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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‚Äôs participation in ISAF operations in Afghanistan. Minister of Defence Imants Liegis emphasizes that […]


US deaths in Afghanistan hit record in 2010

US deaths in Afghanistan hit record in 2010

KABUL: The toll of US soldiers killed in the Afghan war this year is the highest since the conflict began, an AFP count found, as NATO said Wednesday it had killed two insurgents for every soldier lost last month. Military […]


Taliban attack NATO bases in Afghanistan

Taliban attack NATO bases in Afghanistan

KABUL: About two dozen Taliban militants — at least some dressed in US military uniforms — were killed Saturday in a failed attempt to storm two US-run bases in a city in eastern Afghanistan, NATO said. The attackers targeted US-run […]


Pentagon Provides Afghan Training Update

Pentagon Provides Afghan Training Update

WASHINGTON: Training the Afghan security forces was a daunting task when NATO Training Mission Afghanistan first began. Almost no infrastructure was in place, and fewer than 30,000 soldiers and policemen served in the force. Now, the command is recruiting and […]


UK and NATO Forces Refine Land-Air Coordination for Afghanistan

UK and NATO Forces Refine Land-Air Coordination for Afghanistan

The British Army’s largest land-air military exercise has recently taken place in the Czech Republic where Forward Air Controllers have been preparing to coordinate aircraft flying over Afghanistan at 1,000mph (1,600km/h) in an airspace littered with 45kg rounds being fired […]


Russia deploys air defence missiles in Abkhazia: general

Russia deploys air defence missiles in Abkhazia: general

MOSCOW: Russia announced Wednesday it had deployed a missile battery in Georgia’s pro-Moscow rebel region of Abkhazia, infuriating its arch foes in Tbilisi some two years after they fought a brief war. “We have deployed the S-300 system on the […]


 
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