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Elite Afghan soldiers complete training

Elite Afghan soldiers complete training

Fourteen Afghan air force members of the Kabul Air Wing Quick Reaction Force Company graduated from Ground Combat Skills Course in a ceremony May 29 at Kabul International Airport here. The graduation marked the completion of 50 hours of advanced […]


Iraq, Afghan wars to cost US up to $6 trillion: study

Iraq, Afghan wars to cost US up to $6 trillion: study

The Iraq and Afghanistan wars will cost the United States between $4-6 trillion in the long term, constraining the government’s budget for decades to come, a study said. Harvard University scholar Linda Bilmes concluded that the United States will face […]


Sequestration may affect reset from Afghanistan

Sequestration may affect reset from Afghanistan

The reset of equipment returning from Afghanistan may be affected by sequestration, said the commander of U.S. Army Materiel Command. The cancellation of reset would affect post-combat repair for about 1,000 vehicles, 14,000 communications devices and 17,000 weapons, Gen. Dennis […]


NATO Mulls Funding Afghan Troops Through 2018

NATO Mulls Funding Afghan Troops Through 2018

NATO has said it is strongly considering a proposal to extend funding for a security force of Afghan troops through 2018. The proposal comes amid speculation that the US will reduce support for post-2014 operations. NATO is considering plans to […]


First Afghan Air Force C-208 CASEVAC a success

First Afghan Air Force C-208 CASEVAC a success

In another historic step for the Afghan Air Force, an AAF Cessna 208 configured for battlefield casualty evacuation successfully transported a seriously injured solider and three minor casualties from Kandahar, Afghanistan to Kabul International Airport Feb. 11. The Afghan-tasked, planned […]


Obama Announces 34,000 Cut to US Force in Afghanistan

Obama Announces 34,000 Cut to US Force in Afghanistan

U.S. troops in Afghanistan will decrease by 34,000 over the coming year, President Barack Obama announced tonight in his annual State of the Union address. “After a decade of grinding war, our brave men and women in uniform are coming […]


ISAF, NATO employ tactics against ‘insider threats’

ISAF, NATO employ tactics against ‘insider threats’

“Insider-attacks” were recognized as the number-one strategic risk in Afghanistan during a NATO conference Jan. 24, and training to mitigate the threat was discussed by members of the International Security Assistance Force. The International Insider Threat Conference was hosted Jan. […]


Afghan troops train on D-30 Howitzer

Afghan troops train on D-30 Howitzer

Soldiers from Security Forces Assistance and Advisory Team – 5, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, assisted in the training of the Afghan National Army on the D-30 Howitzers at Combat Outpost Monti, Afghanistan, Jan. 18. The Afghan National […]


NATO Planners Look to Enduring Force In Afghanistan

NATO Planners Look to Enduring Force In Afghanistan

With just 23 months until the end of the International Security Assistance Force mission in Afghanistan, Afghan forces are poised to move into the lead operationally, and NATO and partner nations are discussing the scope and missions of the enduring […]


 
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