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Irregular Warfare Alert

July 13, 2015 | Daily News

The head of U.S. Army Forces Europe said decisions are coming due soon for a plan to train regular Ukrainian army troops in their fight against Russian-backed separatists.

July 07, 2015 | Daily News

The Pentagon is training about 60 Syrian fighters to battle the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant -- an amount much smaller than hoped for, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told disappointed lawmakers Tuesday.

July 06, 2015 | Daily News

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is no longer a terrorist group, but a "terrorist army" with the capacity to act as a classical army, France's Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in a joint July 6 press conference with U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter.

June 24, 2015 | Daily News

The House Armed Services Committee intends to take a closer look at how effective the United States efforts are to train and equip its allies, according to the panel's chairman, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX). 

June 19, 2015 | Inside the Army

Pentagon leaders told Congress last week they are changing the planning process for choosing which troops will deploy overseas to account for the diverse types of conflicts facing the nation.

June 12, 2015 | Daily News

The Pentagon has released a detailed cost analysis of U.S. operations to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, which has totaled $2.74 billion from Aug. 8, 2014, to June 4, 2015, at an average daily cost of $9.1 million.

June 10, 2015 | Daily News

President Obama has authorized the Pentagon to deploy up to 450 additional U.S. personnel for a "non-combat role" to expand the training and advising of the Iraqi army, according to a Defense Department statement.

May 26, 2015 | Daily News

The Marine Corps is establishing a Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force unit to support U.S. Southern Command, with Marines set to deploy to Central America over the next few weeks, the service announced this week.

May 11, 2015 | Daily News

The Defense Department intends to shift $360 million toward the training and equipping of vetted Syrian rebels to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, according to a prior approval reprogramming request sent to Congress.

April 17, 2015 | Inside the Army

A social-science pilot program in the Pacific was included in the Army's unfunded-requirements list recently sent to lawmakers, but service leaders have yet to commit to carrying out the project.

April 03, 2015 | Inside the Army

Defense officials have floated a legislative proposal that would end, within three years, reimbursements to Pakistan for its combat operations against certain terrorist groups.

March 24, 2015 | Daily News

The White House announced Tuesday that the United States would pause its plans to reduce its current force levels in Afghanistan to 5,500 troops in 2015, opting instead to maintain 9,800 American troops through the end of the year.

March 13, 2015 | Daily News

The Pentagon is shifting management of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization from the Army to the office of the under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics (AT&L), according to a recent memo Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work sent to congressional defense leaders.

March 03, 2015 | Daily News

Recently unclassified documents exemplify the U.S. military's long-standing and continual inaccuracy in reporting the strength of Afghan National Security Forces, according to a March 3 report from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.

February 24, 2015 | Daily News

A recent report laying out a plan to reduce the end strength of the Afghan National Security Forces has the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction worried about the United States' ability to anticipate costs supporting those forces, according to a Feb. 19 letter sent to the top two U.S. generals in Afghanistan.

February 19, 2015 | Daily News

U.S. Central Command is planning an operation this spring that calls for preparing 20,000 to 25,000 Iraqi and Kurdish forces to take Mosul, Iraq, back from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, a CENTCOM official speaking on condition of anonymity told reporters on Thursday afternoon.

February 12, 2015 | Daily News

The Marine Corps' crisis-response force supporting U.S. Africa Command expanded its mission set during a recent deployment by providing tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel in the region, according to a service official.

February 11, 2015 | Daily News

President Obama's new proposal for an authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant would sunset in three years and prohibit "enduring offensive ground combat operations," according to draft documents that have begun circulating on Capitol Hill.

February 11, 2015 | Daily News

The top two members of the House Armed Services Committee introduced a bill Monday that would authorize up to $1 billion a year until 2017 in lethal assistance for Ukraine to fight Russian separatists.

February 04, 2015 | Daily News

Defense secretary nominee Ashton Carter told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday that he is "very much inclined" to support providing lethal arms to the Ukrainian military in its fight against Russian-backed separatists.

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