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    Military Operations in Iraq and Syria

    Operation Inherent Resolve Spokespersonn Colonel Steve Warren briefed reporters at the Pentagon via satellite about targeted airstrikes against ISIS militants in Iraq and Syria. The…

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    Afghanistan Operations Commander Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing for Lieutenant General John Nicholson, President Obama’s nominee to be the next Afghanistan Operations…

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    Military Operations in Afghanistan

    Brigadier General Wilson Shoffner, Afghanistan operations chief of staff for communication, updated reporters at the Pentagon on ongoing military operations in that country. He…

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    Book Discussion on They Were Heroes

    Sergeant Major David Devaney (Retired), author of They Were Heroes: A Sergeant Major’s Tribute to the Combat Marines of Iraq and Afghanistan, spoke about some of the heroic actions…

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Defense Department Press Secretary Peter Cook briefed reporters and responded to their questions on a variety of military-related topics. He announced the name of the Army Special…

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Peter Cook briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of military-related topics, including that one U.S. special operations service member was killed and two others were…

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    Stability and Security in Afghanistan

    Panelists talked about the status of the war in Afghanistan and efforts to stabilize the country.

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    U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan

    Current and former State Department experts on Afghanistan testified on U.S. strategy toward that country. The hearing focused on the level of U.S. troops after 2016, the role of the…

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    Book Discussion on Tough as They Come

    U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills (Retired) talked about his book, Tough as They Come, about his three tours of duty in Afghanistan and becoming a quadruple amputee after he triggered…

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    U.N. General Assembly Meeting on Afghanistan

    The United Nations General Assembly met to discuss reports of a possible attack on Kabul, Afghanistan.

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    Military Operations in Afghanistan

    Major General Gordon Davis talked about Afghan forces' ability to protect their country and the U.S. role in continued efforts to combat the Taliban. General Davis participated from Kabul,…

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    Hospital Bombing in Afghanistan

    General John Campbell, commander of Resolute Support Mission and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, briefed reporters from Afghanistan on the investigation into a U.S. airstrike that hit a Doctors…

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    Afghanistan Security

    Mohammad Umer Daudzai, former chief of staff to the president of Afghanistan, talked about the future of and regional challenges to his country’s security. Following his speech,…

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    U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

    New York Times Kabul Bureau Chief Rod Nordland spoke by phone about President Obama’s announcement that U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan past 2016.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines are open for viewer calls on the question, “Do you agree with President Obama’s decision to halt Afghanistan troop withdrawal?” Rod Nordland spoke by phone…

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    Military Operations in Afghanistan

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter spoke to reporters about President Obama’s decision to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan through 2017. After Secretary Carter, Press Secretary Peter Cook…

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    Open Phones on Troop Levels in Afghanistan

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments following President Obama’s announcement that he plans to keep 5,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan through 2017. He said his decision came…

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    President Obama on Troop Levels in Afghanistan

    President Obama announced that he plans to keep 5,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan through 2017. He said his decision came after consulting with Afghan leaders, his national security team and…

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    Afghanistan 1982

    This U.S. Information Agency film chronicles events in Afghanistan from the 1979 Soviet invasion until the end of 1982, and includes a 1982 interview with a Doctors Without Borders official…

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    U.S. Military Operations in Afghanistan

    General John Campbell, commander of U.S. Forces - Afghanistan, testified before the House Armed Services Committee on U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, as well as the Doctors Without Borders…

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