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General Briefs Coalition, Afghan Forces on Way Ahead

General Briefs Coalition, Afghan Forces on Way Ahead

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan: Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, held a press conference here Dec. 2, to address the way ahead following President Barak Obama’s speech regarding the increase of coalition forces […]


Strategy Sharpens Focus on Mission, Policy Chief Says

Strategy Sharpens Focus on Mission, Policy Chief Says

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama’s Afghanistan strategy gives the United States and its allies a clearer set of objectives and a more focused approach to eventually transitioning security responsibilities to the Afghan government, the Defense Department’s policy chief said here today. […]


NATO rallies behind US troop surge in Afghanistan

NATO rallies behind US troop surge in Afghanistan

BRUSSELS: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton flew into Brussels Friday to nail down European backing for a troop surge in Afghanistan that commanders say should turn the tide of the war by mid-2010. Clinton is to meet fellow NATO […]


NATO ‘confident’ on Afghan role, some allies reluctant

NATO ‘confident’ on Afghan role, some allies reluctant

BRUSSELS: The NATO chief said Wednesday he was confident Washington’s allies would step up and boost their role in Afghanistan, despite France and Germany already refusing to pledge extra troops for the war. US President Barack Obama announced he was […]


Obama Calls for Another 30,000 US Troops in Afghanistan

Obama Calls for Another 30,000 US Troops in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: It is in America’s vital national interests to send another 30,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan, President Barack Obama said tonight during a speech at West Point, N.Y. Obama said that this surge of U.S. forces into Afghanistan will begin […]


US Afghan supply flights over Russia still not on: US

US Afghan supply flights over Russia still not on: US

Washington: The United States is still unable to use Russian airspace to deliver military supplies to Afghanistan despite a July deal with Moscow, the State Department said Friday, expressing hope the flights can start soon. State Department spokesman Ian Kelly […]


European Defense Squeezed by Economic Difficulties, Indifference

European Defense Squeezed by Economic Difficulties, Indifference

NEWTOWN, Conn: Beset by the twin encumbrances of the global financial crisis and ensuing recession, the European military market experienced a 5 percent reduction in combined defense spending during the past year. Due to the negative economic climate, European nations […]


Demilitarization – Getting Shot of the MLRS Rocket Stock

Demilitarization – Getting Shot of the MLRS Rocket Stock

MBDA, Europe’s leading guided missile systems company, is bidding for two separate demilitarization contracts involving a combined total of 49,000 MLRS rockets currently held in the UK and French inventory. In keeping with the spirit of the 2008 Oslo accord, […]


Russian helicopters for NATO’s war in Afghanistan

Russian helicopters for NATO’s war in Afghanistan

MOSCOW: Russia is ready to provide NATO with helicopters for its war in Afghanistan – on commercial terms. Dmitry Shugayev, general director of the state-owned corporation Russian Technology, made this announcement last week at a meeting in Brussels with officials […]


 
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