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Jens Stoltenberg: NATO Commits to Support Afghanistan Security Efforts Beyond 2017

Jens Stoltenberg, NATO secretary general, said that the alliance has committed to continue supporting Afghanistan and its forces through 2017 and beyond, DoD News reported Thursday. The report noted that approximately 39 countries will collaborate to help boost security in Afghanistan through the delivery of funding assistance for Afghan security …

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Sen. John McCain: Trump Administration Should Create Strategy for US Operations in Afghanistan

Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has urged President Donald Trump’s administration to formulate a new strategy for the Defense Department to help address the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan, Defense News reported Monday. McCain said the White House has not presented a strategy for Afghanistan since the …

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Mattis: ‘We are not winning’ in Afghanistan

Defense Secretary James Mattis stated unequivocally that “we are not winning in Afghanistan” in a Congressional hearing Tuesday. Speaking to members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Mattis was under fire from Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) who questioned the former four-star general on why Trump’s administration has delayed in its roll-out …

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James Mattis: Defense Funding Increase to Support Military Readiness, Address Budget Shortfall

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said additional defense funds under the fiscal 2017 omnibus spending bill would support efforts to rebuild military readiness and address budget shortfalls facing the Defense Department, DoD Buzz reported Tuesday. Mattis noted that the defense spending boost will aid the campaign against the Islamic State militant group and support ongoing …

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Maj. Gen. Steven Rudder Nominated as Marine Corps Deputy Commandant for Aviation

Maj. Gen. Steven Rudder, director for strategic planning and policy at the U.S. Pacific Command, has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve deputy commandant for aviation at the U.S. Marine Corps headquarters. The Defense Department said Wednesday that President Trump also endorsed the promotion of Rudder to the rank of lieutenant general. Rudder previously …

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Ash Carter, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Discuss Strategic Partnership for Afghanistan’s Security

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani have met in Kabul to discuss U.S.-Afghanistan strategic partnership in support of Afghanistan’s security, DoD News reported Friday. Terri Moon Cronk writes Carter said at a press conference that U.S. and coalition partners will continue to aid Afghan troops and …

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White House Releases Report on Legal Frameworks for US Military’s Use of Force

The White House has issued a document that describes legal and policy frameworks which guide the U.S. military’s use of force and related national security measures such as detention, transfer and interrogation. National security departments and agencies prepared the report in accordance with a presidential memorandum that also directs the National Security Council to review …

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