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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.

Feb. 7, 2017

Mattis Confers With Afghan President During Phone Call

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis thanked Afghan President Ashraf Ghani for his leadership and emphasized the importance of the government of national unity to the stability of Afghanistan, according to a Pentagon news release.

Jan. 19, 2017

Face of Defense: Injured Airman Recovers, Deploys to Afghanistan

In 2010, Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jason Caswell experienced a sports injury to his leg that would later require amputation. Today, Caswell wears a prosthetic leg and he's serving in Afghanistan. He's also a lifter who can lift more than 1,000 pounds -- as well as the spirits of service members around him.

Jan. 5, 2017

Afghanistan Mission Remains on Track, Defense Spokesman Says

Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan continues to provide support to the Afghan government and its armed forces so that they can secure the country for themselves.

Dec. 19, 2016

Liberation of Libyan City Highlights Latest Counter-ISIL Efforts

A campaign by the Government of National Accord in Libya has liberated the city of Sirte, where the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant had sought to establish a stronghold in North Africa, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said.

Dec. 9, 2016

DoD Announces 2016 Phoenix Maintenance Award Winner

The 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing, based at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, is this year’s recipient of the Defense Department’s Phoenix Award for Maintenance Excellence.

Dec. 9, 2016

Carter, Ghani, Reaffirm Security Commitment for Afghanistan

In a joint press conference, Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani reaffirmed their strong strategic partnership and common vision for a secure and prosperous Afghanistan during a meeting in the country’s capital of Kabul.

Dec. 4, 2016

Carter: Determined to Ensure Successor Inherits 'Same Level of Excellence'

Invited to deliver closing remarks at the Reagan National Defense Forum, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said, “It’s been my mission through my actions as secretary to ensure that my successors, and my successor's successors, inherit that same level of excellence" that he inherited from his predecessors.

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