Army Gen. John Campbell assumed command of
NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and US Forces in
Afghanistan on Tuesday, relieving Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, who has held the joint
command for 18 months.
B-52s and B-1Bs recently conducted the first
integrated standoff weapons exercise to share tactics, techniques and
procedures and to improve their capabilities to employ the long-range
The US Navy is hosting regular staff discussions
with Chinese People’s Liberation Army counterparts at the Pentagon this week in
order to share concerns about air and maritime activities in the Western
Pacific, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters on Tuesday.
Barack Obama Tuesday announced a series of actions designed to address
continued concerns over the quality of healthcare US service members and
Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby on
Tuesday confirmed reports the United Arab Emirates and Egypt carried out
airstrikes against Islamist militias in Libya without US support.
The US has begun surveillance flights over Syria—a
potential precursor to airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and
Syria terrorist group, according to the Associated Press, which cited unnamed military sources.
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