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Sept. 24, 2018

Afghan Forces Proving Their Resilience, U.S. Examines Possible Polish Base, Mattis Says

Afghan security forces have taken severe casualties, but they continue to fight and protect the populace, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said during a news conference at the Pentagon.

Sept. 19, 2018

USS Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group Begins Operations in U.S. 6th Fleet

The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group has commenced operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations to continue support to NATO allies, European and African partner nations, coalition partners, and U.S. national security interest in Europe and Africa.

Sept. 17, 2018

Mattis Praises Macedonia as ‘Stabilizing Force’

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with Macedonian defense officials during his first trip to the country and discussed U.S. support for Macedonia's Prespa Agreement with Greece and the country's invitation to join NATO.

Sept. 15, 2018

NATO Chief Lists Benefits of Alliance to United States

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is as important to the United States as it is to Europe, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at the Heritage Foundation in Washington.

Sept. 10, 2018

Army Medics Provide Combat Casualty Care Training to Bulgarian Troops

U.S. soldiers of 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, are teaching tactical combat casualty care to allied soldiers in Afghanistan.

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.

Sept. 4, 2018

Dunford Gets Greek View of Regional Challenges

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discussed regional challenges with his counterpart, Greek navy Adm. Evangelos Apostolakis, Hellenic National Defense General Staff chief during a visit with defense officials in Athens, Greece.

Aug. 24, 2018

NATO Names Canadian General to Head Alliance’s Iraq Mission

Canadian army Maj. Gen. Dany Fortin will lead the new NATO mission in Iraq, which will continue NATO’s efforts to train Iraqi forces as they work to prevent a return of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or similar terror groups.

Aug. 21, 2018

Multinational Snipers Strengthen Desert Capabilities in Spain

Snipers from Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and Spain attended the International Special Training Centre’s Desert Sniper Course at the Chinchilla Training Area in Albacete, Spain.

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.

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