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Obama Announces 34,000 Cut to US Force in Afghanistan

Obama Announces 34,000 Cut to US Force in Afghanistan

U.S. troops in Afghanistan will decrease by 34,000 over the coming year, President Barack Obama announced tonight in his annual State of the Union address. “After a decade of grinding war, our brave men and women in uniform are coming […]


ISAF, NATO employ tactics against ‘insider threats’

ISAF, NATO employ tactics against ‘insider threats’

“Insider-attacks” were recognized as the number-one strategic risk in Afghanistan during a NATO conference Jan. 24, and training to mitigate the threat was discussed by members of the International Security Assistance Force. The International Insider Threat Conference was hosted Jan. […]


Afghan troops train on D-30 Howitzer

Afghan troops train on D-30 Howitzer

Soldiers from Security Forces Assistance and Advisory Team – 5, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, assisted in the training of the Afghan National Army on the D-30 Howitzers at Combat Outpost Monti, Afghanistan, Jan. 18. The Afghan National […]


US military plans drone base near Mali: official

US military plans drone base near Mali: official

The US military plans to set up a base for drones in northwest Africa to bolster surveillance of Al-Qaeda’s affiliate in the region as well as allied Islamist extremists, a US official told AFP on Monday. The base for the […]


US Patriots Set to Begin NATO Missile Defense In Turkey

US Patriots Set to Begin NATO Missile Defense In Turkey

The first elements of U.S. Patriot missile batteries deployed to Turkey earlier this month are expected to reach initial operating capability this weekend, a senior NATO officer reported. Plans are on track for two PAC-3 Patriot anti-missile systems and about […]


French-led troops close in on Timbuktu

French-led troops close in on Timbuktu

French-led troops were closing in on Mali’s fabled desert city of Timbuktu on Sunday after capturing a string of other towns in their offensive against Islamist groups in the north of the country. A reconnaissance team has reached the edge […]


US planes deliver French troops to Mali

US planes deliver French troops to Mali

The U.S. Air Force began transporting French soldiers and military equipment Jan. 21 from Istres, France to Bamako, Mali, in support of French military operations. C-17 Globemaster III, operating under the control of U.S. Africa Command, are moving a French […]


US agrees to refuel French warplanes on Mali mission

US agrees to refuel French warplanes on Mali mission

The United States has agreed to refuel French fighter jets waging war against Islamist militants in Mali, officials said Saturday, after weighing the decision for more than two weeks. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told his French counterpart, Jean-Yves Le Drian, […]


US support to French forces is free of charge: Pentagon

US support to French forces is free of charge: Pentagon

The United States will not demand payment from France for the use of US transport planes ferrying French forces and equipment to Mali, the Pentagon said Tuesday. “We’re not asking for compensation or reimbursement from the French,” spokesman George Little […]


 
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