Nov. 29, 2018
State Department Advisor: Iran’s Military Tentacles Expanding in Region
Iran’s missiles and other weapons being exported to proxies pose a “clear and present danger” to civilians and regional stability, the special representative for Iran and senior policy advisor to the secretary of state said.
Nov. 28, 2018
Mattis Honors House Speaker at Pentagon Ceremony
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis presented the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service to House Speaker Paul Ryan during a Pentagon ceremony.
Mattis: Actions in Ukraine Show Russia’s Word Cannot Be Trusted
Russia’s seizure of three Ukrainian ships in the Sea of Azov in contradiction to signed treaties and the Law of the Sea show that Russia cannot be counted on to keep its word, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said at the Pentagon.
Deadline Approaching to Opt in to Blended Retirement System
The Defense Department’s director of military compensation policy said service members have just one month left to make a decision about opting in to the blended retirement system.
Nov. 27, 2018
U.S. Setting Up Observation Posts in Syria to Keep ISIS From Entering Turkey
U.S. forces are establishing observation posts in Northeast Syria to further deny escape routes to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve told Pentagon reporters.
Nov. 26, 2018
Mattis Oversees Southcom Command Change
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis presided over the U.S. Southern Command change-of-command ceremony in Miami, as Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd turned over the reins to Navy Adm. Craig S. Faller.
Nov. 21, 2018
Central, South American Nations Demonstrate Power of Democracy
Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, commander of U.S. Southern Command, said that the power of democracy is increasingly on display in Central and South America.
Efforts Underway to Aid Civilians in Colombia, Yemen, Mattis Says
Progress is being made to assist civilians in several parts of the world, including in Colombia and Yemen, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said while speaking at a Pentagon press briefing.
U.S. Setting Up Observation Posts on Syria-Turkey Border
The U.S. military is setting up several observation posts in Syria beside the border with Turkey to provide military intelligence of any terrorist elements moving into Turkey from Syria.
Nov. 18, 2018
Dunford Reiterates that Reconciliation is Only Viable Path in Afghanistan
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia —
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford reiterated that reconciliation is the only way forward in Afghanistan and that political, economic, religious and military pressure must be maintained on the group.
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