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Oct. 11, 2017

Chaplain Launches Dialogue, Exchange Supporting Afghan Air Force

Assigned to Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air, Air Force Chaplain (Maj.) Chris Conklin is the first air advisor charged with assisting the Afghan military’s religious and cultural affairs program with the mission of effective religious care and spiritual readiness for those who defend their nation.

Oct. 3, 2017

Dunford: New Operational Construct in Afghanistan Should Break Stalemate

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the new South Asia strategy should break the stalemate in Afghanistan and make the United States, its allies and its partners more secure.

Oct. 3, 2017

Effects of South Asia Strategy Already Being Felt, Mattis Tells Senate

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the certainty engendered by President Donald J. Trump's South Asia strategy already is paying dividends in Afghanistan.

Sept. 27, 2017

Mattis: U.S., NATO Will Stand by Afghanistan

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis affirmed the U.S. commitment to Afghanistan and praised the accomplishments of Afghan security forces during a news conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

Sept. 5, 2017

Afghan, NATO Senior Enlisted Leaders Discuss Way Ahead

Afghan and Resolute Support sergeants major met in Kabul, Afghanistan, to share their experiences and continue improving Afghan security forces.The quarterly gathering of senior enlisted leaders from around Afghanistan, known as the Warfighter Forum, was their largest meeting in more than a year. The forum helped to solidify the way ahead on the new U.S. South Asia strategy.

Aug. 30, 2017

Afghanistan Force Management Accounting Change Emphasizes Transparency

A change in accounting for force management levels in Afghanistan allows U.S. officials to be more transparent in how many service members are in Afghanistan, the chief Pentagon spokesperson and director of the Joint Staff said.

Aug. 21, 2017

President Unveils New Afghanistan, South Asia Strategy

President Donald J. Trump unveiled a new strategy to bolster American security that encompasses Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and South Asia during an address to the nation at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.

Aug. 14, 2017

U.S., Afghan Forces Confirm Death of ISIS-Affiliated Terrorist

U.S. and Afghan forces have confirmed the death of Abdul Rahman, a provincial emir in Afghanistan's Kunar province for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria affiliate ISIS-Khorasan.

Aug. 1, 2017

In Harm’s Way: Providing Spiritual Support

The chaplains and assistants of the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing travel to six different locations in Afghanistan, providing spiritual support to service members and civilians of all backgrounds.

July 17, 2017

Terrorist Leader's Death Disrupts Group's Expansion Efforts, DoD Spokesman Says

The recent death of a terrorist leader killed by a U.S. strike in Afghanistan will further disrupt the plans of his group, an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria affiliate known as ISIS-Khorasan, to expand its operations in the country, a Pentagon spokesman said.

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