“This is their fight, but we’re going to help them in their fight,” Kerry said.
DOD adjusted the locations after conducting a periodic review that involved joint staff, combatant commands and military services
The Defense Department is adding the synthetic drug to its list of restricted chemicals.
“This transfer and resettlement constitutes a significant milestone in our effort to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay,” Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said in a statement.
Three bombs have rocked the North African country in less than a week.
The Pentagon reported earlier this year that roughly 26,000 military members may have been sexually assaulted in 2012.
Chuck Hagel said that “2013 has been a challenging year for the DoD,” but added that “we are beginning to turn a page on the prolong period of fiscal uncertainty.”
A Defense Official confirmed with TRNS that this would bring US troops casualties to 130 for 2013
Under the proposed budget deal, the Pentagon would receive $520.5 billion in 2014, just shy of the $527 billion requested by Obama
There will be no US troops involved in the military assistance but rather aircraft to transport African troops to the region