Mattis, Dunford Detail Attacks on Syrian Chemical Arsenal

By Jim Garamone U.S., British and French air and naval forces launched attacks against the Syrian government’s chemical weapon arsenal in retaliation for the use of such weapons on civilians, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at a Pentagon news conference tonight. “As the world knows, the Syrian people have suffered terribly under the prolonged brutality of the Assad regime,” the secretary said. “On April 7, the regime decided to again defy the norms of civilized…

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US Navy Flag Officer Announcements

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis announced today that the president has made the following nominations: Navy Rear Adm. Brian B. Brown for appointment to the rank of vice admiral, and for assignment as commander, Naval Information Forces, Suffolk, Virginia. Brown is currently serving as director, Warfare Integration Directorate, N2/N6F, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia. Navy Rear Adm. Gordon D. Peters for appointment to the rank of vice admiral, and for assignment as commander, Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland. Peters is…

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