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Ashton Carter, Saudi Counterpart Discuss Security Matters at Pentagon Meeting

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman met with U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Thursday at the Pentagon to discuss military and security issues, DoD News reported Thursday. Terri Moon Cronk writes the bilateral meeting covered events in Yemen, Saudi Arabia’s defense capability modernization effort and the fight against al-Qaeda and Islamic …

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Gen. Joseph Votel: Visits to Cenctom’s Area Focus on Regional Partnerships

U.S. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, head of Central Command, said his visits to Centcom’s area of responsibility has three objectives that focus on fostering partnerships to address regional issues, DoD News reported Wednesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Votel’s AOR visits seek to understand regional complexities through partners’ perspectives; foster relations with partners and learn how …

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Army Gen. David Rodriguez: Africom Partners With African Nations to Address Regional Threats

U.S. Army Gen. David Rodriguez has highlighted U.S. Africa Command’s partnerships with countries Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Burundi to address militant organizations in the region such as the Islamic State militant organization, Boko Horam and al Shabab, DoD News reported Tuesday. Jim Garamone writes Rodriguez, Africom chief, told reporters in Brussels that the command …

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Socom Chief Raymond Thomas: Transregional Network Key in Anti-Terrorist Campaign

Raymond Thomas, commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, has said transregional cooperation between special operations forces worldwide is key in efforts to defeat militant groups such as the Islamic State organization, Defense News reported Monday. Thomas told an audience at the Middle Eastern Special Operations Commanders Conference that USSOCOM looks to build on …

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Gen. Petr Pavel: NATO Eyes Intell, Resource Sharing to Combat Islamic State Group

Gen. Petr Pavel, chairman of NATO’s military committee, has said greater information sharing between international agencies will help the global effort to combat the Islamic State militant group and other adversaries in an interview with Defense News published Tuesday. Pavel told reporter Andrew Clevenger in an interview that countries should share intelligence and other resources …

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