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DoD Announces Update to the DoD Law of War Manual

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 23:01
Today, the Department of Defense released an update to the 2015 Law of War manual.The manual is a guide for DoD personnel responsible for implementing the law of war and executing military operations. The current manual was released in June 2015 after a multi-year effort by military and civilian lawyers from across the Defense Department to develop
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General Officer Assignments

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 14:25
The chief of staff, Air Force announced the following assignments:Brig. Gen. Kenneth T. Bibb, Jr., vice commander, 618th Air Operations Center (Tanker Airlift Control Center), Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, to commander, 618th Air Operations Center (Tanker Airlift Control Center), Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base,
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Statement by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on Rep. Mark Takai

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 12:24
 I was saddened to learn of the passing of Congressman Mark Takai. Congressman Takai served the people of Hawaii and the nation from the state capitol in Honolulu ,to the halls of Congress, to the deserts of Kuwait, where he served as an Army National Guardsman.  As a National Guard officer, he served with distinction for 17 years, almost to the
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General Officer Assignments

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 09:29
The chief of staff, Army announces the following officer assignments:Maj. Gen. Paul M. Benenati, U.S. Army Reserve, commander (Troop Program Unit), U.S. Army Reserve Support Command, First U.S. Army; and deputy commander (Troop Program Unit), First U.S. Army, Rock Island, Illinois, to deputy chief of staff, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command,
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Readout of Secretary Carter's meeting with Australian Minister for Defense Marise Payne

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 16:19
 Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense Ash Carter met today with Australian Minister for Defense Marise Payne on the margins of the C-ISIL Ministerial in Washington, D.C. Secretary Carter and Minister Payne discussed a range of security issues during their meeting, including their mutual commitment
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Readout of Secretary of Defense Ash Carter's Meeting with Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Mohammed bin Salman

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 15:12
Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook provided the following readout:‎ Today Secretary of Defense Ash Carter met with Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Mohammed bin Salman of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the margins of the counter-ISIL Defense Ministerial held in Washington DC. The secretary thanked Deputy Crown Prince bin Salman for
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Readout of Secretary Carter's Meeting with French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 11:38
Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook provided the following readout:       Secretary of Defense Ash Carter met with French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian today at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington ahead of the latest counter-ISIL defense ministerial. Secretary Carter offered his deepest condolences to the French people and government in
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Readout of Secretary Carter's Call with Turkish Minister of Defense Fikri Işik

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 16:27
Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense Ash Carter spoke today by telephone with Turkish Minister of Defense Fikri Işik.  Secretary Carter reiterated the support of the United States for Turkey's democratically elected civilian government and the rule of law. For his part, Minister Işik expressed his
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Readout of Deputy Secretary Bob Work's Meeting with Latvian Minister of Defense Raimonds Bergmanis

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 15:27
Pentagon Deputy Press Secretary Gordon Trowbridge provided the following readout: Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work met with Latvian Minister of Defense Raimonds Bergmanis today at the Pentagon in Washington, DC. Deputy Secretary Work reaffirmed the United States' iron-clad commitment to upholding NATO's Article 5 obligations to defend the
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DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 13:00
The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.  1st Lt. Anais A. Tobar, 25, of Miami, Florida, died July 18 in Southwest Asia from a non-combat-related injury. She was assigned to the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. For more
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