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March 31, 2017

Mattis Discusses U.S. Concerns About North Korean, Russian Actions

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in London that North Korea is moving in a "very reckless manner" with its nuclear and missile programs, while Russian activities in Afghanistan are also of concern to the United States.

March 31, 2017

Stratcom Commander Makes Case for Modernizing Nuclear Triad

Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command, said nuclear capabilities are the bedrock of American defense and will remain so.

March 31, 2017

Air Force Engineers Sharpen Skills, Help Local Community

Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. airmen are building eight new homes in a Habitat for Humanity project in Rapid City, S.D.

March 31, 2017

Military Exercise Provides Medical Care for Kodiak Island Residents

The Arctic Care 2017 exercise provides training opportunities for active-duty, Guard and Reserve U.S. military members and Canadian Health service members to prepare for worldwide deployment while supporting the medical needs of all of communities on Kodiak Island, Alaska.

March 31, 2017

In London, Mattis Discusses Security Concerns, Highlights U.S.-U.K. Ties

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon at the British Defense Ministry to discuss security concerns and praise the enduring relationship between the two countries.

March 31, 2017

Marshall Center Course Nurtures Network of Counterterrorism Experts

Terrorist groups like the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, al-Qaida, Boko Haram, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army, or FARC, and al-Shabaab “are busy every day,” said the director of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Germany.

March 31, 2017

Face of Defense: Service Runs in the Family for Ohio Clan

Military service runs in the family for Army Col. Barbara Herrington-Clemens and her husband, Ken Clemens. Collectively, they and three of their five children have performed more than 120 years of military service and deployed eight times. “It makes me very proud of them," Ken said. "We are very blessed to have our children serving in our military.”

March 31, 2017

Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 18 strikes consisting of 66 engagements against ISIS targets, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

March 30, 2017

Transcom Challenges Include Cyber, Tankers, More Contested Environments

Cyber security challenges and operating with too few air tankers in increasingly contested environments are among the issues U.S. Transportation Command is focusing on, the Transcom commander told a House Armed Services subcommittee.

March 30, 2017

ISIS Hostage-Taking Caught on Video; Mosul Deaths Go To Formal Investigation

An Inherent Resolve spokesman said a formal investigation has begun into the March 17 deaths of civilians in western Mosul, Iraq, and will allow task force members to analyze other aspects of the case that have significant bearing, such as strike procedures and the impact of ISIS tactics.

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