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Pakistan fighter jet strike kills 20 Taliban

Pakistan fighter jet strike kills 20 Taliban

Pakistani warplanes pounded militant hideouts in the northwestern tribal area before dawn on Wednesday, killing at least 20 Taliban insurgents, security officials said. The jets targeted hideouts in the tribal Orakzai district and at least four compounds were hit, they […]


Iraqi officials outraged by use of US drones: report

Iraqi officials outraged by use of US drones: report

Iraqi officials have expressed outrage at the United States’ use of a small fleet of surveillance drones to help protect the US embassy, consulates and American personnel in Iraq, The New York Times reported. The newspaper said the State Department […]


Germany Begins Cutting Troops In Afghanistan

Germany Begins Cutting Troops In Afghanistan

The German parliament is starting to lower the number of soldiers stationed in Afghanistan. Two years ahead of the planned complete withdrawal of troops, many questions remain unresolved. One thing is certain: by the end of 2014, international combat troops […]


Accomplishments in Afghanistan Set Stage for 2012 Progress

Accomplishments in Afghanistan Set Stage for 2012 Progress

Almost a month into 2012 — a year both Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, the top commander in Afghanistan, called pivotal to operations there — International Security Assistance Force officials said last year’s […]


Hard Fighting: Israel in Lebanon and Gaza

Hard Fighting: Israel in Lebanon and Gaza

When Israel fought Hezbollah during the Second Lebanon War in 2006, it discovered that it was ill prepared for the challenges posed by its “hybrid” adversary. Hybrid adversaries employ effective standoff weapons (e.g., antitank guided missiles, man-portable air-defense systems, mortars, […]


NATO not mulling intervention in Iran, Syria: top commander

NATO not mulling intervention in Iran, Syria: top commander

NATO is not considering any involvement in Syria or Iran, the alliance’s top commander in Europe said on Tuesday, after Russian claims that such plans were afoot. “In terms of Syria, I can tell you from a NATO perspective, we […]


The Saudi-Iranian Rivalry and the Future of Middle East Security

The Saudi-Iranian Rivalry and the Future of Middle East Security

Saudi Arabia and Iran have often behaved as serious rivals for influence in the Middle East and especially the Gulf area since at least Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution and the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq War. While both nations define themselves as Islamic, […]


Pakistan clamps down on German spy office in Peshawar

Pakistan clamps down on German spy office in Peshawar

Pakistani police on Saturday cracked down on the Peshawar-based office of Germany’s BND foreign intelligence agency, the German Press Agency dpa cited security circles as saying. Three Germans were temporarily detained by police earlier in the day, a high-ranking Pakistani […]


US Forces Poised to Deal with Iran Threat

US Forces Poised to Deal with Iran Threat

The United States says its military forces in the Persian Gulf region are prepared to deal with any threat from Iran. Top Iranian officials have said they might close the Strait of Hormuz, a move that would disrupt world oil […]


 
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