Monthly Archives: February 2017

Vietnam-era propeller planes already have carried out airstrikes against the Islamic State.

Mattis gave a full-throated defense of 'soft power' spending in 2013.

The Trump administration’s choice to become the next Navy secretary has pulled his name from consideration, the Pentagon said Sunday, the second nominee to head a military service who has bowed out in recent weeks. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis announced that Philip Bilden, a private equity fund manager, had withdrawn his name in a decision […]

The Pentagon has instructed defense officials to use the acronym ISIS, not ISIL, when referring to the Islamic State, abandoning the convention of the Obama administration and embracing the term preferred by President Trump. In a memo signed last week, a senior Defense Department official informed military departments to adopt the new term as they communicate […]

"Never has the government openly challenged the idea of a free press,” said retired Navy admiral William H. McRaven, chancellor of the University of Texas System.

'It brings a lot of assets and a lot of attributes that would aid in the fight there,' a general said.

The role for the U.S. Joint Terminal Attack Controllers is now more traditional, and similar to what was seen during the height of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

There appears to be eight buildings on three different islands.

Former Defense Secretary Ashton Carter chose not to act on one related proposal last year.

After his discharge, Robert Hester of Missouri was ready to strike a military base or a civilian target in support of ISIS, court documents say.

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