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April 24, 2017

U.S. Stands by Afghan People After Taliban’s Heinous Acts, Mattis Says

In Kabul, Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis had stern words for the recent Taliban attack on an Afghan military base and mosque, in which more than 100 people were killed.

Dec. 9, 2016

Carter Arrives in Afghanistan for Visit to Thank U.S. Troops

Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived in Afghanistan on a visit to thank U.S. troops for their service to the nation during the holidays, receive an update on NATO and U.S. efforts to support Afghan security forces, and to meet with senior Afghan officials, including President Ashraf Ghani, a Defense Department news release said.

Dec. 2, 2016

Afghan Forces Prevailing Against Enemy, U.S. General Says

Afghan forces were put to the test and prevailed during the 2016 fighting season, Army Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr., the commander of the Resolute Support mission and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, told reporters.

July 21, 2016

Top Enlisted Advisor Advocates Tough Fitness Training for Battlefield Readiness

Army Command Sgt. Maj. John Wayne Troxell, the senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, participated in a series of challenging exercises with a group of other senior noncommissioned officers during his visit to Kabul, Afghanistan.

May 21, 2016

DoD Conducts Airstrike Against Taliban Leader Mullah Mansur

The Department of Defense conducted an airstrike targeting Taliban leader Mullah Mansur in a remote area of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region.

May 18, 2016

NATO Military Committee Will Lay Groundwork for Warsaw Summit

NATO military representatives are meeting in Brussels to discuss operations in Afghanistan, the challenges from Russia, operations in the Mediterranean, the threat of terrorism, cyberdefense and numerous other issues facing the alliance.

March 16, 2016

Former Resolute Support Commander: Leaders Heeded Advice

Army Gen. John F. Campbell said President Barack Obama's decision to keep 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan into 2016 has resonated in the region.

Feb. 12, 2016

DoD Officials Describe Afghan National Defense Forces As Work in Progress

U.S. strategy in Afghanistan is based on the goal of preventing the country from becoming a haven for extremists, DoD officials told a House panel.

Feb. 11, 2016

Afghan Forces Need to Develop 4 Capabilities, General Says

Readiness and leadership change are among the capabilities Afghan security forces will need for success, a spokesman for the support mission in Afghanistan said.

Feb. 4, 2016

Campbell to SASC: Afghanistan Not a Short-Term Problem

The situation is complex in Afghanistan, but one simple truth is that 2016 cannot be a repeat of 2015, Army Gen. John Campbell told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

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