Islamic State Group

Maj. Gen. Jay Silveria, deputy commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, said the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State militant group works to rebuild and expand airfields in Iraq and Syria as a critical element in the campaign. read more...


Marines Deploy to Syria Ahead of Planned Raqqa Offensive
Marines Deploy to Syria Ahead of Planned Raqqa Offensive

Marine Corps personnel from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit have arrived in Syria as part of their mission to support the fight against the Islamic State militant group. read more...


Reuters: US Eyes Deployment of 1,000 'Reserve' Troops to Kuwait in Fight Against Islamic State Group
Reuters: US Eyes Deployment of 1,000 'Reserve' Troops to Kuwait in Fight Against Islamic State Group

The Trump administration is considering the possibility of deploying of as many as 1,000 soldiers to Kuwait as reserves in the coalition's campaign against the Islamic State militant group, Reuters reported Wednesday. read more...



Report: Iraqi Forces Continue Efforts to Liberate Mosul From Islamic State Group
Report: Iraqi Forces Continue Efforts to Liberate Mosul From Islamic State Group

Air Force Col. John Dorrian, spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, has said Iraqi security forces continue to push an advantage over the Islamic State militant group in the operations to liberate Mosul. read more...



Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti: Russia, Extremists Present Dynamic Challenges in Europe
Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti: Russia, Extremists Present Dynamic Challenges in Europe

Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, U.S. European Command chief and NATO supreme allied commander for Europe, has said in a hearing with the Senate Armed Services Committee that Europe faces a dynamic strategic environment amid threats such as the Islamic State militant group, other violent extremists and Russia. read more...



Joe Dunford: Iraq, Coalition Forces Continue to Adapt Tactics in Counter-Islamic State Ops
Joe Dunford: Iraq, Coalition Forces Continue to Adapt Tactics in Counter-Islamic State Ops

Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said Iraqi and coalition forces will continue to adapt their tactics amid continued efforts to counter the Islamic State militant group in Mosul. read more...



James Mattis: Islamic State Group Still Priority in Syria Amid Response to Chemical Attack
James Mattis: Islamic State Group Still Priority in Syria Amid Response to Chemical Attack

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said eliminating the Islamic State militant group is still the top U.S. priority in Syria but has noted that actions such as the recent chemical weapons attack will not be tolerated and could be met with additional military response. read more...


James Mattis, Israeli PM Discuss Security Challenges, US Commitment
James Mattis, Israeli PM Discuss Security Challenges, US Commitment

Defense Secretary James Mattis and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have met to discuss U.S. commitment to support Israel in efforts to build peace in the Middle East amid challenges such as Iran and the Islamic State militant group, DoD News reported Friday. read more...


James Mattis Talks US-Qatar Strategic Partnership
James Mattis Talks US-Qatar Strategic Partnership

Defense Secretary James Mattis has discussed the strategic partnership between the U.S. and Qatar during a meeting with Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and Defense Minister Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah in Doha, where Mattis also reaffirmed the importance of stronger U.S.-Qatari ties amid shared security challenges such as the Islamic State group. read more...


Trump Grants James Mattis Authority on Force Management for Counter-ISIS Ops
Trump Grants James Mattis Authority on Force Management for Counter-ISIS Ops

President Donald Trump has granted Defense Secretary James Mattis the authority to decide on the troop levels needed to support combat operations against the Islamic State militant group upon the request of the secretary. read more...


Billions in Defense Spending to be Withheld Until Trump Submits ISIS Strategy
Billions in Defense Spending to be Withheld Until Trump Submits ISIS Strategy

Of the $15 billion in supplemental wartime spending in the 2017 federal spending bill, $2.5 billion will be withheld until 15 days after the president provides Congress with a strategy to defeat the Islamic State group, GovCon Wire reported Tuesday. 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...


Gen. Joe Dunford, Israeli Leaders Discuss Regional Issues, Islamic State Group
Gen. Joe Dunford, Israeli Leaders Discuss Regional Issues, Islamic State Group

Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has met with Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot of the Israel Defense Forces during Dunford's visit to the country to discuss the current situation along the border shared between Israel, Jordan and Syria in relation to the activities of the Islamic State group, DoD News reported Tuesday. read more...


James Mattis: Coalition to Intensify Counter-ISIS Efforts
James Mattis: Coalition to Intensify Counter-ISIS Efforts

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said during a joint press conference with Denmark's Defense Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen that the U.S.-led coalition will move to intensify its campaign in Syria to accelerate the defeat of the Islamic State militant group. read more...


Trump: Defense Secretary James Mattis to Hold Press Conference on Counter-Islamic State Campaign
Trump: Defense Secretary James Mattis to Hold Press Conference on Counter-Islamic State Campaign

President Donald Trump has indicated during an interview with NBC that Defense Secretary James Mattis will hold a "major" press conference within the next week to discuss developments regarding the campaign against the Islamic State group. read more...


Pentagon Introduces Algorithmic Warfare Cross-Functional Team to Track Islamic State Militants
Pentagon Introduces Algorithmic Warfare Cross-Functional Team to Track Islamic State Militants

The Pentagon will work to use computers to locate Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria as part of an effort that was launched in April to enhance and operate big data and machine learning technologies for automating intelligence processing, Defense One reported Sunday. read more...


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