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United States Department of Defense

Report: General on the Joint Chiefs of Staff fired following an extramarital affair, investigation into misuse of government resources, officials tell USA Today

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff confirms to Senate committee that Islamic State militants targeted US troops in Iraq with potentially deadly chemical weapon - USA Today

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Japan

US fighter jet has crashed into the sea off Okinawa coast in the Pacific Ocean, Xinhua quotes Japan Ministry of Defense as saying - @cctvnews

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Syria

#BREAKING Pentagon denies Russian claim coalition drone was near Syria aid convoy - @AFP

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Syrian Civil War

More: US Central Command spokesman says air strike on aid convoy was not carried out by US and only other aircraft in Syria belong to Russia and Syria - Reuters

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Syrian Civil War

US Central Command spokesman says Syria ceasefire is 'certainly in jeopardy' - Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Coalition forces kill Islamic State minister of information Wa'il Adil Hasan Salman al-Fayad, aka 'Dr. Wa'il,' in Raqqah air strike, Pentagon says - NBC News

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Turkish military says US special forces have given support in operation carried out between Syrian towns of Azaz, Al-Rai - Reuters

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Syrian Civil War

US defense officials: US Special Operations Forces raised American flags to identify themselves after coming under fire on Syria side of Turkey border; no injuries - NBC News

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Fight against Islamic State militants

More: Source says group of US military forces withdrew back toward Turkey after met by rebel protest in Syria town - Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Senior Syrian rebel source: 5 or 6 US military advisers entered border town of Al-Rai to coordinate strikes against Islamic State - Reuters

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Syrian Civil War

Russian report of Syrian government withdrawal from main road near Aleppo can't be confirmed, Pentagon says - Reuters

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Syrian Civil War

CENTCOM: 'A total of 3 strikes within the past 6 days on ISIL targets in Syria may have resulted in civilian casualties' - @jaketapper

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Boeing

Boeing wins $700 million defense contract, Pentagon says - Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

US Defense Department says it has confirmed that an Aug. 30 air strike targeting senior Islamic State leader Adnani was successful - Reuters

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15th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

Photo: President Obama at 9/11 memorial at the Pentagon. - @chicagotribune

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Syrian Civil War

No US involvement in airstrike death of Syrian rebel leader Jabhat Fateh al-Sham near Aleppo, Pentagon says - AFP

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War in Afghanistan (2015-present)

Pentagon: Special operations forces launched rescue mission to retrieve 2 men kidnapped in Afghanistan last month; hostages not found - AP

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September 11 attacks

US says pretrial hearing for alleged Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammad will take place Oct. 3 - 14

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Turkey-Syria tensions

US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter says Syrian Kurdish YPG forces have left town of Manbij - Reuters

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