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Sept. 8, 2018

U.S. Seeks to Mitigate Risk, Learn Ground Truth in Afghanistan

Taliban reconciliation with the Afghan government is at the core of the peace program in Afghanistan, but it will be a difficult path to tread, the spokesman for NATO’s Resolute Support mission and the U.S. Operation Freedom’s Sentinel said.

Sept. 7, 2018

Northern European Chiefs of Defense Address Russia Deterrence

The commander of U.S. European Command and defense chiefs from 11 northern European countries gathered to discuss a variety of topics at the 2018 Northern European Chief of Defense Conference in Oslo, Norway.

Sept. 7, 2018

New Fitness Test Measures Combat Readiness, Army Secretary Says

The Army is changing from the 40-year-old Army Physical Fitness Test to the Army Combat Fitness Test after studies illustrated the new test shows greater relevance of what soldiers demand in combat, Army Secretary Mark T. Esper said.

Sept. 7, 2018

Spine Surgery Team Adds Capability, Improves Readiness at Nellis Air Force Base

The 99th Medical Group's new orthopedic spine surgery team at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., increases capabilities inside the hospital while also contributing to the medical group's deployment readiness.

Sept. 7, 2018

Coalition Conducts Defeat-ISIS Exercise in Eastern Syria

Operation Inherent Resolve coalition forces commenced an exercise in eastern Syria to hone their warfighting skills for counterterrorism operations.

Sept. 7, 2018

U.S. Airmen Participate in Colombian-Led Search, Rescue Exercise

Two U.S. Air Force aircraft and more than 90 U.S. airmen are participating in Angel de los Andes, a Colombian-led international search and rescue training exercise.

Sept. 7, 2018

Face of Defense: Namesake Davy Crockett Descendant Serves in Iowa Air Guard

Air Force Master Sgt. David "Davy" Crockett, a member of the Iowa Air National Guard, is a direct descendant and namesake of "Davy" Crockett, the famous Tennessee frontiersman.

Sept. 6, 2018

DoD Leaders Emphasize National Defense Strategy at Conference

Defense Department military and civilian leaders met to discuss the 2018 National Defense Strategy and how the U.S. military is evolving as it responds to global power competition at the Defense News Conference.

Sept. 6, 2018

U.S.-India Defense Cooperation a ‘Key Driver’ of Overall Relationship

U.S.-Indian defense cooperation has emerged as a significant dimension of the two countries' strategic partnership and a key driver of the overall bilateral relationship, Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said.

Sept. 6, 2018

Navy Destroyer Seizes 2,521 AK-47 Rifles in Gulf of Aden

An illicit weapons shipment of more than 2,000 rifles was seized by the crew of the USS Jason Dunham during a countertrafficking mission in international waters in the Gulf of Aden, U.S. 5th Fleet officials announced.

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