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Post-2014 Afghanistan Troop Levels Remain Undecided

Post-2014 Afghanistan Troop Levels Remain Undecided

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has yet to forward a recommendation to the White House on how many U.S. troops should remain in Afghanistan after 2014, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said today. “It’s entirely premature to speculate on troop […]


Drone vs Drone: Pakistan joins aircraft race

Drone vs Drone: Pakistan joins aircraft race

Drone vs Drone: Pakistan joins aircraft race

According to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, since June of 2004 between 2500 to 3300 people have…


Afghan civil war feared as Taliban survive US surge

Afghan civil war feared as Taliban survive US surge

With the end of the US surge in Afghanistan, the Taliban have survived the biggest military onslaught the West will throw at them — and fears are growing that a disastrous new civil war looms. The last of the extra […]


NATO’s Afghan strategy in jeopardy: experts

NATO’s Afghan strategy in jeopardy: experts

Coalition leaders say otherwise, but experts warn that NATO’s decision to limit joint operations with Afghan forces threatens the alliance’s strategy to hand over power and withdraw by 2014. Announced on Tuesday, the move marks a setback to the US-led […]


NATO defensive over unprecedented Afghan base losses

NATO defensive over unprecedented Afghan base losses

NATO was forced onto the defensive Monday over a humiliating attack on one of its most heavily guarded bases in Afghanistan that destroyed six US fighter jets in unprecedented damage in the 10-year war. At a weekly press conference given […]


US Suspends Afghan Local Police Training for Further Vetting

US Suspends Afghan Local Police Training for Further Vetting

In light of a recent rise in insider attacks against coalition forces, U.S. Forces Afghanistan officials have suspended the training of about 1,000 Afghan Local Police recruits, pending re-vetting of current participants in the program. Officials emphasized that partnered operations […]


US must seal border for Waziristan push: Pakistani official

US must seal border for Waziristan push: Pakistani official

Pakistan has told Washington that US forces must seal the Afghan border in the event of any offensive against the Al-Qaeda-linked Haqqani network in North Waziristan, an official said Saturday. The Haqqanis, blamed for some of the deadliest attacks in […]


Paratroopers, Afghans build post in heart of Taliban country

Paratroopers, Afghans build post in heart of Taliban country

For a company of paratroopers planted in the heart of Taliban country, newly built Joint Security Station Hasan in southern Ghazni Province is a chance to make a real difference. Conceived as a blockade against arms, explosives and fighters streaming […]


How the Taliban mastered the operational art of modern war

How the Taliban mastered the operational art of modern war

The greatest intellectual challenge in Fourth Generation war—war against opponents that are not states—is how to fight it at the operational level. NATO in Afghanistan, like the Soviets three decades ago, has been unable to solve that riddle. But the […]


 
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