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McChrystal assumes command in Afghanistan

McChrystal assumes command in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal assumed command of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan today, vowing that the coalition will prevail despite a struggle he conceded will be “long and hard.” “2009 will be a critical year for […]


Pakistan army chief takes flight over battle zone

Pakistan army chief takes flight over battle zone

Islamabad: Pakistan’s army chief Monday took a fighter jet trip over the northwest region where troops are battling Taliban militants, and vowed to defend the nation “at all costs”, an official statement said. General Ashfaq Kayani, joined by the air […]


New command to focus on Afghanistan battle tactics

New command to focus on Afghanistan battle tactics

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT: Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said a new “intermediate” command set for Afghanistan will allow the commander to concentrate on day-to-day tactical events across the country. Gates spoke to reporters traveling with him aboard an […]


US Delivers Helicopters to Support Pakistani Military

US Delivers Helicopters to Support Pakistani Military

WASHINGTON: The United States delivered four Mi-17 cargo helicopters to the Pakistani army yesterday to support Pakistan’s counterinsurgency as well as humanitarian efforts, officials at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad announced. The helicopters, delivered at the request of the Pakistani […]


Gates, Mullen Seek Momentum Shift in Afghanistan

Gates, Mullen Seek Momentum Shift in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said he hopes to see signs that the new strategy in Afghanistan is working over the next year to 18 months as Afghan security forces improve. Speaking to the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee […]


Petraeus Praises Pakistani Operations Against Insurgents

Petraeus Praises Pakistani Operations Against Insurgents

WASHINGTON: The commander of U.S. Central Command today praised the Pakistani army for operations it is waging against insurgents near the country’s border with Afghanistan. “These have been quite impressive operations and I think Pakistan deserves some significant credit for […]


RAF gives training tips to the Pakistan Air Force

RAF gives training tips to the Pakistan Air Force

Members of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Flying Instructors School (FIS) have paid a visit to North Yorkshire to come face-to-face with their British RAF counterparts. The visit to RAF Linton-on-Ouse was part of a fact-finding mission to allow the […]


Suicide bomb rips through Pakistan luxury hotel

Suicide bomb rips through Pakistan luxury hotel

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: A huge suicide truck bomb ripped through a luxury hotel Tuesday killing 11 people and wounding 52 in Pakistan’s Peshawar city, capital of a northwest province plagued by Taliban violence. Two foreigners were among the dead in the […]


New US commander to review strategy in Afghanistan

New US commander to review strategy in Afghanistan

Washington: President Barack Obama’s choice to lead US and NATO forces in Afghanistan has been asked to carry out a review of military strategy and report his findings within two months, the Pentagon said on Monday. US Defense Secretary Robert […]


 
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