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OIR Special Report
Dunford: U.S. Forces Busy Implementing Defense Strategy Worldwide
August 28, 2018
— U.S. service members operate as part of a larger whole-of-government strategic approach to the world, and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff gave a snapshot of the breadth and width of the military's global commitment during a Pentagon news conference....
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....
Centcom Commander: Success in Defeating ISIS Lies With Coalition Partners, Allies
July 19, 2018
— 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....
Groups Such As ISIS Cannot Be Allowed To Exist, Mattis Says
June 8, 2018
— While Iraq has liberated all of its territory once captured and held by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the U.S.-led military campaign against the rogue organization continues in Syria, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said at a meeting of the defeat-ISIS coalition at NATO headquarters in Brussels....
Dunford to Discuss Deconfliction With Russian Counterpart in Helsinki
June 7, 2018
— The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is meeting with his Russian counterpart in Helsinki to discuss the deconfliction of coalition and Russian operations in Syria, the state of U.S.-Russia military relations and other topics, a defense official said....
U.S. Military Must Develop All-Domain Defenses, Mattis, Dunford Say
April 13, 2018
— Nations that want to challenge the United States conventionally will lose, but they may look for asymmetric ways to do so, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told lawmakers....
ISIS ‘Caliphate’ Defeat is Near, Top Pentagon Officials Say
April 5, 2018
— The defeat of the “caliphate” that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria claimed in Syria is near, top Defense Department officials said at the Pentagon....
Defense Official Says Russia ‘Complicit’ in Syrian Deaths
March 15, 2018
— Russia has not lived up to its promises on Syria and bears responsibility for massive casualties of innocent civilians in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said....
Turkey’s Assault on Kurdish Fighters Concerns United States, Officials Say
January 25, 2018
— As Turkey continues its attack on Kurdish forces along the Syrian border town of Afrin, the Defense Department's chief spokesperson said the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is the common threat in the region....
NATO, Partner Defense Chiefs Discuss Afghanistan, Iraq, Command Structures
January 16, 2018
— Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is participating in the NATO Military Committee meeting at the alliance headquarters in Brussels, to help examine situations in Afghanistan, Iraq and on the alliance border with Russia....