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Feb. 2, 2016

Campbell: Afghan Forces’ Progress Uneven, But Improving

Progress in Afghanistan has been uneven, but this is no time to waiver on America’s commitment to the country, the commander of U.S. Forces-Afghanistan told a House panel.

Jan. 28, 2016

NATO Secretary General Describes State of the Alliance

The NATO alliance has been challenged in the past year, but member nations are coming together to face problems, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.

Jan. 27, 2016

NATO Land Forces Commander to Succeed Campbell in Afghanistan

President Barack Obama intends to nominate the U.S. Army commander of NATO land forces to succeed Army Gen. John F. Campbell as the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said.

Jan. 22, 2016

Afghanistan Mission Has Universal NATO Support, Dunford Says

NATO allies are in full agreement to continue the alliance's commitment to Afghanistan, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in Paris.

Jan. 20, 2016

Dunford to Emphasize Enduring Afghanistan Effort in NATO Meeting

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said he will tell his NATO counterparts there is opportunity in Afghanistan, but it will take time and continued focus.

Dec. 19, 2015

Carter: Afghanistan Mission Remains a Top Priority

Work over the past year has put Afghanistan on a better path forward, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said during a visit to the country.

Dec. 9, 2015

Exercises Focus on Speed, Army’s Commander in Europe Says

U.S. and European allies place heavy emphasis on speed to recognize, act and execute in response to a potential crisis, the commanding general of U.S. Army Europe said.

Nov. 24, 2015

DoD Official: No U.S. Military Involved in Russian Aircraft Downing

The U.S. supports Turkey’s right to defend its airspace and sovereignty, the Pentagon press secretary said following the downing of a Russian military aircraft by the Turkish military.

Sept. 14, 2015

Dempsey: 'Terrible Human Suffering' in Syrian Conflict

The Syrian refugee crisis could cause Europe to become "more involved in the Syrian conflict," according to the top U.S. military officer.

Sept. 13, 2015

Breedlove: Terrorism, Russian Aggression Concerns NATO

The commander of U.S. forces in Europe spoke about NATO's concerns regarding Russian aggression and about the fight against ISIL, following a meeting of NATO chiefs of defense in Istanbul.

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