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July 3, 2014

Terminally Ill Army Wife Gives Birth to ‘Miracle’ Baby

While pregnant, Yesenia Ruiz-Rojo was diagnosed with cancer and given only a few months to live but doctors at Brooke Army Medical Center were able to prolong her life to allow her to deliver a healthy baby.

July 3, 2014

Chairman Describes U.S. Interests in Iraq

The United States has sent troops back to Iraq because it is in America’s interest for the country to remain stable and to counter Sunni militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

July 3, 2014

Hagel Praises Latvia’s Efforts to Boost Defense Spending

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met at the Pentagon with Latvia’s Minister of Defense Raimonds Vejonis and congratulated him for the Baltic nation’s progress toward increasing defense spending.

July 3, 2014

Hagel: U.S. to Secure Embassy, Assess Situation in Iraq

U.S. military efforts in Iraq are focusing on securing the American Embassy and personnel in Baghdad, assessing the situation in the country and advising Iraqi security forces, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.

July 3, 2014

Deputy Secretary in UK for Meetings, Carrier Christening

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work is in London for a series of discussions with senior U.K. defense officials.

July 3, 2014

Deputy Defense Secretary Visits London for Talks with British Counterparts

Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work is in London for talks with his British counterparts, Pentagon Spokeswoman Lt. Cmdr. Courtney Hillson said, adding that Work met with the Chief of Defense Staff General Sir Nicholas Houghton and other senior leaders to discuss defense strategies and capabilities collaboration.

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 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: 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

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.

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