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Nato changes stance after protest by Pakistan

Nato changes stance after protest by Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Nato reversed its position on aerial strikes by its helicopter gunships inside Pakistan on Monday after Islamabad warned the US-led forces in Afghanistan of counter-measures. International Security Assistance Force (Isaf), which had earlier defended the aerial engagement as an […]


US Army Showcases Its UH-72A Lakota to the World

US Army Showcases Its UH-72A Lakota to the World

The UH-72A Lakota was the center of attention at an unveiling ceremony held earlier this month in Germany, offering military officials from around the world a first-hand look at the U.S. Army’s multi-mission Light Utility Helicopter. The event – which […]


Russia agrees to buy French Mistral ship: report

Russia agrees to buy French Mistral ship: report

Moscow: Russia has in principal agreed to a deal to buy a Mistral helicopter carrier from France and the forthcoming tender will be a formality, a senior Navy official was quoted as saying on Tuesday. Russia has been negotiating with […]


NATO Helicopter crash makes 2010 deadliest in Afghan war

NATO Helicopter crash makes 2010 deadliest in Afghan war

KABUL: Nine NATO troops were killed in a helicopter crash in the insurgent heartland of southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, making 2010 the deadliest year for international forces since the war began. The Taliban, which have been waging an increasingly deadly […]


NATO chief appeals for more troops to train Afghans

NATO chief appeals for more troops to train Afghans

Madrid: NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen Friday appealed to members of the coalition in Afghanistan to provide more troops able to train Afghans, and ensure a swifter withdrawal of foreign forces. “On troop requests, we have been quite successful in […]


Overstretched West needs new Afghan strategy: IISS

Overstretched West needs new Afghan strategy: IISS

London: Western powers must change strategy to focus on the “containment” of Al-Qaeda and Taliban militants in Afghanistan instead of on failed efforts at nation-building, a leading think-tank said Tuesday. The attempt to restore order to Afghanistan was “hitting its […]


General Seeks to Build Professional, Sustainable Afghan Forces

General Seeks to Build Professional, Sustainable Afghan Forces

KABUL, Afghanistan: Building Afghan security forces that are capable, professional and sustainable is going to take a long time, but also is key to long-term success, the general who leads the NATO training mission in Afghanistan said here today. Army […]


Lakenheath F-15 Unit Assumes NATO Mission

Lakenheath F-15 Unit Assumes NATO Mission

LITHUANIA AIR FORCE AIR BASE, Lithuania: The 493rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, deployed from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, assumed command of the NATO Baltic air policing mission Sept. 1 from the Polish air force at Lithuania Air Force Air Base. […]


USA to Loan Armoured Vehicles to the Latvian Armed Forces

USA to Loan Armoured Vehicles to the Latvian Armed Forces

Latvian Ministry of Defence has received a written confirmation that the USA has agreed to loan armoured vehicles to the Latvian Armed Forces to use during Latvia’s participation in ISAF operations in Afghanistan. Minister of Defence Imants Liegis emphasizes that […]


 
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