Recent news of incursions by the Taliban in the Helmand and Nuristan provinces might have been a result of misinformation, says Gen. Campbell.
Obama said the agreement “reflects our continued commitment to support the new Afghan Unity Government.”
Pentagon Spokesman, Col. Steve Warren said he was unaware who may have conducted the airstrikes which reportedly targeted the Islamic State
Pentagon Press Secretary Kirby said training will focus on “basic” military skills, focusing on organizational leadership and equipment proficiency.
“It’s important to remember the mission, the mission is to do some training, to build these units, and do some logistics, some transport, the movement of material,” Kirby said. “It is not to treat.”
France is the first nation, who has committed to assisting the U.S. led battle against the Islamic State, to conduct direct military strikes
Gen. Dempsey said that if the battle agains the Islamic State is not showing signs of success, he may ask the President for troops on the ground.
Speaking at an invitation-only ceremony at the Pentagon on the 13th anniversary of the attack, Obama told family members of victims and survivors in attendance, that “America stands tall.”