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Readout of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Dunford's Meetings with Afghan Senior Government and Defense Officials

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, and various other Afghan senior government and military leaders in Kabul, March 20, 2018. The senior leaders discussed the current security environment in Afghanistan, the progress of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, and the re-posturing of U.S. forces as part of the new South Asia strategy.

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, and various other Afghan senior government and military leaders in Kabul, March 20, 2018. The senior leaders discussed the current security environment in Afghanistan, the progress of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, and the re-posturing of U.S. forces as part of the new South Asia strategy.

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Army Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr., commander, Resolute Support Mission and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, meet with Afghan senior government and military leaders in Kabul, March 20, 2018. The senior leaders discussed the current security environment in Afghanistan, the progress of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, and the re-posturing of U.S. forces as part of the new South Asia strategy.

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Army Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr., commander, Resolute Support Mission and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, meet with Afghan senior government and military leaders in Kabul, March 20, 2018. The senior leaders discussed the current security environment in Afghanistan, the progress of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, and the re-posturing of U.S. forces as part of the new South Asia strategy.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Joint Staff Spokesperson Col. Patrick S. Ryder provided the following readout:

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, Minister of Defense Tariq Shah Bahrami, and various other Afghan senior government and military leaders March 20 in Kabul.

The senior leaders discussed the current security environment in Afghanistan, the progress of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, and the re-posturing of U.S. forces as part of the new South Asia strategy.

The South Asia strategy demonstrates a commitment to setting the conditions for a lasting peace in Afghanistan. Advising our Afghan partners at all levels, enabling NATO partner support, and adopting a more comprehensive regional framework help demonstrate our commitment and resolve to a secure and stable region.


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