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Iraqi training gets early start

The U.S. military is accelerating its efforts to train and advise Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State militants.

Tags: Chuck Hagel , ISIL , training , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Tuesday - 11/18/2014, 05:54pm EST

Iraq conflict expected to be long

The Pentagon has warned Congress that the long, drawn-out military campaign against Islamic State militants is just beginning and could expand to include modest numbers of U.S. forces fighting alongside Iraqi troops.

Tags: ISIL , Chuck Hagel , Martin Dempsey , Barack Obama , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Friday - 11/14/2014, 09:19am EST

Up to 1500 US troops headed to Iraq

Troops will be sent over the next few months in a non-combat role to expand the U.S. advise and assist mission and initiate a comprehensive training effort for Iraqi forces.

Tags: troops , Iraq Train and Equip Fund , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Monday - 11/10/2014, 08:50am EST

Hagel meets with Kodheli

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel met with Albania's Minister of Defense Mimi Kodheli Monday at the Pentagon. Hagel thanked Minister Kodheli for her leadership in Albania's generous support to the government of Iraq through resupply donations.

Tags: Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green , Chuck Hagel , Mimi Kodheli , Albania , ISIL

Friday - 10/31/2014, 11:44am EDT

US spending on ISIL growing

How much has the U.S. spent on the campaign against Islamic State Group?

Tags: ISIL , John Kirby , Barack Obama , Syria , spending , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 08:45am EDT

Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army

Only a few weeks ago, Army leadership was planning to shrink its force to levels unseen since before World War II. But that was before Islamic State terrorists threatened to take over Iraq and Syria, before Russia invaded Ukraine and before the U.S. began deploying 4,000 troops to West Africa to help control the Ebola outbreak. Now the Army's Chief of Staff, Gen. Ray Odierno, suggests the Army and political leaders need to rethink their plans. He spoke with Emily Kopp at the Association of the Army Expo about the Army's next steps.

Tags: Ray Odierno , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Army , AUSA , Islamic State , Syria ,

Tuesday - 10/14/2014, 01:01pm EDT
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Obama discussing strategy

Could the U.S. strategy to fight ISIL be changing?

Tags: strategy , ISIL , Barack Obama , Syria , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 05:09pm EDT

GAO: Length of DoD withdrawal from Afghanistan to surpass Iraq

The Department of Defense expects a longer and possibly a more costly withdrawal of Army and Marine Corps equipment from Afghanistan than in Iraq, according to a Government Accountability Office report released on Tuesday.

Tags: Jory Heckman , Afghanistan , DoD , GAO , Army , Marine Corps

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 12:05pm EDT

Obama busy with bilateral meetings

President Barack Obama is going to holding a number of bilateral meetings this week on the sidelines of this week's UN meetings.

Tags: Barack Obama , United Nations , Felipe VI , Spain , Haider al-Abadi , Hailemariam Desalegn , Abdelfattah Al Sisi , Benjamin Netanyahu , Ethiopia , Egypt , Israel , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Tuesday - 09/23/2014, 10:35am EDT

Kerry chairs U.N. debate on Iraq

Secretary of State John Kerry will chair a ministerial debate of the United Nations Security Council today.

Tags: United Nations , John Kerry , debate , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Friday - 09/19/2014, 08:53am EDT
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