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Philippines, rebels sign ‘power sharing’ accord

Philippines, rebels sign ‘power sharing’ accord

The Philippine government and Muslim rebels on Sunday signed a crucial power sharing accord, paving the way for a final peace agreement aimed at ending a decades-long insurgency that has killed tens of thousands. The power sharing annex had been […]


NATO envisions Afghan mission change to train, advise, assist

NATO envisions Afghan mission change to train, advise, assist

At the end of 2014, the International Security Assistance Force mission in Afghanistan is scheduled to end, and a new train, advise and assist mission called Resolute Support begins. During Europe’s recent combat training conference, the top brass of more […]


Thousands rally in Pakistan against US drone attacks

Thousands rally in Pakistan against US drone attacks

Thousands of people rallied in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore Sunday in protest at continued US drone strikes in the country’s troubled northwest. Around 5,000 protesters chanted anti-US slogans and called for an immediate end to the drone strikes at […]


US-Afghan Security Deal Covers More Than Military Cooperation

US-Afghan Security Deal Covers More Than Military Cooperation

After four days of debate, an overwhelming majority of Afghanistan’s Loya Jirga voted to endorse allowing US troops to stay in the country after the end of the NATO mission there in 2014. The security agreement required for such a […]


China blasts US panel for ‘Cold War’ thinking

China blasts US panel for ‘Cold War’ thinking

China hit back at the US Thursday over a document that called Beijing’s growing military a threat to Washington’s armed dominance in Asia, accusing its authors of a “Cold War mentality”. China’s military spending is soaring and the modernisation of […]


Obama asks key senators for time on Iran sanctions

Obama asks key senators for time on Iran sanctions

US President Barack Obama asked key senators Tuesday for a delay in imposing new sanctions on Iran, but faced skepticism over the terms of a proposed interim nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic. Obama met the lawmakers at the White […]


The End of the Iraq War Offers Lessons for Withdrawal from Afghanistan

The End of the Iraq War Offers Lessons for Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Policymakers and military commanders should use the lessons derived from the final years of U.S. involvement in Iraq to inform critical decisions and timelines required to successfully end large-scale military operations, including the one in Afghanistan, according to a new […]


Pakistan will not let death of TTP leader derail talks: minister

Pakistan will not let death of TTP leader derail talks: minister

Pakistan will not allow the death of Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud in a US drone strike to derail proposed peace talks, the information minister said Saturday. Pervez Rasheed told reporters the government wanted to press ahead with its plan to […]


Adding more tools to counter-improvised explosive device toolbox

Adding more tools to counter-improvised explosive device toolbox

For years, route clearance patrols have helped keep the streets of Afghanistan safe from improvised explosive devices. U.S. Army combat engineers scour the country every day looking for IEDs, not just to ensure safe travel for military convoys, but also […]


 
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