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Afghan Air Force Mi-17 Fleet Continues to Grow

Afghan Air Force Mi-17 Fleet Continues to Grow

The Afghan Air Force received two new Mi-17 helicopters on July 8, 2010. These two aircraft are part of a purchase of ten new helicopters to be fulfilled by November 2010. The contract to purchase these ten aircraft is worth […]


Mattis named overall US commander of Iraq, Afghan wars

Mattis named overall US commander of Iraq, Afghan wars

WASHINGTON: General James Mattis was named as the new head of US Central Command, or CENTCOM, which has overall control of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mattis, whose appointment must be confirmed by the Senate, replaces General David Petraeus, […]


ISAF Commander Describes Changes to Operations in Afghanistan

ISAF Commander Describes Changes to Operations in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: The commander of the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command in Afghanistan has made changes to improve command and control in the key province of Helmand. Army Lt. Gen. David M. Rodriguez also spoke about the civil-military cooperation and […]


3 dead as Taliban attack US aid group in Afghanistan

3 dead as Taliban attack US aid group in Afghanistan

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan: Three people, including a German security guard, were killed Friday when suicide bombers and gunmen stormed the compound of a US aid organization in northern Afghanistan in an attack claimed by the Taliban. At least four suicide bombers […]


NATO’s deadliest month in Afghan war

NATO’s deadliest month in Afghan war

Kabul: The loss of more than 100 foreign troops in the Afghan war in June serves as a grim reminder to the international community of why Afghanistan is known as the “graveyard of empires”. At 102, the June toll almost […]


McChrystal Comments Mirror ‘Varying Attitudes About Best Approach in Afghanistan’

McChrystal Comments Mirror ‘Varying Attitudes About Best Approach in Afghanistan’

An Obama administration official says the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan has been summoned to Washington to explain his controversial comments about President Barack Obama and members of his administration in a recent interview. Also, Britain’s special representative for Afghanistan […]


NATO Struggles to Train Afghan Army, But Officials Cite Progress

NATO Struggles to Train Afghan Army, But Officials Cite Progress

The sound of gunfire and yelling punctures the air as Afghan soldiers run through a recent exercise at the Kabul military training center. Firing blanks from their rifles, they advance on an identified enemy position as their NATO trainers watch. […]


New UK Minister Promises ‘Clean Break’ from ‘Cold War Mindset’

New UK Minister Promises ‘Clean Break’ from ‘Cold War Mindset’

In a speech to the Royal United Services Institute in London this morning Defence Secretary Dr Liam Fox has said that the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) will make a clean break from the thinking of the past and […]


Transition Force Creates Air Power in Afghanistan

Transition Force Creates Air Power in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: About 450 U.S. and NATO forces are working to bring the 3,300 members and 48 aircraft of the Afghan army air corps up to par as part of a long-term effort to give the country a self-sufficient air force, […]


 
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