Joseph Votel - Army


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Iran is kind of a long-term destabilizing actor in the region and so we remain concerned about their activities as
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Oct 12 2017 Iran
Joseph Votel has been quoted 29 times. The one recent article where Joseph Votel has been quoted is Freeing of hostages in Pakistan a 'positive sign': U.S. general. Most recently, Joseph Votel was quoted as having said, “Our focus is to put military pressure on the Taliban to make that a viable option for them, that they need to come to the table.”.
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Mar 29 2017 - Iran

We need to look at opportunities where we can disrupt [Iran] through military means or other means their activities. We need to look at opportunities where we can expose and hold them accountable for the things that they are doing. We are paying extraordinarily close attention to this, but I feel very confident in our ability to protect ourselves and to continue to pursue our missions. This was a very dynamic situation. So this wasn't a deliberate target or anything else. This was an evolving combat

Mar 18 2017 - Iraq

The Counter-ISIS campaign has entered its third year and we are on track with the military plan to defeat the terrorist organization in Iraq and Syria. While we continue to make great strides towards countering ISIS trans-regionally, we recognize that we are dealing with a highly adaptive enemy. We will defeat ISIS militarily; however, a lasting defeat of this enemy will not be achieved unless similar progress is made on the political front. We have to be unpredictable starting now. But they're going to be gone. ISIS will be gone if I'm elected president. And they'll be gone

Mar 09 2017

I think as we move towards the latter part of these operations into more of the stability and other aspects of the operations, we will see more conventional forces

Mar 09 2017 - Al-Qaeda

I think we had a good understanding of exactly what happened . . . and we've been able to pull lessons learned out of that we will apply in future

Mar 09 2017 - Al-Qaeda

We lost a lot on this operation. We lost a valued operator; we had people wounded; we caused civilian casualties; lost an expensive

Mar 09 2017 - Yemen

I was satisfied that none of those indicators that I identified to you were present. I think we had a good understanding of exactly what happened on this objective and we've been able to pull lessons learned out of that, that we will apply in future

Jan 29 2017 - Al-Qaeda

We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our elite service

Oct 25 2016

They've had a long time to prepare for that fight, so all of that we're going to contend with here very, very

Oct 19 2016

I think what we've seen is when we apply pressure on the Islamic State forces, they do squirt out, they try to go to other locations, they move leaders, they move the bulk of their forces, they try to relocate some of their

Oct 19 2016 - Iraq

I think it's extraordinarily important to apply pressure in many areas, Iraq and

Oct 19 2016 - Iraq

Mosul is about three times the size of

Jul 15 2016

We try to tie our requests to specific objectives we're trying to achieve on the

Jul 15 2016

What we don't want to do is declare victory and depart after that. I think we want to see this

Jul 15 2016

While there is still a lot of work to do – a lot of work to do – I left more

Apr 29 2016

The investigation concluded that certain personnel failed to comply with rules of engagement and the law of armed conflict. However, the investigation did not conclude that these failures amounted to a war

Apr 29 2016

The investigation found that the incident was caused by "unintentional human errors, process errors, and equipment

Apr 29 2016 - Afghanistan

The trauma center was a protected facility, but was

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