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Army Gen. John Nicholson: US Forces in Afghanistan Cut Islamic State Group’s Territory

Army Gen. John Nicholson Jr., commander of the U.S. Forces Afghanistan, has highlighted significant reductions in Islamic State group-held territories in Afghanistan since U.S. troops  there received counterterrorism authority in January, DoD News reported Thursday. Terri Moon Cronk writes Nicholson told Pentagon reporters the militant organization’s regional affiliate in Afghanistan has …

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Ashton Carter: US to Maintain Financial Commitment, Force Presence in Afghanistan

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told reporters in Kabul that the U.S. will continue its financial support for Afghanistan’s security forces as well as retain U.S. military presence in the country through 2017, DoD News reported Wednesday. Karen Parrish writes Carter met with the Afghan leaders including President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah to discuss …

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Ashton Carter: US Forces Granted Added Flexibility to Support Afghan Military

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said U.S. military forces in Afghanistan will deliver added firepower support and advise ground and air troops of the Afghan military, DoD News reported Wednesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes President Barack Obama approved plans to provide additional flexibility for U.S. forces in Afghanistan to proactively support local conventional forces through firepower, close-air …

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Marine Corps Engineer School Updates Counter-IED Curriculum to Address Troop Readiness Requirements

The U.S. Marine Corps‘ engineer school has developed a new curriculum to train warfighters to counter improvised explosive device threats, Marine Corps Times reported Tuesday. Matthew Schehl writes that USMC looks to provide units with hands-on field training and tailored intelligence based on the geographic area the squads are assigned to, using lessons …

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