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17 January 2018 Military News

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  • OIF / OND / OEF / OIR / OFS Casualty Update 17 Jan 2018 [PDF]
  • U.S. Continues to Train Local Security Forces in Syria DoD 17 Jan 2018 -- The U.S. continues to train local security forces in Syria. The training is designed to enhance security for displaced persons returning to their devastated communities. It is also essential so that ISIS cannot reemerge in liberated and ungoverned areas. This is not a new "army" or conventional "border guard" force.
  • Haley: US Afghanistan Strategy Is Working VOA 17 Jan 2018 -- A senior U.S. official said Wednesday the Trump administration's Afghanistan strategy is working.
  • Afghan Government, Taliban Deny Sending Envoys to Turkey Talks VOA 17 Jan 2018 -- Afghanistan government negotiators and Taliban officials have reportedly opened "unofficial" talks in Turkey to discuss the groundwork for initiating a formal peace dialogue between the government and the insurgent group.
  • First to go: Green Berets remember earliest mission in Afghanistan (part 1) Army News 17 Jan 2018 -- The movie "12 Strong" arrives in theaters this Friday, and tells the harrowing story of the first U.S. special forces mission in Afghanistan following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The following Army.mil exclusive three-part feature recounts the events of the Green Berets' first mission in Afghanistan, as they sought to destroy the Taliban regime and deny Al-Qaida sanctuary in that country.

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