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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....
Dunford: New Operational Construct in Afghanistan Should Break Stalemate
October 3, 2017
— The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the new South Asia strategy should break the stalemate in Afghanistan and make the United States, its allies and its partners more secure....
Dunford to Emphasize Enduring Afghanistan Effort in NATO Meeting
January 20, 2016
— The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today that he will tell his NATO counterparts there is opportunity in Afghanistan, but it will take time and continued focus.Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F....
Dempsey Calls Election ‘Turning Point’ for Afghan Forces
May 2, 2014
— The Afghan election last month marked a turning point for Afghanistan’s national security forces, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today.The success of the April 5 presidential...
Dempsey Arrives in Afghanistan for Meetings, Consultations
May 1, 2014
— The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff arrived here tonight for a series of meetings with senior U.S. and coalition leaders and with American service members.This is Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey’s...