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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: Iraq , Chuck Hagel , ISIL , Training , 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: Iraq , ISIL , Chuck Hagel , Martin Dempsey , Barack Obama , JJ Green

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

Pentagon skeptical of Iranian drone

Iran has long bragged about capturing a downed U.S. drone, and this week it unveiled what it called a reverse-engineered copy.

Tags: drone , Iran , DoD , JJ Green

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 09:15am EST

Cybersecurity troubles looming

The military is redoubling its efforts to look at cybersecurity.

Tags: Cybersecurity , DoD , JJ Green

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 09:29am EST

VA makes changes in time for Veterans Day

he Department of Veterans Affairs announced a reorganization Monday designed to make it easier for veterans to gain access to the sprawling department.

Tags: Robert McDonald , Veterans Affairs , JJ Green

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 06:23pm 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: Iraq , troops , Iraq Train and Equip Fund , JJ Green

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

The Taliban winning and losing

The Taliban are able to launch suicide attacks and over-run small villages in remote areas, but when it comes to taking over Afghanistan, Gen. John Campbell commander of ISAF and U.S. forces-Afghanistan says the only real success the Taliban have been able to achieve lately is the media war.

Tags: Taliban , ISAF , Afghanistan , John Campbell , JJ Green

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 10:54am EST

Is Hagel's job secure?

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has postponed a trip overseas to Burma and Vietnam. Why did he do that? A defense department official said it was driven by new and significant demands being placed on the Secretary's schedule.

Tags: Chuck Hagel , congressional hearing , JJ Green

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 01:10pm EST

Tunisia's defense minister visits the US

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel met with the Tunisian Minister of Defense Ghazi Jeribi at the Pentagon on Monday. They discussed ways in which the U.S. and Tunisia could cooperate in fighting terrorism, given continuing instability in the region.

Tags: Tunisia , Al Qaeda , Chuck Hagel , ISIL , Ghazi Jeribi , JJ Green

Tuesday - 11/04/2014, 09:01am EST

Comey tackles terrorism

FBI Director James Comey will deliver a keynote counterterrorism speech in New York City at Fordham Law School on Monday. With the rise of Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria, international terrorism remains a key national security and law enforcement dilemma for the U.S. and its allies.

Tags: James Comey , counterterrorism , ISIL , ISIS , Fordham , New York City , JJ Green

Monday - 11/03/2014, 08:52am EST
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