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July 30, 2018

NATO stepping forward on training mission to Iraq

NATO’s Allied Joint Force Command will begin an alliance training mission in Iraq that will formalize the alliance’s effort and commitment to Iraq, the commander of the Joint Force Command said.

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 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.

June 8, 2018

Groups Such As ISIS Cannot Be Allowed To Exist, Mattis Says

While Iraq has liberated all of its territory once captured and held by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the U.S.-led military campaign against the rogue organization continues in Syria, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said at a meeting of the defeat-ISIS coalition at NATO headquarters in Brussels.

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.

June 5, 2018

Operation Roundup in Syria Continues to Target ISIS Terrorists

Coalition members continue to accelerate the defeat of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria remnants, and a high-level ISIS operative has been removed from the battlefield, an Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman 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.

May 16, 2018

NATO Aims to Stay Capable, Agile to Meet Threats

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and NATO Military Committee members met in Brussels to discuss key defense issues and work on proposals for next month’s NATO defense ministers’ meeting.

May 14, 2018

Dunford Arrives in Brussels for NATO Meetings

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is in Brussels to participate in NATO Military Committee chiefs of defense meetings that will set the stage for the alliance's defense ministerial conference and the NATO summit.

Feb. 13, 2018

Mattis Hails Strong Collaboration in Defeat-ISIS Coalition

The coalition to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria continues to grow while remaining resolute in its focus to the mission, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said following a defeat-ISIS meeting in Rome.