|Urgent Action Needed as Violence Soars in War-torn Syria - United Nations Secretary-General Guterres has called for an immediate and unconditional de-escalation of violence in Syria as civilians in the war-torn country suffer through one of the most violent periods in nearly seven years of conflict. |
|Soldier Takes Aim Toward DoD Warrior Games and Beyond -
Have you ever wanted something so badly that you would do just about anything to obtain it?
|Mattis to Reaffirm Partnerships, Alliances During Trip to Europe - Defense Secretary James N. Mattis departs tomorrow for a trip to reaffirm key partnerships and alliances in Europe.
|Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq - Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continue to strike Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets in designated parts of Syria and Iraq.|
|Syria: Life Nightmare for Children in East Ghouta - Following reports that dozens of children have been killed in violence this week alone in Syria, a senior United Nations official on Friday stressed the need for unconditional evacuations of sick and wounded children from East Ghouta and other sieged areas. |
|Pentagon Official Describes Response to Attack by Pro-Regime Syrian Forces - When Syrian pro-regime forces attacked Syrian Democratic Forces yesterday, they moved in a battalion-sized unit formation supported by artillery, tanks, multiple-launch rocket systems and mortars, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White told reporters today. |
|Mattis Clears Up DACA Deportation for Service Members - U.S. service members who are a part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program cannot be deported, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told Pentagon reporters today. |
|Bangladesh Fully Committed to UN Peacekeeping - UN peacekeeping is a very important component of keeping the world safe and secure, and Bangladesh remains fully committed to contributing men - and increasingly women - to serve.|
|Democracy Under Assault in Maldives - The declaration of the state of emergency in the Maldives by President Abdulla Yameen and the resulting suspension of constitutional guarantees have undermined the checks and balances necessary in any functioning democracy.|
|UN Marks Safer Internet Day - Every half a second, every day, a child goes online for the first time - tapping into all the great opportunities the Internet has to offer, but facing grave risks, the United Nations Childrens Fund said Tuesday, calling for urgent action to protect them from sexual exploitation, cyberbullying and the misuse of their private information. |
|UN: Let Olympic Flame Shine as a Beacon to Human Solidarity - This week the world will gather in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea, for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, unified in what United Nations Secretary-General Guterres called the Olympic Spirit: in solidarity; mutual respect; and friendly competition. |
|300 Child Soldiers Released by Armed Groups in South Sudan - Some 300 child soldiers, including 87 girls, were formally released by armed groups in South Sudan.|
|Reservists Continue to Deliver Aid to Haiti -
Air Force reservists from the 315th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, delivered nearly 100,000 pounds of humanitarian aid to Haiti, Feb. 3-4.
|Navy Aircraft Participate in Singapore Air Show - U.S. Navy aircraft are participating in the Singapore International Airshow held Feb 6-11 at the Changi National Exhibition Center here. |
|Coalition Strikes Target Terrorists in Yemen - U.S. forces conducted eight airstrikes in Yemen in December 2017 and 10 air strikes in January targeting both al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Yemen. |
|Mattis Urges Congress to Provide Budget Predictability for DoD - While the National Defense Strategy and the Nuclear Posture Review align with the presidents National Security Strategy, no strategy can survive without necessary stable, predictable funding, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said in a Capitol Hill hearing today.
|UN: Female Genital Mutilation Not Acceptable in the 21st Century - Speaking a day ahead of the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation, the United Nations youth envoy people underscored that the ghastly practice is an aversion to the human rights of millions and keeps them from achieving their full potential.|
|Field Artillery, Armor Troops Train Together in Germany -
A team of soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, trained with members of the 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, during a live-fire training exercise here, Feb. 2, 2018.
|Coalition Announces Shift in Focus as Iraq Campaign Progresses - Enabled by accelerated successes following the liberation of Mosul, the coalition will shift its focus in Iraq from enabling combat operations to sustaining military gains against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials announced today.|
|Cereal Prices Remain Stable, Dairy and Sugar Values Dip - UN - Global food prices have remained largely unchanged since December 2017, with January prices stable for cereals and vegetable oils; weaker for dairy and sugar values; and steady for meat, the United Nations agricultural agency said Thursday.|