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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.

July 13, 2017

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.

Nov. 28, 2016

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.

July 20, 2016

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.

July 15, 2016

Carter Offers Condolences, Pledges Support to France Following Nice Attack

Defense Secretary Ash Carter called the French defense minister to offer his and the Defense Department's deepest condolences to the French people, the families of the victims and the French government for the July 14 attack in Nice.

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