Feb. 15, 2017
Mattis Highlights U.S. Commitment to NATO, Warns of 'Arc of Insecurity'
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis highlighted the U.S. commitment to NATO, saying that for seven decades the world has watched NATO become the most successful and powerful military alliance in modern history.
Mattis, NATO Counterparts Discuss Counter-ISIS Efforts
Before meeting with NATO counterparts in Brussels to discuss efforts to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the alliance remains a fundamental bedrock for the U.S. and the transatlantic community.
Feb. 9, 2017
Resolute Support Commander: More Troops Needed to Break Afghan ‘Stalemate’
A few thousand more troops for the train, advise and assist mission in Afghanistan would help to break what is now a stalemate with the Taliban, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and other adversaries there, Army Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr. said.
Jan. 17, 2017
France Deploys Troops Globally in Counter-Extremism Fight
France is committed to stopping the spread of violent extremism and has deployed significant military resources worldwide in the fight, a French military official told reporters in Paris.
July 20, 2016
Carter: Defense Ministers Agree on Next Steps in Counter-ISIL Fight
Defense Secretary Ash Carter briefed reporters on a meeting he hosted for the representatives of more than 30 nations to discuss the ongoing military campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and plans for upcoming offensives.