July 14, 2017
U.S., France Celebrate Alliance at Bastille Day Parade
As President Donald J. Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron looked on, U.S. service members for the first time led the military parade down the Champs Elysees during Bastille Day celebrations.
July 13, 2017
Mattis Praises Croatia’s Contributions to NATO Missions
During their meeting at the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis thanked the Republic of Croatia's Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Damir Krstičević for his country’s contributions to NATO operations, a spokesperson said.
June 29, 2017
NATO Pledges Continued Support for Afghanistan Mission
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at the conclusion of the Defense Ministerial in Brussels that the alliance will continue its support to Afghanistan through 2017 and beyond, and that more troops will join the Resolute Support Mission.
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 17, 2017
NATO Military Chiefs Discuss Issues Confronting Alliance
NATO chiefs of defense are discussing issues from Afghanistan to Russia to the southern flank during the 177th Military Committee meeting in Brussels.
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.
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.
Dec. 9, 2016
Carter Arrives in Afghanistan for Visit to Thank U.S. Troops
Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived in Afghanistan on a visit to thank U.S. troops for their service to the nation during the holidays, receive an update on NATO and U.S. efforts to support Afghan security forces, and to meet with senior Afghan officials, including President Ashraf Ghani, a Defense Department news release said.