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‘AfPak Hands’ Begin Immersion Training

‘AfPak Hands’ Begin Immersion Training

CAMP JULIEN, Afghanistan: The first class of U.S. military servicemembers and civilians in the new “AfPak Hands” program arrived here last week to continue its training at the Counterinsurgency Training Academy Afghanistan. International Security Assistance Force officials are using the […]


NATO Chief: Missile Defense Needed Against Irrational Players

NATO Chief: Missile Defense Needed Against Irrational Players

NATO Secretary General Anders Rasmussen says NATO must work toward nuclear disarmament, but must also have missile defense against irrational countries and players with nuclear weapons. A NATO foreign ministers’ meeting is being held in Tallinn, Estonia. Secretary General Anders […]


NATO ministers meet on Afghan trainers, nuclear policy

NATO ministers meet on Afghan trainers, nuclear policy

TALLINN: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Estonia Thursday for talks with her NATO counterparts about the alliance’s role in nuclear defence and ways to drum up more trainers for the Afghan army. The gathering in the Estonian […]


Berlin Divided over the Presence of US Nuclear Warheads

Berlin Divided over the Presence of US Nuclear Warheads

By signing the most comprehensive disarmament treaty for decades, Russia and the US want to move towards a nuclear-free world. But the German government is divided over when warheads should be removed from the country. As Russia and the US […]


Reclaiming Kandahar is NATO’s next Afghanistan challenge

Reclaiming Kandahar is NATO’s next Afghanistan challenge

Washington: Reclaiming Afghanistan’s key Kandahar province is the next major challenge facing NATO forces tasked with rooting out both Taliban militants and local corruption that extends to the brother of the country’s president. The international military operation that took back […]


McChrystal reports on progress in Afghanistan

McChrystal reports on progress in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: The commander of NATO and U.S. troops in Afghanistan said today he is pleased with the progress in the country so far while acknowledging that much more needs to be done. Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal said military operations in […]


NATO commander backs cooperation with Russia on missile defense

NATO commander backs cooperation with Russia on missile defense

Washington: The new U.S. adoptive approach for European missile defense includes the possibility of using a Russian radar system as part of an integrated system, NATO’s top military officer has said. Adm. James G. Stavridis, NATO’s supreme allied commander for […]


Gates seeks ‘ground truth’ in Afghanistan

Gates seeks ‘ground truth’ in Afghanistan

KABUL: Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is visiting Afghanistan to get what he called the “ground truth” from servicemembers. Gates flew all night and landed at the international airport here. He immediately began a series of meetings with Afghan and […]


Command Issues New Rules for Night Raids in Afghanistan

Command Issues New Rules for Night Raids in Afghanistan

KABUL: The commander of NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan has issued new rules governing night raids, acknowledging that although they can have value militarily, they also can foster ill will toward international forces on the part of the Afghan […]


 
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