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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. 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. 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.

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.

June 20, 2018

Afghanistan May Be on ‘Edge of Opportunity’ for Peace

The ceasefire during Eid al-Fitr and the burgeoning peace movement in Afghanistan lead NATO officials in the country to believe the country is on the brink of an opportunity for peace, the deputy commander for the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan said.

June 19, 2018

Resolute Support Nominee: Effort Still Needed to Prevent Homeland Attacks

The Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan is necessary to protect Americans from terror attacks on the homeland, Army Lt. Gen. Austin S. Miller, the nominee to be the mission’s next commander, said during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.

June 8, 2018

Afghanistan Making Progress Toward Peace, Mission Commander Says

Afghan security forces are providing the power, NATO is providing support and training, and the Afghan people are providing the will in the fight against the Taliban and other extremist groups, Army Gen. John W. Nicholson said during a news conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels.

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.

April 28, 2018

Mattis Welcomes Polish Defense Minister to Pentagon

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis hosted an enhanced honor cordon for Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak at the Pentagon, where he thanked the Polish leader for his nation's military cooperation and support.

April 10, 2018

Face of Defense: Marine Leads Surveillance Sensor Operations

A Marine Corps sergeant in Afghanistan is taking lessons learned from the past and applying them today as he works as a surveillance sensor operator. He helps employ remote sensors as general surveillance and early warning systems to aid the Afghan National Defense and security forces.

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