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Daily Defense News Is Up and Running

Headshot__George_McGinn.jpgHello,

During the past several days you may have gotten Word Press’s Suspended Account screen while trying to access this site.

I have contacted support and they said that this site was “mistakenly flagged by our automated anti-spam controls. We have reviewed your site and have removed the suspension notice.”

So we are back up and running, and will continue to gather defense and military news from all over the country (soon to be worldwide) as I add other countries such as Pakistan, Afghanistan, ISL, India, and other’s who provide news about their defense programs and military capabilities.

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Dempsey: Iraqi Forces Not Driven From Ramadi, They Drove Out of Ramadi

 

By Jim Garamone
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

BRUSSELS, May 20, 2015 – Iraqi security forces weren’t “driven from” Ramadi, they “drove out of Ramadi,” the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today.

Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey told reporters traveling with him that he has said from the start that the mission against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant would take years to accomplish.

“At the start I said three years,” he said. “That still might be the case, we may be able to achieve our objectives in three years. But I said then, and I reiterate now, that there may be tactical exchanges — some of which go the way of Iraqi security forces and others which go the way of ISIL. But the coalition has all the strategic advantages over time.”

Time will tell, the general said, and time is also a factor because the key to victory is not just military success on the battlefield, but the ability of the Iraqi government to draw the various groups in the country back together.
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Soldier Missing from Korean War Accounted For


The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that the remains of a U.S. soldier, missing from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

 

Army Cpl. Francis D. Knobel of La Crosse, Wisconsin, will be buried May 21, in Arlington National Cemetery. In December 1950, Knobel was a member of Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, operating along the eastern side of the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea. On Dec. 12, 1950, following the battle, Knobel was one of many men reported missing in action.

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The DoD Today (May 18, 2015)

  

 

 

Today in the Department of Defense, 5/19/2015
05/18/2015 05:08 PM CDT



Today in the Department of Defense, Tuesday, May 19, 2015

 

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter welcomes Tomasz Siemoniak, Poland’s defense minister, to the Pentagon with an honor cordon at 9:45 a.m. EDT at the Pentagon River Entrance. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Pentagon River Parking Pedestrian Bridge only. Plan to arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for escort to the cordon.

 

Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey have no public or media events on their schedules.

 

Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall discusses the Defense Department’s focus on innovation at 8:15 a.m. EDT at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, McLean, Virginia.

 

Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Sandy Winnefeld provides keynote remarks at 10 a.m. EDT at the Center for Strategic and International Studies Future of Missile Defense conference, 1616 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, District of Columbia.

 

Gen. John Kelly, commander, U.S. Southern Command, provides remarks at 4:30 p.m. EDT at the Atlantic Council on the future of U.S. defense cooperation in Latin America, 1030 15th St. NW, Washington, District of Columbia.

 

Use Pick a Day to go to a different day. Check Other Events for additional listings, including air shows, band concerts, Congressional hearings, reunions and much more.



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Defense Early Bird Briefs – May 4, 2015


The following information was collected and compiled by the editors of the Defense and Military Times magazine. Known as the Early Bird Briefs, this was edited by Oriana Pawlyk (opawlyk@militarytimes.com) from The Military Times Magazine. I present it here as it appears from my email.

The editors over at the Military Times compile news by branch of service, by country, by industry contracts, by pending legislation in Congress or the Senate, etc. from many major news outlets, major blogs, and from the Department of Defense and its own publication, Military Times. 

Here are the Top 5. Click on “Continue Reading” link will take you to the rest of today’s news.

** Note: The Military Times is not affiliated with any government site. While there might be links to government sites, Military Times is published by Gannett Government Media, which is a subsidiary of Gannett Co., Inc.

TODAY’S TOP FIVE NEWS STORIES:


(Military Times) There are 142 U.S. service members currently involved in earthquake relief efforts in Nepal, according to U.S. Pacific Command. That breaks down to 86 Marines, 38 soldiers and 18 airmen, PACOM spokesman Army Maj. David Eastburn told Military Times on Sunday. 
 
(Los Angeles Times) A shadowy new pro-government force has been deployed in the embattled Yemeni port city of Aden, according to reports Sunday, sparking speculation that ground troops from the Saudi-led coalition may have joined the battle against Houthi rebels and their allies. Saudi Arabia, however, denied that it had sent ground forces to Aden or any other part of Yemen. 
 
(USA Today) Afghan security forces have suffered record casualties this year as they combat Taliban rebels largely without the benefit of U.S. air power and other international military support they had come to rely on in the past, U.S. and Afghan officials said. 
 
(Stars & Stripes) With live explosives, smoke and rocket fire from helicopter gunships, American troops and their international partners are trying to give Iraqi soldiers a realistic idea of what they can expect when they take on Islamic State militants. 
 
(Defense News) Gen. Joseph Dunford, the commandant of the Marine Corps, is at the top of the list to become the next Joint Chiefs chairman, according to several sources. 



This Week in Defense News with Vago Muraudian

 
(Defense News) The Atlantic Council’s Steve Grundman and Capital Alpha Partners’ Byron Callan discuss Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s recently unveiled cyber initiative for the Pentagon. 
 
(Defense News) Maj. Gen. Robert Walsh, director of Navy expeditionary warfare, on how the Marine Corps is improving its amphibious skills. 
 
(Defense News) Rear Adm. Joseph Tofalo, director of Navy undersea warfare, on core missile sub requirements. 
 
(Defense News) Culture change is needed at the Pentagon and Silicon Valley for Ash Carter’s new cyber strategy to succeed. 


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DoD Warns Troops & Families to be Cyber Crime Smart

(U.S. Defense Department graphic illustration by Regina Ali/Released)
(U.S. Defense Department graphic illustration by Regina Ali/Released)

Posted on April 13, 2015 by Yolanda R. Arrington

Defense Department employees and their families should be vigilant when guarding personal and work information from expanding cyber-criminal activity, and to know how to recognize scammer tactics, according to DoD’s chief information officer.

Terry A. Halvorsen issued a DoD-wide memorandum March 18 about the  growing threat of cybercrime “phishing” and “spear phishing” in emails, on social media sites and through phone calls.

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DoD Report: Coalition Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq

This report is from the  DoD News, Defense Media Activity for U.S. Department of Defense. This information has recently been updated, and is now available.

04/07/2015 06:12 PM CDT

DoD News, Defense Media Activity


SOUTHWEST ASIA, April 7, 2015 – U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.

Officials reported details of the latest strikes, which took place between 8 a.m. yesterday and 8 a.m. today, local time, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.


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