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Fight against Islamic State militants

US Central Command confirms coalition airstrike targeted Islamic State training camp near Al Qaim, Iraq - @CENTCOM

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Speaking to US soldiers in Kuwait, new Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the Islamic State threat is 'social media fueled. It's different.' - @NBCNews

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Fight against Islamic State militants

US Defense Secretary Carter opens meeting at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait with generals, diplomats to discuss Islamic State fight - @DionNissenbaum

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Islamic State forces are targeted in 6 air strikes by US-led coalition in Syria and Iraq, per military statement - @Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter says he will not telegraph the precise timing of an upcoming Iraqi offensive to retake the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants - @Reuters

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War in Afghanistan

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter lands in Afghanistan; 1st visit to war zone as Pentagon chief - @AP

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United States Department of Defense

Report: Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby stepping down, to be replaced by civilian, officials tell @nytimes

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drones

US State Department sets new policy for military drone exports - @Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Islamic State targeted in 14 airstrikes by US, allies in Iraq and Syria, per statement - @Reuters

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Ashton Carter nominated as defense secretary

New Defense Secretary Ashton Carter tells military and defense workers he will give President Obama 'candid strategic advice' - @SydneyFreedberg

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Ashton Carter nominated as defense secretary

Photo: Vice President Biden swears in Ashton Carter as the new US Secretary of Defense - @USConsLeipzig

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Fight against Islamic State militants

US and allies conducted 14 airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria in past 24 hours - @Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Senior officials say US did not give Egypt targeting information on Islamic State training camps in Libya - @NBCNews

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Fight against Islamic State militants

US says 2 airstrikes in Syria, 13 in Iraq carried out in past 24 hours by coalition forces

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Fight against Islamic State militants

US and coalition military forces conduct 3 airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria over past 24 hours, 8 airstrikes in Iraq

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Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Islamic State captures Iraqi town of al-Baghdadi, near Ain al-Asad airbase where US troops train Iraqis - Pentagon http://t.co/edPfidDWyJ - @BBCBreaking

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Pentagon: Attack on Al Asad Airbase in Iraq carried out by 20-25 Islamic State fighters, led by several suicide bombers; no US troops involved, Iraq forces suffered no casualties - @Reuters

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Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

#BreakingNewss - #Pentagon: attack on Ain Al Asad air base in Iraq carried out by 20-25 ISIS fighters http://t.co/t76Bn0zsEN - @AlArabiya_Eng

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Fight against Islamic State militants

US military says 15 more airstrikes launched against Islamic State; US and coalition partners conducted 8 strikes in Syria, 7 in Iraq since early Thursday - @Reuters

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WikiLeaks suspect Pvt. Manning convicted

Editor's note: More: The Army's decision to greenlight hormone therapy for Chelsea Manning is a first for the US military, USA Today reports. The military does not allow transgendered individuals to serve. Chelsea Manning, formerly known as Bradley Manning, announced in August 2013 that she planned to live as a woman. Manning is serving a 35-year prison sentence for leaking classified information to WikiLeaks. - Jimmy

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