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Fight against Islamic State militants

Iraq on track to retake Mosul from Islamic State this year, US general says - Reuters

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Turkey Kurd conflict

US says clashes taking place south of Jarablus, Syria, between Turkey, Kurdish Syrian fighters helping in fight against Islamic State 'unacceptable' - AP

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Fight against Islamic State militants

US post-strike assessment: A US strike on an Islamic State weapons facility near Ar Raqqah, Syria, may have resulted in civilian casualties - CENTCOM

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Iran

US Defense official: 4 Iranian military vessels carried out a 'high-speed intercept' of a US destroyer in the vicinity of the Strait of Hormuz on Aug. 23 - Reuters

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Irvine, CA, US

#BREAKING DoD confirms soldier killed in IED blast Tuesday in Afghanistan was Staff Sgt. Matthew V. Thompson of Irvine, CA. - @10News

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Syrian Civil War

More: Pentagon says all US special operations forces safe after Syrian bombs strike nearby; spokesperson warns Syrian jets could be shot down, are 'well advised not to interfere with US' - @jamiejmcintyre

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Syrian Civil War

US scrambles jets over northern Syria after 2 Syrian bombs land near US special operation forces on ground, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis says - @jamiejmcintyre

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Obama's efforts to close Guantanamo Bay

Pentagon: 15 Guantanamo Bay detainees have been transferred to the United Arab Emirates, the largest such release in years - AFP

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Obama's efforts to close Guantanamo Bay

US to announce transfer of 15 Guantanamo Bay inmates, Amnesty International says - AFP

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Republican US House task force concludes US Central Command put rosier spin on its progress in war against Islamic State - Politico

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Saudi Arabia

US approves $1.15 billion tank, weapons sale to Saudi Arabia - AFP

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United States Department of Defense

Pentagon identifies airman who died in Iraq-Syria airstrike campaigns from non-combat injury as Lt. Col. Flando E. Jackson, of Lansing, Mich.; death under investigation - Air Force Times

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media

President Obama thanks NBC's longtime Pentagon reporter Jim Miklaszewski, who is retiring; allows him to ask final press conference question

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Fight against Islamic State militants

President Obama: Islamic State will 'inevitably' be defeated; situation is complex, cannot be solved by military force alone

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Fight against Islamic State militants

President Obama at Pentagon: Decline of Islamic State in Syria, Iraq appears to be triggering attacks elsewhere

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Photo: President Obama holds press conference at Pentagon regarding fight against Islamic State - @AprilDRyan

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Zika virus outbreak (2015-present)

33 US active-duty military members have contracted Zika virus outside US, including 1 who is pregnant - Military Times

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air industry

Pentagon preparing to approve, gather bids for new intercontinental ballistic missile from Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin; could cost more than $62 billion - Bloomberg

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Yemen crisis

More: US Central Command says July 8 strike in Yemen killed 1 al Qaeda operative, July 6 strike killed 6 and injured 1 - Reuters

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Yemen crisis

US Central Command says US conducted 2 additional counterterrorism strikes in July against al Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula near central Yemen - Reuters

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