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Year in Review

This special report highlights the Defense Department's 10 most critical issues, from budget concerns at home to emerging threats around the world. As U.S. troops responded to such events, they also continued to train, conduct operations, compete as athletes and assist with disasters to keep America safe.

  • 1Photo of a jet refueling mid-flight.

    The Fight Against ISIL

  • 2Photo of a group of soliders inspecting a gun.

    Asia-Pacific Rebalance

  • 3Photo of U.S. soldiers helping Iraqi locals.

    Drawdown in Afghanistan

  • 4Photo of U.S. soldier training Ukrainian troops.

    Operation Atlantic Resolve

  • 5Photo of U.S. troops erecting a shelter for ebola support.

    DoD Ebola Response

  • 6Photo os Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno speaking from a panel.

    Impact of Sequestration

  • 7Photo of a U.S. soldier providing assistance after a mudslide.

    DoD Disaster Response

  • 8Photo of helicopter landing on a ship.

    MV Cape Ray Mission

  • 9Infographic for the military health system review.

    Health System Review

  • 10Photo of military athlete swimming.

    Warrior Athletes Compete

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