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Syrian civil war

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says Syrian President Assad may benefit from US attacks on Islamic State fighters, but US policy still supports his removal - @Reuters

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United States Department of Defense

Responding to questions regarding his access to the president, Joint Chiefs chair Martin Dempsey says he has probably spent more time in the past 3 weeks with President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry than he has with his own family - live video

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Ebola outbreak 2014

21-day quarantine rule for military personnel returning from West Africa takes into account 'unique role and responsibilities' of service members, says Defense Secretary Hagel - live video

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says initial progress by Iraqi and Kurdish fighters against Islamic State militants is encouraging, but only 'first steps' - live video

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

US airstrikes against Islamic State focus on Kobani, US Central Command says - @Reuters

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Ebola outbreak 2014

US State Department will not impose a blanket 21-day isolation period for employees returning from Ebola affected countries in West Africa despite adoption of the policy by the US Defense Department - @NBCNews

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Ebola outbreak 2014

Currently 42 US soldiers in quarantine at a complex in Vicenza, Italy - @NBCNews

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Ebola outbreak 2014

US troops returning from Ebola missions to be kept in supervised isolation for 21 days, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says - @AP

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Ebola outbreak 2014

Joint Chiefs have recommended to US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel that all US service members be placed in 21-day quarantine after serving in Liberia and Senegal, Pentagon press secretary says - @NBCNews

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South Korea

US Forces Korea bans service members from buying drinks for workers in 'juicy bars,' which have long been suspected of involvement in prostitution and human trafficking - @starsandstripes

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Ebola outbreak 2014

White House: Isolation of US military returning from West Africa applies to single command; Defense Secretary Hagel has yet to decide policy for entire military - @markknoller

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Ebola outbreak 2014

White House's Josh Earnest: Department of Defense's policy on isolating returning personnel in Italy 'has not been settled yet' - @eilperin

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Ebola outbreak 2014

More: Pentagon says dozens more troops will be isolated in Italy in coming days as they rotate out of West Africa - @Reuters

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Ebola outbreak 2014

Pentagon: US military isolates troops returning from West Africa at Italy base 'out of an abundance of caution'; none of dozen being monitored have shown symptoms of exposure to Ebola - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

US and partner nations launched 12 airstrikes in Iraq targeting Islamic State fighters, US Central Command says - @Reuters

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Egypt Sinai Peninsula violence

Department of Defense issues statement in support of Egypt and strongly condemned terrorist attack on Sinai Peninsula that killed 30 troops - @PentagonPresSec

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India

India will buy Israel's Spike anti-tank guided missile, rejecting US offer of Javelin missiles that Washington lobbied hard to win, defense ministry source says - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Central Command reports US military forces conducted 6 airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Syria Thursday and Friday; US and partner nation military forces conducted 12 airstrikes in Iraq - @NBCNews

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North Korea nuclear program

Commander of US military forces in South Korea says he believes North Korea 'has the capability' to produce a miniaturized nuclear warhead that could potentially reach the US, but there's no evidence that they've produced or tested any such weapons - @NBCNews

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South Korea

Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Hagel to meet with their South Korean counterparts in Washington Friday - @NBCNews

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