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July 15, 2017

New Guided-Missile Destroyer Signals U.S. Resolve, Pacom Chief Says

The Navy’s newly commissioned Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, the USS John Finn, sends a signal to allies and adversaries in the Asia-Pacific region that what happens in the region matters to the United States, Navy Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., the commander of U.S. Pacific Command, said.

July 15, 2017

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 30 strikes consisting of 45 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

July 14, 2017

Researcher, Airmen Test New Counter-UAS Program at Bagram

As the use of unmanned aircraft systems rises across the world, researchers from around the Defense Department are testing new ways to counter the new threats they could present. DoD Researchers Test Ways to Counter Unmanned Aircraft at Bagram

July 14, 2017

ISIS-K Leader Killed in Afghanistan

U.S. forces killed Abu Sayed, the head of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Khorasan, in a strike on the group’s headquarters in Kunar province, Afghanistan, July 11, Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Dana W. White said.

July 14, 2017

U.S.-India Defense Relationship on Positive Trajectory, DoD Official Says

The U.S. and India have a broad-based strategic partnership rooted in shared values as democracies, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for South and Southeast Asia said at a global business forum.

July 14, 2017

New York National Guard Reported for World War I Duty 100 Years Ago

On July 15, 1917, 24,000 members of the New York National Guard began reporting for duty in what was then known as the World War.

July 14, 2017

U.S., France Celebrate Alliance at Bastille Day Parade

U.S. service members helped France celebrate Bastille Day as they led the military parade down the famed Champs Elysees under the eyes of French President Emmanuel Macron and President Donald J. Trump.

July 14, 2017

Face of Defense: Soldier Finds Path to Law Enforcement Career

As a boy, Army Sgt. Joseph Selchick would dress up for Halloween as either a soldier or a police officer and pretend to save his neighbors from danger. Today, Selchick works in law enforcement as a New York Army National Guard military policeman and as a civilian deputy sheriff.

July 14, 2017

Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 20 strikes consisting of 48 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

July 13, 2017

Trump, Macron Look to Past, Future as U.S.-French Alliance Moves Ahead

President Donald J. Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron remembered the history of the U.S.-French alliance, but also looked to its future, pledging to cooperate even more closely in the fight against terrorism.

Source: U.S. Department of Defense

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