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United States Department of Defense

May 23, 2016
Statement by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on U.S. Airstrike Against Taliban Leader Mullah Mansur
Protecting American forces wherever they are in the world will always be one of my top priorities as Secretary of Defense. The confirmation that our precision airstrike Saturday killed Taliban leader Mullah Mansur makes clear my commitment to address threats to our troops, NATO forces, Afghan military personnel and the innocent Afghan civilians who
May 21, 2016
Readout of Secretary Carter's call with Japanese Minister of Defense Gen Nakatani
Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook provided the following readout:This morning, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter spoke by phone with his Japanese counterpart Minister of Defense Gen Nakatani. Secretary Carter conveyed his sadness and his regret over the murder of a young woman in Okinawa and extended his sincere apologies to the victim’s family and

United States Department of Veterans Affairs

May 17, 2016
A Smart Home for Veterans with Brain Injuries

Among the many remarkable advances being studied by VA researchers is a “smart home” for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury. Technology tracks the Veterans and helps them relearn basic skills. Read the full story

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May 10, 2016
GeriPACTs – Specialized Care for Older Veterans

VA is ready to care for older Veterans. By 2017, almost 10 million of our 21 million Veterans will be over 65. Here's some information about VA's Geriatric Patient Aligned Care Teams. Read the full story

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