Nov. 28, 2017
South Asia Strategy Provides 'Path to Win' in Afghanistan, Commander Says
The new permissions available thanks to the South Asia strategy mean the campaign is on the "path to a win" in Afghanistan, the commander of NATO's Resolute Support mission and U.S. forces in Afghanistan said.
Nov. 22, 2017
Face of Defense: Airman Keeps Civil Engineering Unit in Afghanistan on Task
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan —
During her duty tour at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, customer service representative Air Force Staff Sgt. Beverly Murtiff ensured all job tasks were completed to keep the airfield in operational and in top condition. “I am the central hub for the squadron,” she said. “We take in all of the work orders via email or phone call and deal with all of the customers.”
Nov. 20, 2017
Deputy Defense Secretary Meets With Afghan Defense Minister
Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan and acting Afghan Defense Minister Lt. Gen. Tariq Shah Bahrami reaffirmed their continued strong support for the U.S.-Afghanistan strategic partnership during a meeting at the Pentagon.
U.S., Afghan Forces Target Taliban Drug Labs, Hit ‘Where it Hurts’
U.S. and Afghan forces conducted a series of strikes against Taliban drug labs to target the revenue streams of the terrorists, the commander of the Resolute Support mission and U.S. Forces Afghanistan said.
Nov. 11, 2017
NATO Plus-Up Will Give Afghan Forces an Offensive Boost, Nicholson Says
With an increase in troops, the U.S. and NATO strategy in Afghanistan has a good chance of enabling Afghan security forces to do more to secure their country, the Resolute Support mission commander said during a news conference in Brussels.
NATO Officials Discuss Afghan Plus-Up, Russian Threats
NATO allies and their partner forces have agreed to increase the size of the Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan from 13,000 to 16,000 troops, said Jens Stoltenberg, the NATO secretary general.
Nov. 3, 2017
Face of Defense: Avionics Technician's Innovations Save Time, Money
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan —
Air Force Senior Airman Christopher Caruso realized there was a much better way to test the functionality of a sniper pod and the electrical systems of an F-16 Fighting Falcon, so he pioneered a new way to detect problems and troubleshoot those systems. Caruso's ideas have generated aircraft with fewer delays and delivered greater combat airpower in Afghanistan.
Oct. 11, 2017
Chaplain Launches Dialogue, Exchange Supporting Afghan Air Force
KABUL, Afghanistan —
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.
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.