Defense News 20161221

An AH-1W Super Cobra from 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit lands on a Navy ship in the Mediterranean Sea. The helicopters have been taking part in Operation Odyssey Lightning - the campaign against ISIS in Libya. (Photo USMC by SGT Ryan Young, Nov 18, 2016).
An AH-1W Super Cobra from 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit lands on a Navy ship in the Mediterranean Sea. The helicopters have been taking part in Operation Odyssey Lightning - the campaign against ISIS in Libya. (Photo USMC by SGT Ryan Young, Nov 18, 2016).

Defense News 20161221 – Sirte, Libya now liberated, Trump’s Generals, and more.

Sirte, Libya Liberated. It appears that the U.S. Department of Defense is declaring victory in Libya over the ousting of the Islamic State from Sirte, Libya. A campaign by the Government of National Accord (GNA) (with a little help from European and U.S. SOF and airpower) has been successful after many long months of fighting. U.S. Africa Command was responsible for the support provided by the United States in Operation Odyssey Lightning. U.S. DoD News, December 19, 2016.

The Generals of the Trump Administration. The liberals and democrats are a bit uneasy over the number of retired generals selected by President-Elect Trump to head up cabinet level positions. So what do we know about these military men? Read “Trump’s Generals: How Wartime Service Shaped Mattis, Kelly, & Flynn”Breaking Defense, December 19, 2016.

 

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