Dec. 5, 2017
No Day at the Beach: U.S. Troops Learn Desert Commando Skills
ARTA, Djibouti —
U.S. service members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa geared up with their French counterparts for the French Desert Commando Course at the Djibouti Range Complex.
July 13, 2017
Trump, Macron Look to Past, Future as U.S.-French Alliance Moves Ahead
President Donald J. Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron remembered the history of the U.S.-French alliance, but also looked to its future, pledging to cooperate even more closely in the fight against terrorism.
Dunford Receives French Legion of Honor
French Chief of Defense Gen. Pierre de Villiers presented Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, with the Legion of Honor for Dunford’s dedication to improving the military-to-military relationship between the two nations.
Feb. 15, 2017
Mattis, French Defense Minister Meet in Brussels
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian met in Brussels, where Mattis conveyed his respect for the performance of French forces conducting counterterrorism operations.
Jan. 27, 2017
Mattis Confers With Israeli, German, French Defense Ministers
In separate calls, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke with his counterparts from Israel, Germany and France, according to readouts of the calls provided by the Defense Department.
Nov. 28, 2016
U.S., France Sign Bilateral Cooperation Agreements
Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a readout that Defense Secretary Ash Carter and French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian signed two documents furthering military cooperation between their two countries today at the Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall in Washington.
Carter: ISIL's Days in Mosul Are Numbered
Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Iraqi forces, bolstered by the international coalition, are making significant gains toward defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Mosul.
Oct. 25, 2016
Noose Tightening Around ISIL in Mosul, Carter Says
The contributions of coalition partners in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are invaluable, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said at the opening of the counter-ISIL small group defense ministerial in Paris.
July 20, 2016
Dunford: Military Pressure, Intelligence Sharing Key to ISIL’s Defeat
Military pressure and intelligence sharing are two key elements in defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
Carter Welcomes France’s Increased Counter-ISIL Support
Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian ahead of the latest meeting of defense ministers from the coalition to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.