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June 29, 2017

NATO Pledges Continued Support for Afghanistan Mission

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at the conclusion of the Defense Ministerial in Brussels that the alliance will continue its support to Afghanistan through 2017 and beyond, and that more troops will join the Resolute Support Mission.

June 15, 2017

Task Force Southwest Supports Afghan Forces’ Operations

Marine Corps advisors with Task Force Southwest continue to support their Afghan forces during offensive operations throughout Afghanistan's Helmand province.

May 25, 2017

Marine Advisors Train Afghan Soldiers, Police

Marine advisors with Task Force Southwest are advising, assisting and training their Afghan 505th Zone National Police counterparts during the first month of their deployment here in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

May 24, 2017

Counter-ISIS Campaign Progresses in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan

Air Force Lt. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, said counterterrorism efforts in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan are proving successful.

May 23, 2017

Afghan Women Get Better Medical Care Thanks to Coalition Investment

Army Gen. John W. Nicholson, Resolute Support and U.S. Forces -- Afghanistan commander, toured the Kabul Women's Hospital that has received new equipment. Nicholson indicated that security is not just military force; security also includes the rebuilding of a new Afghanistan. The projects are part of a whole-of-government approach supported by the Commander's Emergency Response Program and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

May 18, 2017

Mattis Praises Norway as Important U.S., NATO Ally

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with Norwegian Minister of Defense Ine Eriksen Søreide at the Pentagon, where he praised Norway as an important U.S. and NATO ally.

May 18, 2017

NATO Chiefs Discuss Afghan Manning Ahead of Heads of State Meeting

NATO defense chiefs in Brussels examined proposals that would increase the number of NATO and partner troops in Afghanistan and to change the way those troops are employed, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said.

May 16, 2017

Dunford Arrives in Brussels for NATO Military Committee Meeting

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived in Brussels to discuss Afghanistan, countering terrorism and other missions during NATO's Military Committee chiefs of defense meeting.

May 9, 2017

U.S. Officials Studying Force Size in Afghanistan, Dunford Says

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said no decisions on whether to increase U.S. forces in Afghanistan have been made yet.

April 28, 2017

Mattis Honors Army Rangers Killed in Afghanistan

The two Army Rangers who died in Afghanistan willingly went into harm's way to fight the enemy and defend the United States and its freedoms, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said.

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