|Human Rights Experts Denounce Trump's Attacks Against Media - The United Nations expert on free expression has condemned President Donald Trumps repeated attacks on the press, warning that the US leaders rhetoric is eroding public trust in the media and could spark violence against journalists. |
|National Security Agency, Cybercom Defend Against Election Meddling - Russia and other malign actors continue to try to subvert American elections, and the Department of Homeland Security, law enforcement agencies and the intelligence community are working together to prevent foreign interference in the mid-term elections, officials said at the White House this afternoon. |
|DNA Testing To Begin Immediately on Remains From North Korea - DNA testing will begin immediately on the 55 boxes of service members remains returned to the United States this week from North Korea, where they were contained since the fall of 1950, Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency officials told reporters at the Pentagon today. |
|NATO Using New Mission Set to Address Southern Flank - Peace, stability and the rule of law are at the heart of security, and the NATO alliance is using a non-traditional effort called NATO Strategic Direction South to encourage this process.|
|UN Condemns Violence in Zimbabwe - After reported attacks on demonstrators protesting election results in Zimbabwe that have left three dead, the United Nations called on the countrys leaders on Wednesday to reject any form of violence.|
|UN Condemns Attacks on Civilian Infrastructure in Yemen - Ongoing violence and attacks on civilian infrastructure in Hudaydah directly threaten hundreds of thousands of children and their families in Yemen, according to the head of the United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) in a statement released on Wednesday|
|UN Seeks to Protect Children in Occupied Palestinian Territory - Childrens rights continue to be violated in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and Israel, according to three leading UN officials in the region who on Wednesday called on all parties responsible to take concrete and immediate steps to "allow children to live free of fear and to realize all their rights." |
|Students Can Now Build Their Own Rover Model - Have you ever wondered what it takes to build a machine like NASAs Curiosity rover, part of the Mars Science Laboratory project? Now students, hobbyists and enthusiasts can get a taste of what it is like to construct a scaled-down version of a rover using plans and instructions from JPLs Open Source Rover Project.|
|NASA's MISR Views Raging Fires in California - More than a dozen wildfires are burning in the state of California, with several of them threatening life and property.|
|Report Confirms Civilian Casualties in Defeat ISIS Campaign -
A recent report confirms the unintentional deaths of 105 civilians in June as a result of coalition operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a total that includes 77 deaths reported by Amnesty International, the deputy commander for strategy and support for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve told Pentagon reporters today.
|Security Forces Continue Pursuit of ISIS Remnants - Iraqi security forces continue to pursue Islamic State of Iraq and Syria remnants in their country, destroying tunnels, weapons caches and explosives stockpiles, and arresting a number of suspected ISIS fighters, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve deputy commander for strategy and support told Pentagon reporters this morning.
|Agency Begins Process of Identifying Korean War Remains - All Americans welcome the return of remains from the Korean War.
|Shanahan Discusses Medical Readiness, DHA Transfer at Womack -
Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan visited Womack Army Medical Center here July 26 for an update on how the Defense Health Agency and the military services are collaborating on the integration of the Military Health System.
|Coalition Strikes Continue Against ISIS Targets in Iraq, Syria - Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continue to pursue the lasting defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in designated parts of Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. |
|NATO Stepping Forward on Training Mission to Iraq - NATOs Allied Joint Force Command in Naples is stepping out smartly to establish the alliance training mission in Iraq, said Navy Adm. James Foggo, the commander of the Joint Force Command, in a recent interview. |
|UN Calls for Fair Election in Mali - On the eve of Malis crucial presidential election, the United Nations Secretary-General said that despite clear security challenges, voters in the arid African nation of around 18 million, needed to ensure that the key poll was first and foremost "an important celebration of democracy." |
|Mattis, Omani Foreign Minister Discuss Defense Relationship - Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Omani Foreign Affairs Minister Yusuf bin Alawi discussed a range of regional security issues as well as ways to strengthen the two countries defense relationship during their meeting at the Pentagon today, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said in a statement. |
|Communications Key in Solving International Disputes, Mattis Says -
Reopening communications at the top line between the United States and nations such as Russia is essential in solving disagreements, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told Pentagon reporters today.
|UN Committed to Continue to Support Pakistan's Electoral Commission - The United Nations Secretary-General has congratulated the people of Pakistan for "exercising their constitutional right to vote" on Wednesday, thereby reaffirming "their commitment to a democratic Pakistan."|
|UN Marks 'World Day Against Human Trafficking' - Ahead of the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the UN human rights expert on the issue emphasized on Friday that both victims and potential victims rights must be upheld - especially women and children - and appealed for all States to prevent and combat the global scourge.|