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Airmen create partnerships in multinational exercise

Airmen create partnerships in multinational exercise

SOUTHWEST ASIA: More than 300 Airmen partnered with colleagues from five other countries for an exercise held in Southwest Asia that concluded in mid-December. The event began in November and simulated a “large force employment,” and gave participating nations a […]


French, US troops in major operation east of Kabul: military

French, US troops in major operation east of Kabul: military

UZBEEN VALLEY, Afghanistan: More than 1,100 soldiers, including 800 French legionnaires as well as US and Afghan commandos, launched a major operation Thursday east of the Afghan capital, military officials said. Five US special forces were wounded, in the fighting […]


Afghan Insurgency More Pervasive, Mullen Says

Afghan Insurgency More Pervasive, Mullen Says

KABUL: The insurgency in Afghanistan has become more pervasive, more sophisticated and more violent, said the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff here today. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said during a news conference with Afghan and American reporters that […]


Marines Blast Through Now Zad With Assault Breacher Vehicles

Marines Blast Through Now Zad With Assault Breacher Vehicles

HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan: A vehicle that looks like a hybrid of a tank and bulldozer comes to a stop. An enormous blast shrieks through the air and delivers 1,750 pounds of C4 on the road ahead. The Marine Corps newest […]


Challenges For Obama’s Afghan Strategy

Challenges For Obama’s Afghan Strategy

President Barack Obama’s announced intention to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan is being questioned, not so much for his intent to help the Afghan people, but for his timeline for eventual withdrawal of U.S. forces. Mr. Obama’s plan calls […]


Army, Marines Adjust ‘Reset’ for Afghan Buildup

Army, Marines Adjust ‘Reset’ for Afghan Buildup

WASHINGTON: As the U.S. military answers President Barack Obama’s order to reinforce efforts in Afghanistan, the Army and Marine Corps are adjusting their plans to redeploy working and serviceable equipment, top military officers told Congress today. Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, […]


US Military: Afghan Surge Begins Next Week

US Military: Afghan Surge Begins Next Week

U.S. Admiral Michael Mullen, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says the military’s focus now is the rapid deployment of 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan and the initial elements of the surge will begin arriving next week. Speaking […]


Officials announce first Afghanistan surge units

Officials announce first Afghanistan surge units

WASHINGTON: About 16,000 Marines and Soldiers have been notified they will deploy to Afghanistan as part of President Barack Obama’s new strategy. Obama announced his decision to deploy 30,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan in the first half of 2010 on […]


Gates tells troops in Afghanistan success in reach

Gates tells troops in Afghanistan success in reach

KABUL: US Defence Secretary Robert Gates on Wednesday toured the nerve centre of NATO command in Afghanistan, telling soldiers that success was in reach, despite the worsening eight-year war with the Taliban. Gates visited the NATO-run International Security Assistance Force […]


 
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