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March 29, 2018

U.S. Brigade Arrives in Afghanistan to Advise, Strengthen Afghan Forces

A new Army formation deployed to Afghanistan is dedicated to focusing the power of the Afghan military and government on taking the fight to the Taliban to convince the group to reconcile.

March 23, 2018

Dunford Encouraged by Afghan, Coalition Efforts in Afghanistan

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, completed an extensive visit to Afghanistan, and leaves encouraged by the Afghan and coalition military potential in the country.

March 22, 2018

Nicholson Says Situation in Afghanistan Has Fundamentally Changed

The South Asia Strategy fundamentally changed the situation in Afghanistan, and the Resolute Support mission commander believes it may provide the key for reconciliation and peace in the country.

March 22, 2018

Air Force Rotary-Wing Aviator: ‘The Ma’am Behind the Mustache’

Air Force Capt. Victoria Snow is a pilot with the 33rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, assigned to the 451st Air Expeditionary Group at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Flying the Pave Hawk is a normal part of her exciting life.

March 21, 2018

Chairman Expresses Enthusiasm About Military Dimension in Afghanistan

The hard work of Afghan and coalition personnel in the train, advise, assist strategy is already paying off, and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he is encouraged by the progress he's seen while in Afghanistan.

March 20, 2018

Officials Note Progress in Afghanistan, Difficulty for Taliban

There is never going to be a better time for the Taliban to start talking with the Afghan government about peace, a Resolute Support official said in Afghanistan during a visit from the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

March 19, 2018

Dunford Arrives in Afghanistan to Assess Campaign Plan

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived in Afghanistan to assess the campaign plan now that all personnel are in place and the South Asia strategy is in full swing.

March 16, 2018

Mattis Describes Middle East Trip as Successful In Building Unity

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said collaboration, the spirit of shared understanding and unity highlighted his meetings with leaders in Oman, Afghanistan and Bahrain during his recent Middle East trip.

March 14, 2018

Mattis, Afghan Leaders Meet in Kabul

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis discussed the South Asia strategy and United States’ commitment to Afghanistan during a meeting with the Afghan president and chief executive officer at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, the chief Pentagon spokesperson said.

March 13, 2018

Defeat of ISIS ‘Within Our Grasp,’ Centcom Commander Says

The United States and its partners have made significant progress in Iraq and Syria, but investments are needed to ensure the gains endure, the commander of U.S. Central Command said.

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