Home / Tag Archives: Islamic State militant organization

Tag Archives: Islamic State militant organization

Trump OKs Nearly $700B Defense Policy Bill for Fiscal 2018

President Donald Trump has signed a bill that would authorize approximately $700 billion in Defense Department spending for fiscal year 2018, Defense News reported Tuesday. The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2018 includes approximately $66 billion in funds for overseas contingency operations and a 2.4 percent pay increase for military …

Read More »

Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster: National Security Strategy Aims to Reclaim US Strategic Confidence

Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, national security adviser under President Donald Trump’s administration, has said the White House’s national security strategy would focus on how to help the U.S. regain its strategic confidence, DoD News reported Sunday. McMaster said Saturday during his speech at the Reagan National Defense Forum in …

Read More »

James Mattis: DoD’s ‘Three Lines of Effort’ Seek to Maintain US Military Edge

Defense Secretary James Mattis has issued a memorandum that details the Defense Department’s “three lines of effort” that aim to maintain U.S. military superiority amid security threats posed by North Korea, Russia, China, Iran and the Islamic State militant organization, DoD News reported Wednesday. Mattis wrote in the Oct. 5 memo …

Read More »

James Mattis: US, China Declare North Korea’s Nuclear Missile Program a Threat to APAC Security

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said both U.S. and Chinese officials attested that North Korea’s nuclear missile efforts pose a security threat in the Asia-Pacific region, DoD News reported Wednesday. “We also affirmed our strong commitment to cooperate, including through the U.N. to realize our shared goal of denuclearization of …

Read More »

Rep. Tom Cole: Trump Needs Congressional Approval for Sustained Military Operations Against Islamic State Group

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) has said President Donald Trump should seek authorization from Congress to carry out future military operations against the Islamic State militant organization, Defense News reported Thursday. Joe Gould writes Cole, a member of the House Appropriations Committee’s defense subpanel and the House Budget Committee, made the …

Read More »