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June 6, 2016

Sailor Arrested on Okinawa for DUI, Journalist Killed in Afghan Ambush

Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook expressed regrets following an alleged drunken-driving accident that injured two people, and also talked about the ambush deaths of two reporters in Afghanistan.

June 1, 2016

Afghan Forces Make Slow, Steady Gains, Resolute Support Official Says

From Kabul, Afghanistan, Army Brig. Gen. Charles H. Cleveland said the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces are making slow and steady progress, giving them momentum for an expected tough fight ahead.

May 21, 2016

DoD Conducts Airstrike Against Taliban Leader Mullah Mansur

The Department of Defense conducted an airstrike targeting Taliban leader Mullah Mansur in a remote area of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region.

May 20, 2016

'Strong Commitment from NATO' in Afghanistan, Dunford Says

Joint Chiefs Chairman Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford said he detects among allied nations "a strong commitment to finish what they started" in Afghanistan.

May 18, 2016

NATO Military Committee Will Lay Groundwork for Warsaw Summit

NATO military representatives are meeting in Brussels to discuss operations in Afghanistan, the challenges from Russia, operations in the Mediterranean, the threat of terrorism, cyberdefense and numerous other issues facing the alliance.

May 10, 2016

U.S. Special Ops Forces, Afghan Commandos Rescue Hostage

U.S. special operations forces and Afghan commandos rescued Ali Haider Gilani, son of former Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, during a partnered raid in Afghanistan.

May 5, 2016

Senior Official Outlines U.S. Forces’ Missions in Afghanistan

Army Brig. Gen. Charles H. Cleveland, the Resolute Support mission’s deputy communications chief, addressed Pentagon media by teleconference to describe ongoing U.S. missions in Afghanistan.

April 29, 2016

Centcom Commander: Communications Breakdowns, Human Errors Led to Attack on Afghan Hospital

Communications and equipment failures and human error compounded by the stress of combat contributed to the mistaken airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders trauma facility in Kunduz City, Afghanistan, last October, the commander of U.S. Central Command said.

April 14, 2016

Number of ISIL Fighters in Afghanistan Drops Significantly, Official Says

Unilateral U.S. efforts and a spring offensive by Afghan forces have significantly decreased the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s footprint in Afghanistan, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission’s deputy chief of staff for communications said.

April 5, 2016

Centcom Commander Leaves Legacy of Leading from the Front

In a 41-year career that culminated with serving as U.S. Central Command commander, Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III said he learned early the value and importance of being a strong leader to his soldiers.

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