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British forces hand over control of last base in Afghanistan

British forces hand over control of last base in Afghanistan

British forces Sunday handed over formal control of their last base in Afghanistan to Afghan troops, ending combat operations in the country after 13 years which cost hundreds of lives. The handover was hailed by British Prime Minister David Cameron […]


US struggles to turn the tide in war against IS

US struggles to turn the tide in war against IS

After more than two months of air strikes, a US-led coalition has prevented the fall of a northern Syrian town to Islamic State jihadists but is still struggling to halt the group’s advances on other fronts, experts say. Since the […]


U.S., South Korea Reach Agreement for Wartime Control of Forces

U.S., South Korea Reach Agreement for Wartime Control of Forces

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Korean Minister of National Defense Han Min-koo met at the Pentagon today for the 46th Security Consultative Meeting. At the meeting, they agreed to implement South Korea‚Äôs proposal for a conditions-based approach to transferring […]


France’s War in Mali: Lessons for an Expeditionary Army

France’s War in Mali: Lessons for an Expeditionary Army

French Army operations in Mali (Operation Serval) in 2013 provide a model for designing and operating an expeditionary force, one that has a number of attributes and competencies that United States Army Chief of Staff General Raymond Odierno has indicated […]


Russia spy plane intercepted in NATO airspace: alliance

Russia spy plane intercepted in NATO airspace: alliance

NATO fighter jets intercepted a Russian spy plane over the Baltic Sea after it breached Estonian airspace, the alliance said Wednesday in the latest of such incidents amid tensions with Moscow over Ukraine. The Ilyushin IL-20 “intelligence collection aircraft”, which […]


One Airdrop to Kurds Fighting in Kobani Intercepted

One Airdrop to Kurds Fighting in Kobani Intercepted

One bundle of weapons and medical supplies airdropped by U.S. forces to Kurdish fighters in Syria most likely fell into enemy hands, a Pentagon spokesman said today. The pallet was among 28 that were dropped by U.S. forces Oct. 19 […]


Iraq to Buy M1A1 Abrams Tank Ammunition

Iraq to Buy M1A1 Abrams Tank Ammunition

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for M1A1 Abrams tank ammunition and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $600 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered […]


India says no compromise with China on territory

India says no compromise with China on territory

India wants to resolve its border row with China but will not compromise on territory, the country’s new national security adviser said Tuesday, after a tense stand-off between troops on the disputed border last month. Hundreds of Chinese troops allegedly […]


Pakistan air strikes kill 28 militants

Pakistan air strikes kill 28 militants

Pakistan’s military Tuesday said it had killed 28 militants in air strikes in the restive tribal region near the Afghan border, a region where it has been battling Islamist groups for more than a decade. The strikes, that also killed […]


 
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