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Campaigns to Defeat ISIS
(Operation Inherent Resolve and Resolute Support)

  • The coalition to defeat ISIS won significant victories in 2017.
  • Our strategy for South Asia replaces time constraints with a conditions-based approach.
  • We are committed to helping the Afghanistan people secure their country and end the war.

We're also taking the fight to ISIS outside of Iraq and Syria, attacking … their affiliates and any groups that claim allegiance. ISIS is a transregional threat, and we have a global approach.

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff May 19, 2017 Source
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Focus on the Indo-Pacific Region

  • We have a vested interest in the Indo-Pacific region’s security.
  • Our strong alliances help counter regional threats, including North Korea’s actions.
  • We promote the rules-based order in the best interest of the United States and the region.

Long-term regional security and prosperity are at risk. We need only look at the chaos and violence that our friends in the Middle East are contending with to see why we must act swiftly and jointly to address threats to our region.

Navy Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander, U.S. Pacific Command Oct. 17, 2017 Source
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European Security / Operation Atlantic Resolve

NATO is charged to be ready to respond to the new and continually evolving security environment. We must continue to set conditions and invest now to ensure European security in the future.

Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, commander of U.S. European Command and NATO's supreme allied commander for Europe May 17, 2017 Source
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Humanitarian Assistance / Disaster Response

Those same capabilities that make our armed forces so effective in combat make our forces uniquely effective in disaster relief efforts.

Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson, commander, U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command Sept. 1, 2017 Source
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Remembering Our Past

To all the veterans … you set an uncompromising bar that every one of us on duty today must live up to.

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis Oct. 9, 2017 Source
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