May 25, 2017
Marine Advisors Train Afghan Soldiers, Police
BOST AIRFIELD, Afghanistan —
Marine advisors with Task Force Southwest are advising, assisting and training their Afghan 505th Zone National Police counterparts during the first month of their deployment here in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
May 24, 2017
Counter-ISIS Campaign Progresses in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan
Air Force Lt. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, said counterterrorism efforts in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan are proving successful.
May 23, 2017
Afghan Women Get Better Medical Care Thanks to Coalition Investment
KABUL, Afghanistan —
Army Gen. John W. Nicholson, Resolute Support and U.S. Forces -- Afghanistan commander, toured the Kabul Women's Hospital that has received new equipment. Nicholson indicated that security is not just military force; security also includes the rebuilding of a new Afghanistan. The projects are part of a whole-of-government approach supported by the Commander's Emergency Response Program and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
May 18, 2017
Mattis Praises Norway as Important U.S., NATO Ally
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with Norwegian Minister of Defense Ine Eriksen Søreide at the Pentagon, where he praised Norway as an important U.S. and NATO ally.
NATO Chiefs Discuss Afghan Manning Ahead of Heads of State Meeting
ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT —
NATO defense chiefs in Brussels examined proposals that would increase the number of NATO and partner troops in Afghanistan and to change the way those troops are employed, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said.
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
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. —
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.