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US Efforts to Stand-up Afghan Air Force Still Falling Down

US Efforts to Stand-up Afghan Air Force Still Falling Down

Recently, POGO reported on the failed attempt to provide C-27A Spartan aircraft to the Afghans in order to fulfill their medium airlift requirements. Now, the successor effort to replace the C-27As with C-130Hs is also experiencing turbulence. Fortunately, after the […]


C-27A Shining Example of the Billions Wasted In Afghanistan

C-27A Shining Example of the Billions Wasted In Afghanistan

With the recent collapse of the Iraqi state and its armed forces, the American taxpayer might correctly question how effective U.S. security assistance to Afghanistan has been over the past decade and whether the Afghan security state might similarly falter […]


US Army opens probe into ex-POW Bergdahl’s disappearance

US Army opens probe into ex-POW Bergdahl’s disappearance

The US Army has launched an investigation into why Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl went missing and was later captured by Afghan insurgents in 2009, officials said Monday. The 28-year-old soldier is currently undergoing medical treatment and counseling at a military hospital […]


Pakistan deploys troops, jets in anti-militant offensive

Pakistan deploys troops, jets in anti-militant offensive

Pakistan on Monday launched fresh air strikes on the northwest tribal region where it has deployed up to 30,000 troops in a long-awaited offensive to eliminate Taliban and Al-Qaeda militants from their border stronghold. The action in North Waziristan was […]


New Afghan War Plan Announced, But How Much Will It Cost?

New Afghan War Plan Announced, But How Much Will It Cost?

President Barack Obama recently announced that, following the end of major combat operations in Afghanistan this year, the United States will retain a residual force of 9,800 troops to continue to train local security forces and conduct counterterrorism operations. Under […]


US To Keep Nearly 10,000 Troops In Afghanistan In 2015

US To Keep Nearly 10,000 Troops In Afghanistan In 2015

President Barack Obama today announced the United States plans to keep nearly 10,000 American troops in Afghanistan next year — a level largely in line with what U.S. commanders had requested — and that nearly all U.S. forces will leave […]


Pakistan air strikes kill 32 militants

Pakistan air strikes kill 32 militants

Precision military air strikes on Wednesday killed at least 32 militants including key commanders in a restive Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said. “Confirmed militant hideouts were targeted early morning today in North Waziristan through precise aerial […]


China hosts Asia security forum with wary neighbours

China hosts Asia security forum with wary neighbours

China hosts a little-known Asian regional forum on security on Wednesday keen to raise the event’s profile and show willingness to work with neighbours, despite recent disputes over maritime territory. Chinese President Xi Jinping will present his vision of foreign […]


Britain Closes Final Forward Base In Afghanistan

Britain Closes Final Forward Base In Afghanistan

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has visited Afghanistan to mark the latest milestone in the drawdown of UK forces. Mr Hammond was in the country to witness the closure of Observation Post Sterga, the last remaining forward base to be used […]


 
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