As required by the IG Act, the Lead IG is reporting on Operation Yukon Journey, an overseas contingency operations designated by the Secretary of Defense in February 2018. The Secretary removed the overseas contingency operation designation in May 2019. This operation, which seeks to degrade al Qaeda and ISIS-affiliated terrorists in the Middle East, is classified. The Lead IG report is classified as a result. We have provided the report to the federal agencies and congressional committees.