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Countering the threats posed by Russia, China, Iran and North Korea - and countering violent extremism - is still the correct way to benchmark what the Defense Department must do.

Beginning with the counter-ISIS fight in Syria, British Army Maj. Gen. Rupert Jones said the Syrian Democratic Forces and the Syrian Arab Coalition continue to pressure and isolate Raqqa.

"The enemy is completely surrounded in West Mosul, and those who do not surrender to the Iraqi security forces will be killed there."

DoD officials have welcomed a decision from the U.S. government to allow Iraqi translators and interpreters with special documentation to travel to the United States.

Today, the ability to recover from early missteps is greatly reduced. The speed of war has changed, making the global security environment more unpredictable, dangerous and unforgiving.

The Defense Language and National Security Education Office dedicated the Foreign Area Officer heritage display on Dec. 12.