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July 3, 2018

DoD Releases Report on Enhancing Security, Stability in Afghanistan

The Defense Department highlighted the need for sustained military pressure against the Taliban and hope for political calm in its first report on Afghanistan stability and security since implementing the president’s new South Asia Strategy.

June 27, 2018

Afghan Air Force Growth Pays Off in Fight Against Taliban, Official Says

The Afghan air force has grown in capacity and proficiency as it continues to successfully target the Taliban across Afghanistan, working with the coalition in an effort to pressure the terrorist group into reconciliation, the deputy air commander of NATO’s Resolute Support mission said.

June 20, 2018

Afghanistan May Be on ‘Edge of Opportunity’ for Peace

The ceasefire during Eid al-Fitr and the burgeoning peace movement in Afghanistan lead NATO officials in the country to believe the country is on the brink of an opportunity for peace, the deputy commander for the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan said.

June 19, 2018

Resolute Support Nominee: Effort Still Needed to Prevent Homeland Attacks

The Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan is necessary to protect Americans from terror attacks on the homeland, Army Lt. Gen. Austin S. Miller, the nominee to be the mission’s next commander, said during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.

June 13, 2018

Assistance Brigade Adds ‘Extensive Tactical Depth’ in Afghanistan, Commander Says

As it nears the 100th day of its deployment in Afghanistan, the highly trained and specialized 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade for the NATO Resolute Support mission is seeing results, the brigade’s commander said.

June 6, 2018

New NATO Initiatives Aim to Boost Alliance Readiness

NATO is stronger than ever and new initiatives will increase the alliance’s readiness capacity, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters in Brussels, where he previewed the upcoming NATO Defense Ministerial.

June 5, 2018

Face of Defense: Citizen-Soldier Professor Serves in Afghanistan

To his soldiers in the California National Guard's Train, Advise and Assist Command-South, Nathan Wall is an Army major and the deputy logistics and medical operations officer for the unit. However, to the students of Loma Linda University School of Medicine, he goes by a different title: Dr. Wall, college professor.

May 30, 2018

South Asia Strategy in Afghanistan Shows Results, Nicholson Says

The South Asia strategy in Afghanistan has spawned intensified dialogue and a drop in Taliban violence, and the goal of the South Asia strategy is reconciliation, said Army Gen. John W. Nicholson, commander of NATO’s Resolute Support mission.

May 29, 2018

Face of Defense: Medical Logistics Soldier Supplies Kandahar Units

The medical logistics team is a one-person operation on Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan, and it plays a big part in the War Horse Brigade mission.

May 17, 2018

DoD Official Refutes Taliban’s Claim of Controlling Afghan City

Despite claims from the Taliban that they now control the western Afghanistan city of Farah, the city has not fallen into their hands, the chief Pentagon spokesperson told reporters.

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