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EOD supports Afghan Army’s counter-IED training

EOD supports Afghan Army’s counter-IED training

Soldiers with 2nd Platoon, 49th Explosive Ordinance Disposal Company, attached to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), supported the Afghan National Army’s EOD team from the 4th Kandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, with running a counter […]


401st completes M1114 vehicle transfer to Afghan National Army

401st completes M1114 vehicle transfer to Afghan National Army

A historic mission for the 401st Army Field Support Brigade came to an end, Nov. 12, when AFSBn-Bagram issued 49 M1114 vehicles to the Afghan National Army, under a Foreign Military Sales case. The 49 vehicles were the last of […]


Afghan army beset by desertions as NATO pullout looms

Afghan army beset by desertions as NATO pullout looms

Far from home, poorly paid and discriminated against, Mushtaq and Sefadullah are among thousands of Afghans who are deserting the army in a worrying trend two years before NATO troops leave. It is not that they have joined the Taliban. […]


UK Advisors Support Afghan Army Operation

UK Advisors Support Afghan Army Operation

UK soldiers from the Brigade Advisory Group moved into position last week to support the start of the first major Afghan National Army (ANA) offensive of the spring. Operation SHAFUQ (meaning ‘dawn’ in Pashtu) is a large scale ANA operation […]


How Ready Is The Afghan Army?

How Ready Is The Afghan Army?

On paper, the Afghan National Army (ANA) looks strong enough to secure the country almost immediately. The force had a listed strength of 173,000 personnel in October and should reach 195,000 soldiers by the end of 2013. That means that […]


Afghan forces expand, increase capabilities

Afghan forces expand, increase capabilities

The Afghan army is growing fast and simultaneously struggling with the need to educate and train its noncommissioned officer corps, the senior enlisted leader of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan said today. Command Sgt. Major Marvin […]


Afghan air assault nets weapons, ammo, intel

Afghan air assault nets weapons, ammo, intel

KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan: In the early morning hours of Oct. 8, U.S. and Afghan National Army Soldiers conducted a successful air-assault operation in the mountains of Khowst Province, resulting in the location and destruction of two insurgent weapons caches. The […]


NATO Struggles to Train Afghan Army, But Officials Cite Progress

NATO Struggles to Train Afghan Army, But Officials Cite Progress

The sound of gunfire and yelling punctures the air as Afghan soldiers run through a recent exercise at the Kabul military training center. Firing blanks from their rifles, they advance on an identified enemy position as their NATO trainers watch. […]


Transition Force Creates Air Power in Afghanistan

Transition Force Creates Air Power in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: About 450 U.S. and NATO forces are working to bring the 3,300 members and 48 aircraft of the Afghan army air corps up to par as part of a long-term effort to give the country a self-sufficient air force, […]


 
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