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Pentagon Opens All Military Service Positions to Women

“Those who serve are not judged based on who they are or where they come from, but rather what they offer to help defend this country,” said Carter.

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Pentagon Briefing Notes – Dec. 2, 2015

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Spokesperson for Operation Inherent Resolve Army Col. Steve Warren briefed reporters via teleconference at the Pentagon.

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Defense Sec: New “Targeting Force” To Deploy To Iraq And Syria

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The force “will over time be able to conduct raids, free hostages, gather intelligence and capture” members of the Islamic State, Sec. Carter said.

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US-Led Coalition Against IS to ‘Continue as Planned’ After Turkish Border Dispute With Russia

A spokesman for the US-led military campaign against IS confirmed Turkish claims that the downed Russian warplane was given ten warnings over a period of five minutes.

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Pentagon Briefing Notes – Nov. 20, 2015

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Spokesperson for U.S. Central Command Army Col. Pat Ryder spoke to reporters at the Pentagon via teleconference from Baghdad.

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Defense Sec: “Prepared To Change The Rules Of Engagement” In IS Fight

Ashton Carter at his Senate Armed Services confirmation hearing, Feb. 4, 2015. (Photo by James Cullum)

Critics of the Obama administration’s rules of engagement have said its strict rules to avoid civilian casualties are too restrictive and limit capabilities.

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Pentagon Briefing Notes – Nov. 18, 2015

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Spokesperson for Operation Inherent Resolve Army Col. Steve Warren briefed reporters via teleconference at the Pentagon.

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Pentagon Briefing Notes – Nov. 17, 2015

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Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook briefed reporters on a range of material.

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Five Guantanamo Inmates Transferred To United Arab Emirates

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The inmates are Yemeni and because current law bans the transfer of prisoners to countries designates as war zones, they could not be repatriated.

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Defense Sec. to France: We ‘Stand By Our Oldest Ally’

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Following a series of deadly terrorist attacks that shook Paris Friday night, Sec. Carter said the DOD is “committed to helping France in any way.”

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