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US Military Continues Training Support for Syrian Security Forces

The U.S. military continues to train local security forces in Syria as part of efforts to stop activities of the Islamic State militant organization, facilitate stabilization and meet campaign objectives in the region. Syrian security forces are tasked to prevent members of the militant group from escaping the country, integrate …

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US-Led Coalition Freed 98% of ISIS-Claimed Lands in 2017

The U.S.-led Global Coalition against the Islamic State militant group has liberated 98 percent of the territories claimed by ISIS in 2017. The Defense Department‘s Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve said in a year-end review posted Monday that the coalition’s 70 member nations and four member organizations helped …

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US Pledges Additional $150M to Help Stabilize Iraq

The federal government has pledged another $150 million to support a stabilization program in Iraq following the liberation of various areas in the country from the Islamic State militant group. The U.S. Agency for International Development said Thursday it will deliver the funds to the United Nations Development Program as part of …

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Report: James Mattis Pushes for Munition Funding Increase in Fiscal 2018

Defense Secretary James Mattis directed other Defense Department officials to allocate funds for the full production of six “preferred” munitions as they prepared a fiscal year 2018 budget plan, Defense News reported Tuesday. John Roth, deputy comptroller for program budget at DoD, told reporters Tuesday that the department increased its funding request for selected munitions to $3.5 billion …

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DoD Starts to Assess U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense Strategy

The Defense Department has kicked off a ballistic missile defense review to comply with an executive order by President Donald Trump. DoD said Friday the review is part of the department’s efforts to establish a policy and strategy framework for U.S. missile defense systems as well as rebalance homeland and theater defense priorities …

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Army Cyber Mission Force to Utilize Virtual Effects in Fight Against Militant Groups

The U.S. Army‘s future cyber mission force teams will use virtual effects in offensive and defensive strategies as part of operations against Islamic State militants in northern Iraq and Syria. The service branch said Wednesday its cyber teams aim to protect the Defense Department‘s information network and other national interests from security breaches as well as offer …

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Jens Stoltenberg: Defense Ministers to Tackle Security Challenges at NATO Meeting in Brussels

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said defense ministers from allied nations will meet this week in Brussels to discuss the current state of the global security environment, DoD News reported Tuesday. Jim Garamone writes Stoltenberg told reporters that NATO member countries aim to address security challenges through increased defense spending. U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis will …

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