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Leader Meeting
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, meets with Iraqi Defense Minister Khaled al-Obaidi in Baghdad, Dec. 16, 2015. Carter is on a weeklong trip to the Middle East. DoD photo by Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen

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U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Jawad Kadhim Al-Abadi in Baghdad, Dec. 16, 2015. The two leaders discussed accelerated support for Iraqi campaigns to recapture key cities from militant control. DoD photo by Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen

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U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with military family members on Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Dec. 15, 2015. DoD photo by Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen

Carter: DoD Seeks Ways to Accelerate ISIL DefeatStory | Photos | Transcript | Special

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Baghdad Address
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, his wife, Stephanie, and Army Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland speak with troops in Baghdad, Dec. 16, 2015. Carter is on a weeklong trip to the Middle East in part to thank troops for their service and sacrifice, especially during the holiday season. MacFarland is in charge of the coalition f…More
U.S. Defense Ash Carter, his wife, Stephanie, and Army Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland speak with troops in Baghdad, Dec. 16, 2015. Carter thanked the troops for their service and sacrifice, especially during the holiday season. MacFarland is in charge of the coalition fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL. DoD photo by Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen

December 17, 2015

‘We Will Win’ ISIL Fight, Carter Tells Troops in Baghdad

U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland greets U.S. Defense Secretary Secretary Ash Carter and his wife, Stephanie, after they arrive in Baghdad, Dec. 16, 2015. DoD photo by Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen

December 17, 2015

Inherent Resolve Commander Describes ‘Significant’ Progress in ISIL Fight

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, meets with Iraqi Defense Minister Khaled al-Obaidi in Baghdad, Dec. 16, 2015. Carter is on a weeklong trip to the Middle East. DoD photo by Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen

December 17, 2015

Carter, Iraqi Leaders Discuss Ways to Increase Pressure on ISIL

December 17, 2015

Military Strikes Target ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Air Force Staff Sgt. Chris Meyer, 28th Contracting Squadron contract administrator, reviews paperwork at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Nov. 4, 2015. One of Meyer’s primary duties is reviewing contracts to ensure they comply with Air Force guidelines. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class James L. Miller

December 17, 2015

Face of Defense: Former Marine Serves as Air Force Contract Administrator

U.S. Navy Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, talks to students about regional issues in the Indo-Asia Pacific region during the Naval War College cooperative strategy forum at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu, Dec. 14, 2015. More than 100 personnel from 10 partner nations attended the event to broaden dialogue and deepen debate on maritime challenges and opportunities in the region. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

December 16, 2015

Cooperative Strategy Forum Focuses on Pacific Maritime Security

December 16, 2015

U.S., Japan Agree to Host-Nation Support for U.S. Troops

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter answers questions from troops on Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Dec.15, 2015. The secretary spoke about the push to accelerate the campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant during what was his first stop in a weeklong trip to the Middle East. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen

December 16, 2015

DoD Looking for Ways to Accelerate ISIL Defeat, Carter Says

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Micheal Tkachenko waits in line to donate at the 18th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, hosted by U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command, Dec. 3, 2015 at Pope Field, N.C. Operation Toy Drop is the world’s largest combined airborne operation and this year included jumpmasters from seven nations: Canada, Colombia, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, the Netherlands and Latvia. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Angela Lorden

December 16, 2015

Face of Defense: Soldier Grabs First Spot in Line for Operation Toy Drop

December 16, 2015

Military Strikes Hit ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

December 15, 2015

Progress Made in Degrading ISIL Oil Revenues, Official Says

December 15, 2015

Special Report: Travels With Carter

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and his wife, Stephanie, meet with coalition troops on Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Dec. 15, 2015. The secretary spoke about the push to accelerate the campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL. Carter is on a weeklong trip to the Middle East. DoD photo

December 15, 2015

Carter Calls for More Global Cooperation to Defeat ISIL

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and his wife, Stephanie, meet with coalition troops on Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Dec. 15, 2015. The secretary spoke about the push to accelerate the campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL. Carter is on a weeklong trip to the Middle East. DoD photo

December 15, 2015

Carter Visits Troops, Coalition Partners in Middle East

December 15, 2015

Coalition Strikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq

Air Force Tech. Sgt. Juan Hernandez, 731st Air Mobility Squadron air terminal operations center senior information controller, shows some of his artwork on Osan Air Base, South Korea, Dec. 3, 2015. Hernandez is partially colorblind, so he taught himself to identify multiple shades of colors using their assigned numbers. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristin High

December 15, 2015

Face of Defense: Colorblind Airman Overcomes Hurdles to Succeed as Artist

Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks at the Center for a New American Security's National Security Forum in Washington, D.C., Dec. 14, 2015. The center titled it's program "Setting the Next Defense Agenda." DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen

December 14, 2015

Dunford Discusses Implications of Current Security Environment

December 14, 2015

Chairman’s USO Tour Puts Overseas Bases in Spotlight

President Barack Obama speaks to reporters at the Pentagon, Dec. 14, 2015, after a meeting with the National Security Council about the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz

December 14, 2015

Obama: ISIL Being Hit ‘Harder Than Ever,’ Will Be Defeated

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work speaks at the Center for a New American Security in Washington, D.C., Dec. 14, 2015. DoD photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee

December 14, 2015

DoD Extends Technological, Operational Edge Into the Future

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