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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.

March 17, 2016

Military Reviews Recommendations on Afghanistan for President

Military leaders are reviewing recommendations on the way forward in Afghanistan before presenting them to President Barack Obama, Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

March 16, 2016

Former Resolute Support Commander: Leaders Heeded Advice

Army Gen. John F. Campbell said President Barack Obama's decision to keep 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan into 2016 has resonated in the region.

March 4, 2016

Dunford Says Afghans Applying Security Lessons Learned in 2015

Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. said he was pleased with what he saw in Afghanistan and believes integration of lessons learned from operations last year will make Afghan forces more effective.

March 4, 2016

Gold Star Wife Represents Fallen, Families During Afghan Visit

For Jane Horton, attending the U.S. Forces Afghanistan change of command was a continuation of the mission her husband fought, bled and died for.

March 2, 2016

Afghanistan’s Security Forces Making Progress, Centcom Chief Says

Afghanistan has made tremendous progress over the years, and it remains a “very, very worthy” security investment, the commander of U.S. Central Command said during the NATO Resolute Support mission's change-of-command ceremony.

March 2, 2016

Campbell Passes U.S., NATO Colors to Nicholson in Kabul Ceremony

Army Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr. assumed command of U.S. Forces Afghanistan and NATO’s Resolute Support Mission from Army Gen. John F. Campbell in a ceremony attended by hundreds of NATO and Afghan partners.

March 2, 2016

Dunford Praises Campbell’s Leadership in Afghanistan

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Army Gen. John F. Campbell has made a “tremendous difference” to Afghanistan during a ceremony in which Campbell turned over command of U.S. Forces Afghanistan and the NATO Resolute Support Mission.

March 1, 2016

Dunford Arrives in Kabul for Change of Command, Consultations with Afghans

Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. traveled to Kabul to reinforce the importance of the continuing U.S. participation in NATO’s Resolute Support Mission.

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