Today in the Department of Defense, February 18, 2016
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. have no public or media events on their schedules.
Air Force Lt. Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, briefs the media live from Al Udeid, Qatar, at 11 a.m. EST in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973) to provide an update on operations. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Pentagon Metro Visitors Entrance only. Plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for escort into the building. The briefing will also be streamed live on www.defense.gov.
Carter: Attack in Turkey Strengthens Resolve in Fight Against Terrorism An attack on military vehicles in Turkey’s capital of Ankara strengthens the resolve for deepening U.S.-Turkish cooperation in fighting terrorism, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.
U.S., Southeast Asian Nations Reaffirm Support for Regional Order President Barack Obama and the leaders of 10 Southeast Asian nations underscored their commitment to international rules and the rights of all nations.
Syrian Situation Remains Volatile, Inherent Resolve Spokesman Says Coalition forces are targeting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s financial infrastructure, the spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve said.
Pentagon Spokesman Highlights Secretary’s Brussels Meetings The Pentagon press secretary briefed reporters on Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s trip last week, when he met with defense leaders on European security and the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.