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Aug. 8, 2018

Centcom commander: Afghan government will prosecute ISIS-K terrorists

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Khorasan members held in Afghanistan will be tried as war criminals and those found guilty will be held accountable for their war crimes, the commander of U.S. Central Command said.

July 3, 2018

DoD releases report on enhancing security, stability in Afghanistan

The Defense Department has provided its semiannual report to Congress on enhancing security and stability in Afghanistan, a reporting period that marks the first campaign season to begin under the conditions-based South Asia Strategy announced by President Donald J. Trump in August.

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 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 13, 2018

Assistance Brigade Adds ‘Extensive Tactical Depth’ in Afghanistan, Commander Says

As it nears the 100th day of its deployment in Afghanistan, the highly trained and specialized 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade for the NATO Resolute Support mission is seeing results, the brigade’s commander 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.

March 22, 2018

Nicholson says situation in Afghanistan has fundamentally changed

The South Asia Strategy fundamentally changed the situation in Afghanistan, and the Resolute Support mission commander believes it may provide the key for reconciliation and peace in the country.

March 19, 2018

Dunford arrives in Afghanistan to assess campaign plan

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived in Afghanistan to assess the campaign plan now that all personnel are in place and the South Asia strategy is in full swing.

March 13, 2018

Defeat of ISIS ‘within our grasp,’ Centcom commander says

The United States and its partners have made significant progress in Iraq and Syria, but investments are needed to ensure the gains endure, the commander of U.S. Central Command said.

Feb. 12, 2018

Mattis Looks to NATO, Future of ISIS Fight

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters that he plans to discuss the way ahead against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria as well as the future of NATO during a six-day trip to meet with defense leaders from around the world.