Post Tagged with: "taliban"

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Pakistan Military: Swat Offensive to Last Months

Pakistan Military: Swat Offensive to Last Months

Pakistani military officials say that while security has improved in the Swat Valley, it will take more time to completely expel the Taliban from the region. The military’s chief spokesman, Major General Athar Abbas, said Wednesday that it may take […]


Militant stronghold cleared in Swat offensive: Pakistan

Militant stronghold cleared in Swat offensive: Pakistan

Islamabad: Pakistan’s military said Friday soldiers had cleared another militant stronghold and killed 28 militants over the last 24 hours of its offensive against the Taliban in the northwest district of Swat. “Security forces continued with cordon and search operation […]


US weapons under control in Afghanistan: Forces

US weapons under control in Afghanistan: Forces

Kabul: The Afghan and US militaries Monday played down a report that US-supplied weapons and ammunition were ending up in the hands of Taliban insurgents, saying the munitions were strictly controlled. The New York Times reported last week that ammunition […]


 
Ratio of armour to infantry http://t.co/dYdTruAJyE #forum #military2 days ago