Archive: 2018

July 27, 2018

Taliban’s Two Top Leaders in Kapisa Province Killed

The Taliban’s two top leaders in Kapisa province were killed by a U.S. strike in support of an Afghan Special Security Forces raid in the province’s Tagab district, July 22. "I can confirm that Mullah Nasim Mushfaq, Taliban shadow governor of Kapisa, and Qari Ehsanullah, Taliban district shadow governor of Tagab, were among those killed during the conduct of an Afghan-led operation,” said U.S. Army Lt. Col. Martin L. O’Donnell, Resolute Support spokesperson.

July 27, 2018

‘We Are Strongly Behind You and Your Desire for Peace’ Says Nicholson

The desire for peace by the people of Afghanistan was both acknowledged and emphasized by the Resolute Support and U.S. Central Command commanders during a press conference at Resolute Support headquarters, July 23. U.S. Army Gen. John Nicholson, Resolute Support and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan commander, and U.S. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, U.S. Central Command, who was visiting Afghanistan, told reporters the South Asia strategy, a conditions-based approach introduced by U.S. President Donald Trump nearly a year ago, is working.

July 26, 2018

Targeting the Taliban: Commandos Hone Air and Land Navigation Skills

Members of the Afghan National Army’s Special Operations Command’s (ANASOC) "Hamahangee Tacktikee Hawa (HTH),” the Afghan military’s version of tactical air coordination, sharpened their skills during a 6-week class focusing on land navigation and air coordination skills, in June and July.

July 26, 2018

US, Egypt Commence Exercise Eagle Response 18

The U.S. Navy with the Egyptian Naval Forces commenced exercise Eagle Response 18 at the Red Sea Naval Base, Egypt, July 24.

July 24, 2018

Progress continues in defeating ISIS, coalition official says

Iraqi security forces continue to secure Iraq to advance efforts to stabilize the country and prevent a resurgence of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve official said.

July 19, 2018

CENTCOM commander: success in defeating ISIS lies with coalition partners, allies

Continued commitment from coalition partners in the effort to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and the promotion of regional security and stability set the conditions for a lasting victory, the commander of U.S. Central Command said.

July 19, 2018

South Asia strategy working in Afghanistan, CENTCOM commander says

While the fighting continues and work remains to be done in Afghanistan, progress there shows the president’s South Asia Strategy is working, the commander of U.S. Central Command told Pentagon reporters.

July 16, 2018

USARCENT hosts 2018 senior strategy session

U.S. Army Central hosted leaders from eight partner nations for the 2018 Senior Strategy Session – Arabian Peninsula / Levant here July 9-12.

July 11, 2018

DoD IT efforts focus on warfighter, competitive edge, CIO says

Today's warfighter needs access to intelligence and communication to enable quick decision-making and maintain a competitive edge, and the Defense Department's information technology efforts are focused on maintaining this edge and supporting national defense priorities, DoD’s chief information officer said.

July 9, 2018

US, Lebanese Armed Forces complete Resolute Response 18

U.S. and Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) participated in exercise Resolute Response (RR) 18 at Jounieh Naval Base, Lebanon, June 25-July 6.