Archive: November, 2017

Nov. 29, 2017

South Asia Strategy Provides 'Path to Win' in Afghanistan, Commander Says

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28, 2017 — The new permissions available thanks to the South Asia strategy mean the campaign is on the "path to a win," the commander of NATO's Resolute Support mission and U.S. forces in Afghanistan told Pentagon reporters today.

Nov. 29, 2017

Combatant Command Enlisted Leaders Discuss Operations, NCO Empowerment

Combatant command senior enlisted leaders discussed operations against terrorists in their areas, the state of forces and what noncommissioned officers bring to the table internationally during a Pentagon briefing.

Nov. 27, 2017

SECNAV visits Bahrain

Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer met with leadership and spoke to service members aboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain as part of a multinational tour of the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility Nov. 21.

Nov. 27, 2017

Winter is coming: ANDSF resupply forces in Marjah during Maiwand 8

With winter in full swing, the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces continued offensive operations to expand the security belt around Lashkar Gah and ensure their personnel have what they need to continue to fight through the winter.

Nov. 27, 2017

Strikes target Taliban drug labs: 455th AEW plays key role

The 455th Air Expeditionary Wing played a pivotal role in the combined operations against Taliban revenue streams, Nov. 19-22, Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

Nov. 20, 2017

U.S., Afghan forces target Taliban drug labs, hit ‘where it hurts’

U.S. and Afghan forces conducted a series of strikes against Taliban drug labs, to target the revenue streams of the terrorists, the commander of the Resolute Support mission and U.S. Forces Afghanistan said.

Nov. 15, 2017

High praise for bravery, determination of Afghan forces

The NATO secretary general praised the bravery, determination and increasing capability of the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces at a press conference here Tuesday.

Nov. 14, 2017

Defeat-ISIS campaign deprives enemy of safe havens, OIR official says

The U.S.-led coalition to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria continues to support Syrian partners with surveillance and combat advice, as well as precision strikes, an Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said.

Nov. 14, 2017

Master Driver to steer RSSB

Five days on two different platforms of mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) all-terrain vehicles, and two days on mine rollers: this is what it takes to qualify a master driver to the operator level.

Nov. 11, 2017

NATO plus-up will give Afghan forces an offensive boost, Nicholson says

With an increase in troops, the U.S. and NATO strategy in Afghanistan has a good chance of enabling Afghan security forces to do more to secure their country, the Resolute Support mission commander said during a news conference in Brussels.