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July 28, 2016

Putin Pushing Russia’s Foreign Policy Boundaries, DoD Official Says

Russian President Vladimir Putin is pushing the boundaries for what his country’s foreign policy is going to be about for the next decade, the acting assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs said at the Aspen Security Forum.

July 26, 2016

DoD Officials, Russian Counterparts Hold Video Conference

The Defense Department held a video conference with Russian Defense Ministry officials as part of the dialogue on the safety of flight in Syria to ensure that each side continues to adhere to agreed-upon measures.

June 18, 2016

DoD Officials Express Strong Concerns Over Russian Airstrikes in Syria

Defense Department officials expressed concerns during a video conference with Russian Defense Ministry counterparts held to discuss June 16 airstrikes by Russian forces that struck Syrian opposition forces conducting counter-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant operations in the area.

April 19, 2016

NATO-Russia Council to Meet for First Time Since 2014

NATO and Russian officials have much to discuss during the NATO-Russia Council meeting in Brussels -- the first since 2014.

March 31, 2016

U.S., Russian Officials Continue Dialogue on Syrian Airspace

U.S. and Russian defense officials spoke via video teleconference about ongoing flight safety in Syrian airspace, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said.

Feb. 29, 2016

Defense Officials Discuss Flight Safety With Russian Counterparts

Defense Department officials and their Russian counterparts discussed the ongoing implementation of a memorandum on flight safety over Syrian airspace, the Pentagon press secretary said.

Jan. 4, 2016

Russia Naming U.S. as Threat Does Not Change Chairman’s Perspective

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told reporters traveling with him here that a new Russian national security strategy document naming the United States as a threat does not change his perception of the threat posed by Russia.

Nov. 24, 2015

Anti-ISIL Forces Make Gains in Iraq, Syria

Forces fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant continue to make progress, the Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said.

Nov. 21, 2015

Deputy Secretary, Defense Leaders Discuss International Security at Halifax Forum

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work joined 300 defense officials from 60 countries at the Halifax International Security Forum in Nova Scotia to discuss global threats to democracy.

Oct. 31, 2015

Carter: Russia 'Doomed to Fail' in Syria; ISIL Must be Defeated

While Russia is "doomed to fail" in Syria, the goal of the U.S. remains defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in both Syria and Iraq, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.

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