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July 2, 2014

RIMPAC Exercise Emphasizes Cooperation in Maritime Security

The biennial Rim of the Pacific international maritime exercise fosters and sustains cooperative relationships critical to ensuring the safety and security of sea lanes, said Navy Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet.

July 2, 2014

Dempsey: Leaders Wait to Hear From Iraq Assessment Teams

U.S. officials are waiting to hear the assessment that U.S. special operations troops are making of Iraqi security forces before making a decision on further support, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in Honolulu.

July 2, 2014

Chairman Stresses Value of Military Partnerships

Partnering with the forces of other nations, such as during the biennial Rim of the Pacific international maritime exercise that's underway in the Hawaiian Islands, is a hallmark of the American military, and it will be even more important in the future than it is today, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in Honolulu.

July 2, 2014

Dempsey Discusses Use of Military Instrument of Power

The nation’s military instrument of power works best when used in conjunction with all aspects of American might, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in Honolulu.

July 1, 2014

Pentagon Spokesman Provides Update on Iraq Missions

U.S. military personnel who have been sent to Iraq in recent weeks are performing two distinct mission sets; some providing security assistance and the rest are serving with assessment and advisory teams at the joint operations center in Baghdad, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.

July 1, 2014

Defense Officials Hail Japanese Decision on Self-Defense

Defense officials have welcomed an announcement by the Japanese government that it would seek a change to the policy regarding the country’s collective self-defense.

July 1, 2014

DoD Announces New Award for Sexual Assault Prevention Innovation

The Pentagon has announced the first Sexual Assault Prevention Innovation Award to recognize military and civilian contributions to preventing sexual assault.

July 1, 2014

Hagel Welcomes Japan’s New Collective Self-defense Policy

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel welcomed the Japanese government’s new policy regarding collective self-defense, saying it will enable the Japan Self-Defense Forces to engage in a wider range of operations and make the U.S.-Japan alliance even more effective.

July 1, 2014

Cape Ray Arrives in Italy to Receive Syrian Chemicals

The MV Cape Ray docked in the southern Italian port of Gioia Tauro and will begin transferring Syrian chemical agents and precursor materials soon, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters.

July 1, 2014

Officials Release Support Tools for Post-concussion Sleep Issues

Officials at the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center released new clinical recommendations and support tools to assist in the identification and treatment of a sleep disturbance occurring in patients after a concussion.

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