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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 […]


Is Afghanistan Ready for A Complete Pullout?

Is Afghanistan Ready for A Complete Pullout?

For the first time, Washington has publicly announced the possibility that no US soldiers will remain in Afghanistan past 2014. German experts are skeptical that Afghan security will be able to cope without their help. “We wouldn’t rule out any […]


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 […]


Report: Afghan Security Forces Face Infrastructure Challenges

Report: Afghan Security Forces Face Infrastructure Challenges

The Afghan government will have a tough time maintaining and operating the infrastructure for its national security forces once international forces leave, according to a report issued by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction yesterday. Defense Department officials are […]


 
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