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One Airdrop to Kurds Fighting in Kobani Intercepted

One Airdrop to Kurds Fighting in Kobani Intercepted

One bundle of weapons and medical supplies airdropped by U.S. forces to Kurdish fighters in Syria most likely fell into enemy hands, a Pentagon spokesman said today. The pallet was among 28 that were dropped by U.S. forces Oct. 19 […]


Anti-ISIS Strategy Working, Needs Patience, Austin Says

Anti-ISIS Strategy Working, Needs Patience, Austin Says

The strategy against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is working, but degrading and destroying the terror group will require “strategic patience,” Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III said today. Austin, the commander of U.S. Central Command, told […]


U.S., Saudi Arabia Conduct Airstrikes Against ISIL In Syria

U.S., Saudi Arabia Conduct Airstrikes Against ISIL In Syria

U.S. and Saudi Arabian military forces conducted eight airstrikes on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant targets in Syria yesterday and today, U.S. Central Command officials reported. Four airstrikes southwest of Kobani struck a large ISIL unit and a […]


Airstrikes Causing ISIL to Change Tactics

Airstrikes Causing ISIL to Change Tactics

Operations against the so-called Islamic State continue apace with 334 airstrikes against the terror group, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters at the Pentagon today. Those airstrikes, the admiral added, are causing the Islamic State of […]


US Reconsidering Troops Reductions In Europe

US Reconsidering Troops Reductions In Europe

NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe said today that Pentagon leaders are reviewing decisions to scale down U.S. military forces in Europe in light of the changing security environment on the continent triggered by Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula and […]


Armored Ground Vehicles Could Sprint, Dodge And Shield Their Way Out Of Danger

Armored Ground Vehicles Could Sprint, Dodge And Shield Their Way Out Of Danger

One of the key goals of DARPA’s Ground X-Vehicle Technology (GXV-T) program is improving the survivability of ground-based armored fighting vehicles by increasing vehicle agility. Vehicle agility involves the ability to autonomously avoid incoming threats, either by rapidly moving out […]


Obama Announces Counterterror Campaign Against ISIL

Obama Announces Counterterror Campaign Against ISIL

The United States will lead a broad coalition of nations to take the fight to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, President Barack Obama said in a nationally televised address tonight at the White House. The president vowed […]


Pentagon Notes ‘Exceptionally Capable’ Russian Force

Pentagon Notes ‘Exceptionally Capable’ Russian Force

The Russian troops amassed along the Ukrainian border have evolved to an exceptionally capable force, Defense Department spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren told Pentagon reporters today. While NATO estimates the number of Russian troops inside Ukraine number between 1,000 and […]


Pentagon: Russia Intensifies Efforts Inside Ukraine

Pentagon: Russia Intensifies Efforts Inside Ukraine

Russia continues to build up along its border with Ukraine and has moved sophisticated weapons systems into the country, the Pentagon press secretary said here today. Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters that Russian military forces are part of […]


 
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