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May 16, 2017

Dunford Arrives in Brussels for NATO Military Committee Meeting

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived in Brussels to discuss Afghanistan, countering terrorism and other missions during NATO's Military Committee chiefs of defense meeting.

May 9, 2017

U.S. Officials Studying Force Size in Afghanistan, Dunford Says

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said no decisions on whether to increase U.S. forces in Afghanistan have been made yet.

April 28, 2017

Mattis Honors Army Rangers Killed in Afghanistan

The two Army Rangers who died in Afghanistan willingly went into harm's way to fight the enemy and defend the United States and its freedoms, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said.

April 25, 2017

Air Force Reservists Serve in Afghanistan

A group of Air Force reservists from Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, have deployed to Kandahar Air Base, Afghanistan, to support the Afghan air force in its fight against insurgents in support of NATO’s Resolute Support mission.

April 24, 2017

U.S. Stands by Afghan People After Taliban’s Heinous Acts, Mattis Says

In Kabul, Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis had stern words for the recent Taliban attack on an Afghan military base and mosque, in which more than 100 people were killed.

April 21, 2017

Taliban Attack Targets Afghan Government Personnel

A U.S. Central Command spokesman said a Taliban attack on a mosque and a dining facility at Camp Shaheen outside Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan has killed “probably more than 50” friendly Afghan forces and civilians.

April 20, 2017

Medal of Honor Recipient Recalls Challenges of Returning to Civilian Life

Retired Army Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts, who earned the Medal of Honor during service in Afghanistan, recalled his life's triumphs as well as the challenges inherent in his journey to transition to civilian life.

April 13, 2017

U.S. Bombs, Destroys Khorasan Group Stronghold in Afghanistan

U.S. Forces Afghanistan conducted a strike on an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Khorasan tunnel complex in the Achin district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, as part of ongoing efforts to defeat ISIS-K in Afghanistan.

April 11, 2017

Airman Receives Silver Star for Role in Liberating Afghan City

A 96-hour battle that saw four ambushes, 17 airstrike missions and the eventual safety of a 150-person team led to a special tactics combat control airman receiving the Silver Star medal during an April 7 ceremony at Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina.

March 26, 2017

U.S. Strike Kills High-Profile Terrorist Leader

A U.S. counterterrorism airstrike conducted March 19 in Paktika province, Afghanistan, resulted in the death of Qari Yasin, a well-known al-Qaida leader.

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