Archive: September, 2018

Sept. 8, 2018

Russian-Led Idlib Offensive Would Be Humanitarian Disaster, Dunford Says

The consequences of a Russian-Syrian regime offensive into Idlib, Syria, against terrorists hiding there would almost certainly be a humanitarian disaster, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

Sept. 6, 2018

Jason Dunham Counts 2,521 AK-47s Seized

MANAMA, Bahrain -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) seized an illicit weapons shipment found aboard a stateless skiff in the international waters of the Gulf of Aden, Aug. 28 now at counted 2,521 AK-47 automatic rifles. The count follows an initial estimate of over 1,000 rifles. The skiff was determined to be stateless following a flag verification boarding, conducted in accordance with international law. The origin and intended destination of the skiff have not yet been determined.

Sept. 5, 2018

U.S., Pakistani Leaders Agree to Reset Relationship

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, held talks with Pakistani leaders in Islamabad to reset the relationship between the two countries.

Sept. 2, 2018

Miller Takes Over NATO, U.S. Commands in Afghanistan

Army Gen. Austin S. Miller assumed command of NATO’s Resolute Support Mission and U.S. Forces Afghanistan from Gen. John M. Nicholson during a ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan.