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Mattis Humbled by Selfless, Diverse U.S. Military Force

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said his recent presence at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, is an example of how Americans can help bridge political gaps.

SOP newswireBomb-making materials, weapons seized from two Rashid District mosques - BAGHDAD — Iraqi Security Forces and Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers entered two mosques in the Rashid District of the Iraqi capital June 27-28 and uncovered two weapons caches.
SOP newswireTroops Put Pressure on Insurgents During Operation Phantom Thunder - Coalition and Iraqi troops working together have led successful operations recently in Baqubah, Mosul, Anbar and Diyala provinces, and north of Baghdad, Army Brig. Gen. Kevin Bergner said.
SOP newswireNight air assault mission nets insurgents - FOB KALSU " U.S. Paratroopers targeted an insurgent stronghold nicknamed "Hawaii" outside of Mahmudiyah Saturday.
SOP newswireTraining Chief Says, Time Needed to Build Iraqi Forces - While Iraqi forces are progressing, it will take time before they are fully ready to shoulder the security burden, the man in charge of training Iraqi Army and police said today.
SOP newswireTroops Find Execution House, Illegal Prison in Baqubah, ARROWHEAD RIPPER - Iraqi security forces and Task Force Lightning soldiers discovered an execution house and an illegal prison in the Baqubah neighborhood of Khatoon yesterday during the sixth day of Operation Arrowhead Ripper.
SOP newswireIA, CF discover IED factory after receiving tips - TIKRIT, Iraq – Iraqi Army and Coalition Forces conducted a joint raid, discovering a large factory used to make home-made explosives, improvised explosive devices and vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices Saturday, in Mosul, Iraq
SOP newswireHeightened Operations in Iraq Continue - WASHINGTON, June 22, 2007 – Coalition forces continue to kill and detain suspected terrorists and discover weapons caches during ongoing missions within Operation Phantom Thunder, a large-scale operation targeting
SOP newswireIraqi Army kill al-Qaeda gunmen during checkpoint attack - TIKRIT, Iraq – Iraqi Army Soldiers killed 11 al-Qaeda gunmen and an IED emplacer during an attack on an Iraqi Army checkpoint near Khalis June 20.
SOP newswireCF, ISF searches yield torture chamber, bomb-rigged houses in Baqouba - BAQOUBA, Iraq – On day four of Operation Arrowhead Ripper, Task Force Lightning and Iraqi soldiers continued sweeping through Baqouba, Iraq, to root out al-Qaida in Iraq.
SOP newswireTerrorist fires on own family during raid - BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition Forces killed two terrorists and detained 29-suspected terrorists during operations targeting al-Qaeda in Iraq and its foreign fighter network Friday.
SOP newswireMortar systems and weapons seized in Rashid as clearing continues - BAGHDAD " Multinational Division-Baghdad Soldiers discovered two caches during clearing operations in the eastern portion of the Rashid District of the Iraqi capital June 21.
SOP newswireU.S., Iraqi Troops Rescue Malnourished Boys From Baghdad Orphanage - U.S. and Iraqi army forces found an orphanage housing 24 severely malnourished and abused boys in Baghdad’s Fajr neighborhood June 10, military officials reported today.
SOP newswireWisconsin, Michigan Guard Search for Missing Boy - Two Wisconsin National Guard helicopters and another chopper from the Michigan Guard have been assisting in the search for a Wood County, Wis., boy missing since June 14,
SOP newswireIraq Operations, Arrowhead Ripper - The beginning of a new offensive targeting al Qaeda in the Iraqi city of Baqubah highlights recent operations reported by military officials in Iraq.
SOP newswireal-Qaeda, Task Force Lightning strikes - BAQOUBA, Iraq " Task Force Lightning commenced Operation Arrowhead Ripper today in a large-scale effort to eliminate al-Qaeda in Iraq terrorists operating in Baqouba and its surrounding areas.
SOP newswireCoalition Trains Afghan Police in Special Weapons, Tactics - KABUL, Afghanistan, June 18, 2007 – The battle against the Taliban is an ongoing fight throughout Afghanistan. One of the groups leading the charge against the terrorists and insurgents is the Afghan National Police.
SOP newswire11 suspected VBIED cell members detained - BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition Forces detained 11 suspected terrorists during operations Sunday and Monday to disrupt the al-Qaeda vehicle-borne improvised explosive device network in Baghdad.
SOP newswireISF continue string of successes with smuggler's haul; cache find - RABIYAH, Iraq Iraqi Police working at the Rabiyah Port of Entry discovered money, gold and jewelry being smuggled into Iraq during a standard search of incoming vehicles June 16.
SOP newswireArmy Continues Working to Improve Warfighters Gear, Equipment - Today"s soldiers have the best equipment available, and the Army keeps striving to improve it, the general who oversees the equipping effort said.
SOP newswire3-1 Cav. arrests four after extended observation - FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq — Four men were arrested after their vehicle was tracked for an extended period Wednesday afternoon east of Baghdad.
SOP newswireMarine-Base Housing Contained Drinking Water Contaminated with Tetrachloroethylene For 30 years - ATLANTA - Water in the drinking water system for the Tarawa Terrace family housing area at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, affecting possibly 75,000 residents
SOP newswireSuicide Car Bomb Attack Foiled By Iraqi Security Forces - BAGHDAD " Iraqi Security Forces prevented a suicide car bomb attack on a Coalition forces combat outpost in Khan Bani Sa"ad, located in the Diyala province, Tuesday.
SOP newswireSoldiers Seize, Destroy Bomb Factory in Baghdad - BAGHDAD " Multi-National Division-Baghdad Soldiers seized a bomb-making factory along with a large weapons cache while on patrol in eastern Rashid District here Monday.
SOP newswireCamp Lejeune, North Carolina Federal Health Agency Completes Analyses Drinking Water - ATLANTA " The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) concludes in its analyses of the Tarawa Terrace drinking water system, at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
SOP newswireBomb-Making Factory Seized in Iraq: Eleven Terrorists Held - Coalition forces detained 11 suspected terrorists during operations targeting al Qaeda in Iraq operations in the Baghdad area today.
SOP newswireBaghdad neighborhood: Iraqi troops lead security searches - BAGHDAD — Iraqi Army troops and Coalition Soldiers conducted a joint security operation in the Hor Al Bosh neighborhood of Baghdad Wednesday.
SOP newswireCommunication Still Key to Success - During World War I, a battalion advanced too far into enemy lines and came under a barrage of friendly artillery fire.
SOP newswireThe New Face of the War in Iraq - It's been six days since the sniper was last active, but soldiers with Troop C, 6th Squadron, 9th U.S. Cavalry Regiment, are sure he's out there somewhere, waiting.
SOP newswireSix al-Qaeda suspects captured - BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition Forces captured six suspected terrorists Sunday morning during operations that continue to deny safe haven to members of the al-Qaeda in Iraq terrorist network.
SOP newswireU.S. Navy Awards Northrop Grumman $191 Million Long-Lead Material Contract for DDG 1000 - The U.S. Navy today awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) a $191 million contract modification for procurement of long-
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