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Germany plans major Afghanistan troop cut next year

Germany plans major Afghanistan troop cut next year

Germany is planning a major cut in its military forces in Afghanistan next year, according to a government document seen by AFP Thursday. Under the plan, the current force, up to 5,350-strong, will be reduced to 4,900 from next February, […]


US weighs shift in strategy in Afghanistan war

US weighs shift in strategy in Afghanistan war

President Barack Obama’s advisers are debating a shift in the military’s mission in Afghanistan that would focus on advising Afghan forces while scaling back combat operations much earlier than planned, officials say. The potential change raises the possibility of a […]


Air Force assists in historic final transfer of Iraq’s airspace

Air Force assists in historic final transfer of Iraq’s airspace

With the Air Force’s assistance, Iraq now has full air traffic control responsibility for the country’s airspace for the first time since 2003. The Air Force transferred management of the Baghdad and Joint Base Balad Airspace sector to the Iraq […]


US probe says border attack was not Pakistani plot

US probe says border attack was not Pakistani plot

An attack on US troops in 2007 that left an American officer dead was the act of a rogue Pakistani gunman and not a plot by the country’s military, according to a US probe released Monday. For years, details of […]


Libya war gives US air power advocates a lift

Libya war gives US air power advocates a lift

Advocates of US air power are seizing on the outcome of the NATO campaign in Libya as further evidence that high-tech aircraft are the key to maintaining US military might. With its relatively low price tag and short duration, the […]


US, South Korea to raise readiness against North Korea

US, South Korea to raise readiness against North Korea

The US and South Korean defence chiefs vowed to raise combat-readiness near the disputed sea border with North Korea, saying any fresh attack or provocation “is not to be tolerated’. Leon Panetta and his counterpart Kim Kwan-Jin also described the […]


China suspect in US satellite interference: report

China suspect in US satellite interference: report

NASA satellites were interfered with four separate times in 2007 and 2008, possibly by the Chinese military, according to a draft of an upcoming report for the US Congress. The latest draft of the report by the US-China Economic and […]


Taliban hit US-run base in southern Afghanistan

Taliban hit US-run base in southern Afghanistan

Taliban militants armed with guns and explosives attacked a US-run base in Kandahar on Thursday, with blasts and gunfire reverberating for four hours around the southern Afghan city. A group of “three to four” armed men, possibly with suicide vests, […]


UAVs Reaping Benefits In Afghanistan

UAVs Reaping Benefits In Afghanistan

The RAF’s Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are the eyes in the sky keeping tabs on the insurgency in Afghanistan. Report by Andrew Simms. Bunkered down for the evening in a remote rural compound, a group of insurgents masquerading as […]


 
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