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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.

March 24, 2017

Face of Defense: Army Reservist Doubles as Volunteer Firefighter

Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Bill Coan, 58, who’s also a volunteer fireman working with the Hurffville Fire Company at Station 10-3 in New Jersey, has been recognized for his work as a firefighter multiple times. Coan said being a firefighter brings its own rewards. “Over the years, I’ve delivered babies and that’s great, but when you actually save a life, that’s special.”

March 22, 2017

Additional A-29s Arrive in Kabul in Time for Fighting Season

Four A-29 Super Tucano light-attack aircraft arrived for duty at Kabul Air Wing, Afghanistan, where they'll be used by the Afghan air force for close-air attack, air interdiction, escort and armed reconnaissance.

Feb. 21, 2017

DoD to Deliver Counter-ISIS Review to White House

The review ordered by the president to come up with a new plan to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, is on track to be delivered on time, a Pentagon spokesman said.

Feb. 20, 2017

Mattis: Assessment on Afghanistan Coming Soon

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he will soon have an assessment to give President Donald J. Trump about the way ahead in Afghanistan.

Feb. 9, 2017

Resolute Support Commander: More Troops Needed to Break Afghan ‘Stalemate’

A few thousand more troops for the train, advise and assist mission in Afghanistan would help to break a stalemate with the Taliban, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and other adversaries there, Army Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr. said.

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