Strikes Continue in Effort to Defeat ISIS in Syria, Iraq.

SOUTHWEST ASIA, June 4, 2017 — U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 32 strikes consisting of 65 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. Officials reported details of yesterday’s strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports. Strikes in Syria In Syria, coalition military forces conducted 23 strikes consisting of 27 engagements against ISIS targets: — Near Abu Kamal, three strikes destroyed two ISIS wellheads and an ISIS pump jack. — Near…

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DoD Releases Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Proposal.

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Today President Donald J. Trump sent Congress a proposed budget request of $639.1 billion, $574.5 billion in the base budget and $64.6 billion in the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) budget.  This budget request is $52 billion above the defense budget cap in the Budget and Control Act (BCA) of 2011. This funding is required to continue to rebuild warfighting readiness and will restore program balance by fixing the holes created by previous budget cuts.  Since enactment of the BCA, the world has become more dangerous. Over this period, the military…

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