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Army Gen. John Nicholson: US Forces in Afghanistan Cut Islamic State Group’s Territory

Army Gen. John Nicholson Jr., commander of the U.S. Forces Afghanistan, has highlighted significant reductions in Islamic State group-held territories in Afghanistan since U.S. troops  there received counterterrorism authority in January, DoD News reported Thursday. Terri Moon Cronk writes Nicholson told Pentagon reporters the militant organization’s regional affiliate in Afghanistan has …

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Ashton Carter: DoD, Allies to Confront Evolving Challenges Together

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said the U.S. and its allies need to tackle both near-term and long-term challenges in support of efforts to provide security around the world, DoD News reported Wednesday. Carter told his audience at the World Affairs Council’s Annual Honors Global Education Gala that the U.S. carries a responsibility …

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Pentagon Details $583B Military Spending Plan for Fiscal 2017

The Defense Department is seeking about $523.9 billion in base budget for fiscal 2017 and another $58.8 billion to fund overseas contingency operations, Defense News reported Tuesday. Andrew Clevenger writes DoD’s proposed fiscal 2017 budget of $582.7 billion represents a 0.4-percent increase from fiscal 2016’s enacted $580.3 billion budget. The budget includes $7.5 billion to finance operations against …

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Ashton Carter: $583B DoD Budget Plan Reflects Focus on Global Threats

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has highlighted the Pentagon’s focus to address land, sea, air, space and cyber challenges during his preview of a $582.7 billion defense budget plan for fiscal 2017, DoD News reported Tuesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes the new Defense Department spending proposal will be part of President Barack Obama’s 2017 budget request …

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