The United States has likely spent between $780 million and $930 million in its campaign against the Islamic State so far, according to an independent assessment released Monday.
The targets were smaller refineries used to provide fuel for the Islamic State and finance their operations, Pentagon officials said
A defense official said that while the United States reported 22 military strikes, it dropped far more ordnance than one bomb or missile per strike.
The fighter jet was used as part of a second wave of strikes, said Army Lt. Gen. William C. Mayville Jr., director of operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Beginning Oct. 1, officers and enlisted personnel in its beleaguered nuclear missile force will get new financial incentives of up to $300 per month.
An airman was unable to complete his reenlistment because he omitted a required part of an oath. The Air Force has now changed its instructions for the oath.
Since the fire on June 23, investigators have determined that there was excessive rubbing between a seal that’s part of an engine rotor and a piece of hard plastic designed to absorb the contact.
U.S. airstrikes in Iraq have set up an operational framework for how they may expand the mission into Syria.
The United States has destroyed well over 100 vehicles operated by Islamic State militants in a month.
The plane left this morning from Rochester, N.Y., and was bound for Naples, Fla.