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Sept. 8, 2018

U.S. Seeks to Mitigate Risk, Learn Ground Truth in Afghanistan

Taliban reconciliation with the Afghan government is at the core of the peace program in Afghanistan, but it will be a difficult path to tread, the spokesman for NATO’s Resolute Support mission and the U.S. Operation Freedom’s Sentinel said.

Aug. 24, 2018

Fallen Air Force MOH Recipient Joins Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes

Medal of Honor recipient fallen Air Force Tech. Sgt. John A. Chapman was inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes for his courageous actions during the battle at Takur Ghar mountain in Afghanistan, March 4, 2002.

Aug. 22, 2018

Afghanistan Peace Process Shows Promise, Resolute Support Commander Says

The peace process in Afghanistan has shown progress since the first cease-fire in 17 years took place in June, the commander of NATO’s Resolute Support mission and U.S. forces in Afghanistan told reporters at the Pentagon.

Aug. 20, 2018

Military Aircraft Crash in Iraq Highlights Dangers Troops Face Each Day

A military aircraft crash in Iraq, in which an American service member died and several others were injured, highlights the dangers troops face every day, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Robert Manning III told reporters.

Aug. 8, 2018

Centcom Commander: Afghan Government Will Prosecute ISIS-K Terrorists

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Khorasan members held in Afghanistan will be tried as war criminals and those found guilty will be held accountable for their war crimes, the commander of U.S. Central Command said.

Aug. 7, 2018

Mattis Says Taliban Under Increasing Pressure to Reconcile

The president’s South Asia Strategy is working in Afghanistan and pressure is increasing on the Taliban to enter reconciliation discussions, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon.

Aug. 7, 2018

101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade 'Lifeliners' Train to Sustain Lives

The 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade's medical team -- consisting of a family practice medical doctor and two combat medic specialists -- provides medical support to more than 500 service members.

July 18, 2018

Afghan 205th Corps Increases Capabilities with Quick-Response Company

The Afghan army selected more than 100 soldiers to establish a new quick-response unit to provide increased capabilities including first aid, explosives support and sniper coverage.

July 3, 2018

DoD Releases Report on Enhancing Security, Stability in Afghanistan

The Defense Department highlighted the need for sustained military pressure against the Taliban and hope for political calm in its first report on Afghanistan stability and security since implementing the president’s new South Asia Strategy.

June 27, 2018

Afghan Air Force Growth Pays Off in Fight Against Taliban, Official Says

The Afghan air force has grown in capacity and proficiency as it continues to successfully target the Taliban across Afghanistan, working with the coalition in an effort to pressure the terrorist group into reconciliation, the deputy air commander of NATO’s Resolute Support mission said.

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