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Colombia’s FARC rebels end ceasefire

Colombia’s FARC rebels end ceasefire

Colombia’s FARC rebels announced Sunday the end of a two-month unilateral ceasefire declared in November at the outset of talks in Cuba aimed at ending Latin America’s longest-running insurgency. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) had said they were […]


Marijuana use illegal on Colorado military bases

Marijuana use illegal on Colorado military bases

The state of Colorado voted to legalize marijuana Nov. 6, but its use is still against federal law and the Uniform Code of Military Justice, even for service members stationed in or visiting the state. This should come as no […]


RAF Reaper Team Uncovers Afghan Drugs Haul

RAF Reaper Team Uncovers Afghan Drugs Haul

An RAF team has uncovered a huge stash of drugs in a truck in Afghanistan using a Remotely Piloted Air System (RPAS). Members of 39 Squadron (39 Sqn) were supporting the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and the United States […]


Strategy Guides Africa Engagement, Defense Official Says

Strategy Guides Africa Engagement, Defense Official Says

The U.S. military is working with partner forces in Africa to build security on the continent, the Pentagon’s senior Africa expert said today. In her keynote speech today, Amanda J. Dory, deputy assistant secretary of defense for African affairs, told […]


Brazil readies 15,000 security forces for Rio summit

Brazil readies 15,000 security forces for Rio summit

The Brazilian military will coordinate the deployment of 15,000 security personnel during next month’s UN summit on sustainable development here, Defense Minister Celso Amorim said Monday. He said the army would deploy 8,000 troops who will be assisted by 7,000 […]


Twelve dead in clash between Mexico soldiers, outlaws

Twelve dead in clash between Mexico soldiers, outlaws

A fresh clash between soldiers and suspected criminals in northwest Mexico left 12 dead, including two soldiers, a state official said Wednesday. At least 22 others have been killed in similar clashes in Sinaloa state, home to the eponymous drug […]


US, Canada recover drugs lost at sea: navy

US, Canada recover drugs lost at sea: navy

FBI divers aided by the US Coast Guard and a Canadian warship recovered a drug cargo in the Caribbean from a scuttled self-propelled semi-submersible, the Canadian navy said Monday. The FBI laboratory’s technical dive team backed by the United States […]


Mexico: no mechanical failures in helicopter crash

Mexico: no mechanical failures in helicopter crash

The helicopter that crashed Friday carrying the late interior secretary Francisco Blake Mora, a key figure in Mexico’s war on drug cartels, experienced no mechanical problems, a cabinet official said Sunday. Blake Mora, 45, was killed along with seven other […]


The Mexican Military 2006-11: Adapting, Transforming, and Modernizing Under Fire

The Mexican Military 2006-11: Adapting, Transforming, and Modernizing Under Fire

The fight of state versus non-state groups has characterized warfare in the 21st century; these last include a wide assortment of terrorists, insurgents, pirates, and criminals. Theaters of operation are as varied as the enemy, ranging from the jungles of […]


 
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