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News Archive: August 2014

 

LIBERIA (Aug. 25, 2014) -- The Republic of Liberia in West Africa has a long connection with the United States, having been colonized by freed African-Americans in the 1820s. Since the early 1940s, U.S. military advisers have played a key role in the development of the Liberian military, and assisted with building security in the West African region. 

NEWPORT, RI, 1 Aug 2014. Colonel Steven B. Weir, JA, United States Army, assumed the directorship of the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS), in a change of command ceremony officiated by Vice Admiral Joseph W. Rixey, Director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.  Colonel Weir is the 11th Director of DIILS.

By Nick SimeoneDoD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today called for the United States and India to do more to transform their defense relationship through increased partnerships in production and technology, given the edge he said both nations have in science and innovation.

By Claudette RouloDoD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2014 – The United States and Britain have flown 14 humanitarian airdrops since Aug. 7 to Yezidi refugees in the Sinjar Mountains in Iraq, a Defense Department official said today.