Petty Officer 1st Class Charles Keating IV, 31, of San Diego, Calif., was part of a quick reaction force responding to a call for help from an advise and assist team near Tal Asquf, Iraq, when he was killed by gunfire Tuesday, the spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve told reporters Wednesday.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with defense ministers
from the “core” countries contributing to the campaign against ISIS on
Wednesday, calling it a “very strong, free-flowing working session.”
The biggest change in Operation Inherent Resolve, from
an air perspective, is that ISIS is no longer just looked at as a
terrorist group, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh said Tuesday.
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