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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....
‘Chain of Command’ TV Series Connects Strategy With Troops on the Ground
January 10, 2018
— Strategic decisions made in the Pentagon have immediate and far-reaching effects on service members around the world. National Geographic’s documentary “Chain of Command” shows both sides of that process....
Pentagon Spokesman Details Progress in Defeating ISIS
January 8, 2018
— Coalition and partnered forces are building on progress in Iraq and Syria to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the director of press operations at the Pentagon told reporters....
Mattis Says Operations Against ISIS Will Change in 2018
December 29, 2017
— The destruction of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s physical caliphate will change the way the coalition will go after the terror group, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon....
Chairman’s USO Holiday Tour Entertains Troops in Afghanistan, Iraq
December 26, 2017
— “We could not bring you home for Christmas, so we decided to bring a little bit of home to you,” Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told service members stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq. ...
Chairman’s USO Tour Takes to Sea Aboard Aircraft Carrier Operating in Gulf
December 23, 2017
— The 2017 USO Holiday Tour left al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates and flew 20 minutes to sovereign U.S. soil in the form of the 4.5-acre flight deck of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, underway in the Persian Gulf....
Pence Visits U.S. Troops in Afghanistan; Chairman Continues USO Holiday Tour
December 22, 2017
— Vice President Mike Pence delivered America’s holiday wishes to service members in Afghanistan during an unannounced visit, while Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford brought the USO Holiday Tour to troops in the United Arab Emirates....
Iraqi, Syrian Democratic Forces Destroy ISIS’ ‘Caliphate’
December 11, 2017
— While Iraqi security forces and Syrian Democratic Forces have destroyed the idea of an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ‘Caliphate,’ much work remains to be done against the terror group, a Pentagon spokesman said....
Combatant Command Enlisted Leaders Discuss Operations, NCO Empowerment
November 29, 2017
— Combatant command senior enlisted leaders discussed operations against terrorists in their areas, the state of forces and what noncommissioned officers bring to the table internationally during a Pentagon briefing....
Military’s Top Noncommissioned Officer: ISIS ‘On the Run’
November 27, 2017
— The military’s top noncommissioned officer, Army Sgt. Maj. John Wayne Troxell, said that he is impressed with the U.S. efforts in defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria....