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Dec. 8, 2014

‘Job’s Not Over,’ Hagel Tells Troops in Afghanistan

Meeting with U.S. troops in eastern Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel thanked them for their sacrifices and reminded them that work remains to be done.

Dec. 8, 2014

Hagel: All Troops Bonded by Their Experiences

During a visit to Forward Operating Base Gamberi in Afghanistan’s Laghman province, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told reporters he’s always felt a special bond with the troops.

Dec. 8, 2014

Hagel Explains Differences Between Afghanistan, Iraq Drawdowns

The Afghanistan drawdown and the situation in Iraq when U.S. troops left that country in 2011 are poles apart, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.

Dec. 8, 2014

Face of Defense: Marine Battles Back From Brain Cancer

Battling brain cancer, Marine Corps Sgt. Jennifer Suarez has looked death in the face and said, “I am not ready to go yet.”

Dec. 8, 2014

Hagel Thanks Kuwait for Strategic Partnership

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met in Kuwait with Amir Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jabir al-Sabah and Defense Minister Khalid al-Jarrah al-Sabah, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.

Dec. 8, 2014

ISAF Joint Command in Afghanistan Formally Ceases Operations

International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, which has handled day-to-day operations in Afghanistan for five years, formally cased its colors during a ceremony in Kabul.

Dec. 8, 2014

Military Takes Precautions as Senate Interrogation Report Nears

U.S. military leaders are taking appropriate force-protection measures in case there is unrest caused by the release of a controversial Senate report on CIA interrogation techniques used in the days after the 9/11 attacks, a Pentagon spokesman said.

Dec. 8, 2014

Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq

U.S. and partner-nation military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists over the last four days.

Dec. 8, 2014

DoD Threat Reduction Agency Builds Anti-Ebola Capacity

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency began ramping up its response early in the Ebola outbreak and now, with many partners, is steadily building capabilities in Liberia as it extends capacity into Sierra Leone and Mali.

Dec. 7, 2014

U.S. Presence at Spanish Base Continues to Grow

Naval Station Rota, Spain, is key real estate, said U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who is leading a USO troupe to the base and visiting with sailors aboard the USS Donald K. Ross.

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