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Libya militia stole US weapons in raid: report

Libya militia stole US weapons in raid: report

Militia fighters stole hundreds of American-supplied automatic weapons and other equipment in a raid on a Libyan base where the US was training local forces, bringing an abrupt end to the secretive program, a report said Tuesday. Elite US troops […]


As Global Unrest Spreads, US Slashes Military Readiness

As Global Unrest Spreads, US Slashes Military Readiness

There are still some ways in which newspapers capture the moment better than blogs or social media. One such way is their ability to display the full extent of global chaos, a topic so diverse and variegated that it is […]


Libya to Buy Two C-130Js for $588M

Libya to Buy Two C-130Js for $588M

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress June 7 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Libya of 2 C-130J-30 aircraft and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $588 million. The Government of Libya […]


US weighing drone strikes in north Africa: report

US weighing drone strikes in north Africa: report

The White House may extend its campaign of drone strikes against Al-Qaeda to target the desert bases of the group’s north African arm, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. A spokesman for President Barack Obama’s National Security Council would not confirm […]


DoD Budget Cuts Stall New Purchases of Helicopters

DoD Budget Cuts Stall New Purchases of Helicopters

Continuing wars and nation building activities in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Yemen have generated significant demand for rotary-winged assets for their diverse mission capabilities. The 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) lists success in counterinsurgency (COIN), stability, and counterterrorism operations as […]


Egypt seizes Grad rockets smuggled from Libya: reports

Egypt seizes Grad rockets smuggled from Libya: reports

Egypt has seized a large weapons consignment, including Grad rockets, that had been smuggled from Libya and could have been headed to the Gaza Strip, press reports said on Saturday. The haul, which included 138 Grad rockets and a further […]


MOD Personnel Help Secure Libyan Portable Air Defence Systems

MOD Personnel Help Secure Libyan Portable Air Defence Systems

MOD personnel deployed in Libya to make safe man-operated portable air defence systems (MANPADS) have now returned to the UK. The military and civilian personnel, who worked alongside Libyan, American and French colleagues, first deployed to Benghazi in August last […]


The Political and Military Legacies of the 2011 Libya Campaign

The Political and Military Legacies of the 2011 Libya Campaign

In spring 2011, Western military operations, backed by the Arab League, began against the regime of Muammar Qadhafi. Libyan rebels, after being penned in by the regime, began to take ground and ultimately deposed Qadhafi seven months later. But with […]


‘Second Libya’ would stretch Britain, say MPs

‘Second Libya’ would stretch Britain, say MPs

Britain’s armed forces, strained by steep cuts in defence spending, would struggle to mount another military operation on the scale of the Libya intervention, MPs said on Wednesday. The British government would face “significantly greater challenges” if it launched a […]


 
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