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U.S. Seeks to Mitigate Risk, Learn Ground Truth in Afghanistan
September 8, 2018
— Taliban reconciliation with the Afghan government is at the core of the peace program in Afghanistan, but it will be a difficult path to tread, the spokesman for NATO’s Resolute Support mission and the U.S. Operation Freedom’s Sentinel said....
Afghanistan Peace Process Shows Promise, Resolute Support Commander Says
August 22, 2018
— The peace process in Afghanistan has shown progress since the first cease-fire in 17 years took place in June, the commander of NATO’s Resolute Support mission and U.S. forces in Afghanistan told reporters at the Pentagon....
Centcom Commander: Afghan Government Will Prosecute ISIS-K Terrorists
August 8, 2018
— Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Khorasan members held in Afghanistan will be tried as war criminals and those found guilty will be held accountable for their war crimes, the commander of U.S. Central Command said....
Mattis Says Taliban Under Increasing Pressure to Reconcile
August 7, 2018
— The president’s South Asia Strategy is working in Afghanistan and pressure is increasing on the Taliban to enter reconciliation discussions, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon....
U.S. Brigade Arrives in Afghanistan to Advise, Strengthen Afghan Forces
March 29, 2018
— A new Army formation deployed to Afghanistan is dedicated to focusing the power of the Afghan military and government on taking the fight to the Taliban to convince the group to reconcile. ...
Dunford Encouraged by Afghan, Coalition Efforts in Afghanistan
March 23, 2018
— Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, completed an extensive visit to Afghanistan, and leaves encouraged by the Afghan and coalition military potential in the country....
Nicholson Says Situation in Afghanistan Has Fundamentally Changed
March 22, 2018
— The South Asia Strategy fundamentally changed the situation in Afghanistan, and the Resolute Support mission commander believes it may provide the key for reconciliation and peace in the country....
Chairman Expresses Enthusiasm About Military Dimension in Afghanistan
March 21, 2018
— The hard work of Afghan and coalition personnel in the train, advise, assist strategy is already paying off, and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says he is encouraged by the progress he's seen while in Afghanistan....
Officials Note Progress in Afghanistan, Difficulty for Taliban
March 20, 2018
— There is never going to be a better time for the Taliban to start talking with the Afghan government about peace, a Resolute Support official said in Afghanistan during a visit from the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff....
Dunford Arrives in Afghanistan to Assess Campaign Plan
March 19, 2018
— Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived in Afghanistan to assess the campaign plan now that all personnel are in place and the South Asia strategy is in full swing....