Tag Archives: ISIS

Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend Appointed to Lead US’ Anti-ISIS Military Campaign

Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, commanding general of the U.S. Army‘s XVIII Airborne Corps, will assume leadership of the country’s military campaign against the Islamic State militant organization in August, Army Times reported Tuesday. Townsend will succeed Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, III Corps commander, and will take over the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve headquarters with …

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Navy to Deploy Raytheon Precision-Guided Missiles for Anti-Islamic State Campaign

The U.S. Navy is acquiring 566 AGM-65E2/L Maverick laser-guided weapon systems from Raytheon to support counterterrorism operations against the Islamic State group, Scout Warrior reported Thursday. Kris Osborn writes the Navy will deploy the Maverick air-to-ground missile systems for the Operation Inherent Resolve campaign against the militant group. The AGM-65E2/L‘s precision technology is intended to aid in coalition …

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Robert Work: Deep-Learning Tech Can Help Pentagon Target Islamic State Network

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said at a Washington Post-hosted forum Wednesday he believes the Defense Department can better understand and monitor the network of Islamic State militants through the utilization of deep-learning machines. “The momentum against ISIS is more than any other time in our campaign,” he told columnist David Ignatius during an onstage interview at the Post’s Securing Tomorrow …

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US Military Leaders Set Strategies to Defeat Islamic State Group

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. have met with other military commanders to discuss strategies on how to conquer the Islamic State organization, DoD News reported Thursday. Terri Moon Cronk writes Carter, Dunford, U.S. Central Command head U.S. Army Gen. Lloyd Austin III and U.S. …

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State Dept’s New Center Seeks to Counter Violent Extremism Via Social Media Campaigns

The State Department has launched a new center staffed by public and private sector professionals who aim to counter disinformation from ISIS, al-Qaeda and other extremist groups through the use of computer-mediated tools. The Global Engagement Center will collaborate with government organizations to create thematic campaigns across social media as well as coordinate counterterrorism messaging efforts aimed at …

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