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Us Air Strike In Libya

Aaron Stipkovich
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US strikes will continue to target ISIL to enable the GNA to make a decisive, strategic advance...



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At the request of the Libyan Government

Peter Cook

Peter Cook was named press secretary to U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter in July 2015. In November 2015, he was also named as the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, replacing Maura Sullivan in that role. He previously served as Washington Anchor for Bloomberg Television. | Peter Cook, Pentagon, Defense, Boomberg, Press, Press Secretary,

At the request of the Libyan Government

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[Comments] Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook on US Air Strike in Libya: Today, at the request of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), the United States military conducted precision air strikes against ISIL targets in Sirte, Libya, to support GNA-affiliated forces seeking to defeat ISIL in its primary stronghold in Libya.

These strikes were authorized by the president following a recommendation from Secretary Carter and Chairman Dunford. They are consistent with our approach to combating ISIL by working with capable and motivated local forces. GNA-aligned forces have had success in recapturing territory from ISIL thus far around Sirte, and additional U.S. strikes will continue to target ISIL in Sirte in order to enable the GNA to make a decisive, strategic advance. The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions and those we have taken previously will help deny ISIL a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.

Looking back to June 14, 2016


Readout of Secretary Carter's Meeting with British Secretary of State for Defense Michael Fallon and French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian. Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook provided the following readout:

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter met with British Secretary of State for Defense Michael Fallon and French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian today on the sidelines of the NATO Defense Ministerial in Brussels, Belgium.

Secretary Carter and his counterparts discussed the latest progress in the counter-ISIL campaign in Iraq and Syria. The Secretary thanked Secretary Fallon and Minister Le Drian for their countries’ generous contributions to the counter-ISIL campaign, while emphasizing that all coalition partners must continue to accelerate their efforts in Iraq and Syria. The ministers also discussed recent progress against ISIL in Libya, and agreed on the importance of supporting the Government of National Accord.

Secretary Carter thanked Secretary Fallon and Minister Le Drian for their words of condolence in the wake of the tragedy in Orlando.


Aaron Stipkovich

Aaron Stipkovich, Publisher: With an education in information, technology, business and related disciplines, Aaron entered business on radio. Beginning as a disc jockey in Southern California, a nationally syndicated talk show host position soon followed. During the transition from regional to national, he launched a national print magazine in several countries, and was distributed by Time Inc. Having a handful of humble business media entities, a decade or so later he has divested himself from most of his companies... (more...)