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June 7, 2018

Southern Command Chief Says South American Allies ‘Got Game’

Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Brazil are all important partners for the United States, with capable militaries that have taken on broader security responsibilities, the commander of U.S. Southern Command said.

June 6, 2018

New NATO Initiatives Aim to Boost Alliance Readiness

NATO is stronger than ever and new initiatives will increase the alliance’s readiness capacity, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters in Brussels, where he previewed the upcoming NATO Defense Ministerial.

June 5, 2018

Operation Roundup in Syria Continues to Target ISIS Terrorists

Coalition members continue to accelerate the defeat of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria remnants, and a high-level ISIS operative has been removed from the battlefield, an Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said.

May 31, 2018

Eucom Enhances Force Readiness Through Summer Exercises

U.S. European Command's summer exercises -- Baltic Operations, Saber Strike and Swift Response -- all maintain component readiness and demonstrate continued U.S. commitment to its NATO allies and partners, command leaders said.

May 30, 2018

South Asia Strategy in Afghanistan Shows Results, Nicholson Says

The South Asia strategy in Afghanistan has spawned intensified dialogue and a drop in Taliban violence, and the goal of the South Asia strategy is reconciliation, said Army Gen. John W. Nicholson, commander of NATO’s Resolute Support mission.

May 24, 2018

DoD Official Highlights U.S. Relationship With Georgia

At the U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Conference, a top defense official hailed the U.S. relationship with the country of Georgia, saying it is an “incredibly important strategic partnership” with a nation that shares values and interests with the United States.

May 22, 2018

USS Gonzalez Conducts Training With Italian Navy Frigate

The guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez conducted combined operations with the multipurpose Italian frigate ITS Alpino to promote camaraderie and collaboration among NATO partners.

May 18, 2018

Trump, NATO Secretary General Discuss Alliance at White House Meeting

President Donald J. Trump and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discussed alliance unity and the upcoming NATO summit in Brussels in July during a meeting at the White House.

May 17, 2018

Dunford Pleased With Results of NATO Military Committee Meeting

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is pleased with the progress made at the NATO Military Committee meeting this week, saying the discussions have set the stage for decisions by alliance defense ministers and heads of state.

May 17, 2018

DoD Official Refutes Taliban’s Claim of Controlling Afghan City

Despite claims from the Taliban that they now control the western Afghanistan city of Farah, the city has not fallen into their hands, the chief Pentagon spokesperson told reporters.

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