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Statement from Pentagon Spokesman on U.S. strike in Syria

Friday, 7 April 2017, 2:49 pm | US Department of Defence

At the direction of the president, U.S. forces conducted a cruise missile strike against a Syrian Air Force airfield today at about 8:40 p.m. EDT (4:40 a.m., April 7, in Syria). The strike targeted Shayrat Airfield in Homs governorate, and were ... More >>

Dempsey Hosts Defense Chiefs ISIL Strategy Meeting

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 11:21 am | US Department of Defence

Dempsey Hosts Defense Chiefs ISIL Strategy Meeting By Amaani Lyle DoD News, Defense Media Activity More >>

Transcript & Images: Jonathan Coleman and US Defense Sec

Wednesday, 30 October 2013, 11:38 am | US Department of Defence

Department of Defense Press Briefing by Secretary Hagel and Foreign Minister Coleman in the Pentagon Briefing Room More >>

Gates Outlines U.S. Role as NATO Takes Libya Mission

Friday, 1 April 2011, 10:50 am | US Department of Defence

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2011 – As NATO assumed command of coalition operations in Libya this morning, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told the House Armed Services Committee that U.S. forces will “significantly ramp down” their commitment in ... More >>

Libyan Regime Forces Feel Effects of Coalition Attacks

Tuesday, 29 March 2011, 11:14 am | US Department of Defence

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2011 – Moammar Gadhafi’s forces are feeling the effects of the coalition attacking command and control centers and logistics hubs, as evidenced by the progress the Libyan opposition has made, the director of the Joint Staff said ... More >>

Mullen Says No-fly Zone 'Effectively in Place'

Monday, 21 March 2011, 9:33 am | US Department of Defence

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2011 – Initial operations in Libya have been very effective, with French, British and U.S. air strikes crippling Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s capabilities, the U.S. military’s top-ranking officer said today. More >>

Coalition Answers Libyan People’s Call, Flournoy Says

Monday, 21 March 2011, 9:30 am | US Department of Defence

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2011 – Operation Odyssey Dawn is a coalition effort responding to the calls of the Libyan people, Arab nations and the international community as a whole, the undersecretary of defense for policy said today. More >>

Defense Sec. Gates Authorizes Humanitarian Funds for Japan

Friday, 18 March 2011, 11:09 am | US Department of Defence

WASHINGTON, March 17, 2011 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has authorized up to $35 million in initial Defense Department funds for humanitarian aid to Japan, a Pentagon spokesman said this morning. More >>

Two Reports Released on Lt. Fussell Death

Tuesday, 3 November 2009, 9:50 am | US Department of Defence

The Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, today released details about the death of Lieutenant Michael Fussell who was killed on operations in Afghanistan on 27 November 2008. Two Inquiry Officer reports were conducted to ... More >>

Pakistan Air Strike Legitimate, Self-Defense - DoD

Thursday, 12 June 2008, 11:09 pm | US Department of Defence

"Every indication we have is that the actions that were taken by U.S. forces were legitimate, in that they were in self-defense after U.S. forces operating on the border of Pakistan in Afghanistan territory came under attack from hostile forces." More >>

Iraqi Citizens Oust Terrorists from Mosque

Tuesday, 7 August 2007, 6:30 am | US Department of Defence

Fed-up with violent and indiscriminate terror tactics, a group of more than 80 residents of the Adhamiyah district, on the east side of the Iraqi capital, banded together yesterday to oust suspected terrorists from a local mosque. More >>

Remarks to the Media on Six-Party Talks

Tuesday, 26 June 2007, 10:57 am | US Department of Defence

Remarks to the Media on Six-Party Talks Christopher R. Hill, Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs More >>

Press Availability With Japanese Director

Tuesday, 26 June 2007, 10:47 am | US Department of Defence

Press Availability With Japanese Director General Kenichiro Sasae Christopher R. Hill, Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs More >>

The Fight For Fallujah - Field Artillery 3/4 2005

Friday, 11 November 2005, 2:26 pm | US Department of Defence

Task Force 2d Battalion, 2d Infantry’s (TF 2-2 IN’s) fire support element (FSE) operated as a mini-brigade FSE during the Battle of Fallujah. The FSE coordinated the combat effects of Army, Air Force and Marine assets more autonomously than the traditional, ... More >>

Iraqi Forces Kill al Qaeda Leader

Wednesday, 28 September 2005, 7:13 pm | US Department of Defence

A Marine assigned to the 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), was killed by an improvised explosive device Sept. 24 in Khalidiyah, Iraq, military officials reported today. More >>

Solidarity Honored as Catalyst for Democracy

Thursday, 1 September 2005, 6:23 pm | US Department of Defence

Washington – World leaders gathered in the city of Gdansk to pay tribute to the 25th anniversary of Poland's Solidarity movement, the first free trade union in the former Soviet bloc and the catalyst for the birth of democracy in Eastern Europe. More >>

Stay Politically Engaged, US Urges Iraq's Sunnis

Thursday, 1 September 2005, 6:21 pm | US Department of Defence

Washington - U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad has appealed to Iraq's Sunni Arabs not to abandon the political process in the national referendum debate over the draft constitution and the subsequent elections. More >>

U.S. Pushes To Strengthen U.N. Terrorism Statement

Thursday, 1 September 2005, 6:19 pm | US Department of Defence

United Nations – Emphasizing the importance of fighting terrorism, U.S. Ambassador John Bolton is urging the inclusion of stronger anti-terror language among the U.S. recommended changes to the document being prepared for the United Nations' 60th Anniversary ... More >>

Rumsfeld: Iraq not Vietnam. Honestly.

Thursday, 25 August 2005, 9:55 am | US Department of Defence

Washington -- Completing a constitution will be another important Iraqi step toward a new way of life "ruled by ballot boxes rather than by death squads," Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says. More >>

Seven U.S. Soldiers Killed, Wounded in Afghanistan

Monday, 22 August 2005, 4:33 pm | US Department of Defence

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2005 – Four U.S. soldiers were killed and three wounded today by an improvised explosive device south of Deh Chopan, Afghanistan, military officials in Kabul reported. More >>

 

 

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