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Canadian general assumes command in Kabul - Brig.-Gen. Simon Hetherington to command training mission

Canadian Forces Brigadier-General Simon C. Hetherington was welcomed as Commander, NATO Training Mission Afghanistan (NTM-A) during a Transfer of Authority ceremony on July 6, 2014 at the New Kabul Compound in Afghanistan, according to a news release issued by the Department of National Defence. 281 more words

Defence Watch

Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Phone Call with Czech Minister of Defense Martin Stropnicky

Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby provided the following readout:

Secretary Hagel placed a phone call today to Czech Minister of Defense Martin Stropnicky to offer his condolences for the combat deaths in… 115 more words

Department Of Defense

Statement By Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Announcing Presidential Nominations

Today, I am pleased to announce that President Obama has nominated three exceptional individuals to serve in senior military leadership positions across the Department of Defense: Admiral Bill Gortney, currently commander of… 148 more words

Department Of Defense

Readout of Deputy Secretary Bob Work's Visit to Afghanistan

Deputy Secretary of Defense Spokesperson Lt. Cmdr. Courtney Hillson provided the following readout:

On his first foreign trip as Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work traveled to Afghanistan June 22-24 to visit U.S. 304 more words

Department Of Defense

Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby on the Afghan Elections

Secretary Hagel congratulates the Afghan people for today’s successful second round of voting in their presidential election.

Whatever the result, today’s election marks another milestone in… 121 more words

Department Of Defense

Five U.S. troops killed in Afghan friendly-fire incident: police

Source: Reuters, Jun 10, 2014

KABUL - Five U.S. servicemen were killed in southern Afghanistan in a friendly-fire air strike during a security operation, Afghan police said on Tuesday, days before a run-off round in the country’s presidential election. 118 more words

War On Terror

Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on General Joe Dunford

I am delighted that President Obama accepted my recommendation to nominate General Joe Dunford to serve as the 36th Commandant of the Marine Corps. Joe is an extraordinary leader who has always been faithful to his country and his… 111 more words

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