Adversaries Pose Unconventional Threats in ‘Gray Zone,’ DOD Official S

The unconventional and insidious threat U.S. adversaries pose is in the “gray zone,” the space between U.S. traditional concepts of a peaceful state of affairs and full-scale war, a Defense Department official said. Theresa Whelan, principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense and global security, participated in a multidomain homeland defense panel discussion …

WWII Posters Aimed to Inspire, Encourage Service

A proliferation of colorful and striking posters emerged as, in effect, the social media of the time during World War II. Perhaps the most iconic was the Uncle Sam poster, created by James Montgomery Flagg and captioned: “I Want You for the U.S. Army.” Flagg actually created the poster during World War I, and due to …

U.S. Will Continue Defeat-ISIS Campaign, Official Says

The United States will continue its campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria from outside Syria, said a senior defense official who wished to remain anonymous, yesterday in Washington. “The Defeat-ISIS campaign will continue,” the official said in a background interview with Pentagon reporters. “The enduring defeat of ISIS remains one of our …

Employment Options, Tools Abound for Military Spouses

Military spouses looking for employment have a lot of options and a lot of tools available to them. During a briefing today at the Association of the U.S. Army 2019 Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, Lee Kelley, the Defense Department’s director of military community support programs in the Military Community and Family Policy Office, …

Turkish Invasion of Syria Upends Possibility of Peace in Region

The Turkish invasion of neighboring Syria has resulted in widespread casualties, large numbers of refugees, widespread destruction and growing insecurity, Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper said. The growing chaos in the region threatens to draw in American forces in the region, and as a result, President Donald J. Trump has ordered U.S. forces in …

Statement by Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper Regarding Turkey,

“Despite the opposition and repeated warnings from the United States and the international community, Turkish President Erdogan ordered a unilateral invasion of northern Syria that has resulted in widespread casualties, refugees, destruction, insecurity, and a growing threat to U.S. military forces. This unacceptable incursion has also undermined the successful multinational “Defeat ISIS” mission in Syria, …