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Feb. 15, 2018

Mattis: NATO on ‘Right Trajectory’ to Protect Nations, Values

NATO defense ministers agreed to continue projecting stability beyond their nation's borders and to build capabilities within the alliance, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said while attending meetings in Brussels.

Feb. 13, 2018

Mattis Hails Strong Collaboration in Defeat-ISIS Coalition

The coalition to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria continues to grow while remaining resolute in its focus to the mission, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said following a defeat-ISIS meeting in Rome.

Feb. 13, 2018

As Emphasis Shifts to Sustaining Military Gains, Progress To Defeat ISIS Continues

Significant progress in the fight to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has resulted in a shift in focus to sustaining military gains in Iraq, the commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command said.

Feb. 12, 2018

Mattis Looks to NATO, Future of ISIS Fight

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters that he plans to discuss the way ahead against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria as well as the future of NATO during a six-day trip to meet with defense leaders from around the world.

Feb. 9, 2018

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continue to strike Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets in designated parts of Syria and Iraq.

Feb. 8, 2018

Mattis Clears Up DACA Deportation for Service Members

U.S. service members who are part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program cannot be deported, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said at the Pentagon, where he also discussed a Feb. 7 attack on Syrian Democratic Forces.

Feb. 8, 2018

Pentagon Official Describes Response to Attack by Pro-Regime Syrian Forces

When Syrian pro-regime forces attacked Syrian Democratic Forces, they moved in a battalion-sized unit formation supported by artillery, tanks, multiple-launch rocket systems and mortars, the chief Pentagon spokesperson said.

Feb. 7, 2018

Syrian Pro-Regime Forces Attack Prompts Coalition Defensive Strikes

Syrian pro-regime forces initiated an unprovoked attack against well-established Syrian Democratic Forces headquarters, and the coalition conducted strikes to repel the act of aggression, Operation Inherent Resolve officials said.

Feb. 5, 2018

Coalition Announces Shift in Focus as Iraq Campaign Progresses

The coalition will shift its focus in Iraq from enabling combat operations to sustaining military gains against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials said.

Feb. 2, 2018

Coalition Operations Continue to Remove ISIS Leaders

Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continue to remove Islamic State of Iraq and Syria leaders from the battlefield, disrupting the terrorist group's ability to carry out its operations.

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