Defense

May 30, 2014

Dempsey: Decision on troop levels in Afghanistan matches objectives with resources

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON – Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, issued the following statement today following President Barack Obama’s announcement of the post-2014 U.S. troop commitment to Afghanistan:

“Looking ahead to 2015, it’s clear that Afghanistan will be challenged with the multiple tasks of seating a new government, confronting persistent threats from those among the Taliban intent on denying Afghans basic human freedoms, and continuing the development of Afghan National Security Forces. These are significant transitions for a new government.

Today’s decision positions us to support these transitions. Militarily it aligns our objectives with the resources necessary to accomplish them. It builds on 12 years of effort and provides certainty so that we can continue to focus on the important work at hand in 2014 while planning for 2015 and 2016. It provides a blueprint for working regional issues with regional partners.

Importantly, we expect that this decision will encourage the continued commitment of our NATO allies and partners.

With the decision made, the men and women of our Armed Forces will “move out” to execute the missions assigned to us.”




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Headlines May 20, 2015

News: Top secret X-37B space plane blasts off on fourth mission - One of the most mysterious craft ever to go into orbit blasted off on a top secret mission this morning.   Business: R&D budget request rises for U.S. Special Operations - The leadership of U.S. Special Operations Command said the force and its acquisitions –...
 
 

News Briefs May 20, 2015

North Korea ‘many years’ from developing submarine missile A top U.S. military officer says North Korea is many years away from being able to launch ballistic missiles from a submarine. But vice chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. James Winnefeld, said May 19 such missiles could eventually present a hard-to-detect danger to...
 
 
Boeing photograph

Boeing-upgraded French AWACS take flight

Boeing photograph A French AWACS aircraft patrols the skies as part of a routine mission. The French AWACS fleet is in the midst of the Mid-Life Upgrade that modernizes the capabilities on board. Initial operating capability of...
 

 
CAE photograph

MH-60R FMS team supports Royal Australian Navy

CAE photograph A military representative ìfliesî the MH-60R Seahawk tactical operational flight trainer over Sydney, Australia, during a recent simulation event. In February, the Royal Australian Navy procured a trainer, simi...
 
 
boeing-E4B

Boeing returns Air Force E-4B aircraft to service ahead of schedule

Boeing recently completed maintenance on a U.S. Air Force E-4B advanced airborne command post earlier than planned, enabling the Air Force to quickly return the vital aircraft to operational service. It was the first E-4B servi...
 
 
Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds

Olympic Athletes make it special for everyone

A Special Olympics athlete is presented a medal by TSgt. Roger Rouse, assistant NCOIC at F-35 Avionics. More than 300 athletes and 80 military personnel participated in the event at Palmdale High School. Sincerely appreciated, ...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>