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NATO denies accelerating Afghanistan troop withdrawal

NATO denies accelerating Afghanistan troop withdrawal

NATO’s chief denied on Monday that the alliance was speeding up the withdrawal of combat troops from Afghanistan as he sought to clear up “confusion” over the pullout planned for the end of 2014. Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen insisted […]


Thirty years on, Falklands conflict still festers

Thirty years on, Falklands conflict still festers

Thirty years ago a remote South Atlantic island chain was thrust into the global glare as Britain and Argentina went to war over the Falklands, triggering a bitter conflict which rankles to this day. Three decades later, the windswept archipelago […]


US, Pakistani Officials Discuss Military Relationship

US, Pakistani Officials Discuss Military Relationship

Senior U.S. officers met today with their Pakistani counterparts in Islamabad, Pakistan, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said. Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis, commander of U.S. Central Command, and Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, commander of the NATO-led […]


Last Iraq MRAP loaded for transport to 1st CAV museum

Last Iraq MRAP loaded for transport to 1st CAV museum

More than 30 Soldiers, Sailors and civilians gathered at the Port of Ash Shuaiba, March 24, to observe the last mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle, or MRAP, to exit Iraq being loaded aboard a ship for transport back to the United States. […]


The Political and Military Legacies of the 2011 Libya Campaign

The Political and Military Legacies of the 2011 Libya Campaign

In spring 2011, Western military operations, backed by the Arab League, began against the regime of Muammar Qadhafi. Libyan rebels, after being penned in by the regime, began to take ground and ultimately deposed Qadhafi seven months later. But with […]


US Army suicides rose 80% after start of Iraq War: study

US Army suicides rose 80% after start of Iraq War: study

The number of suicides in the US Army rose by 80 percent after the United States launched the war on Iraq, American military doctors reported on Thursday. From 1977 to 2003, the tally of army suicides had trended slightly downwards, […]


US/ROK forces show off air power

US/ROK forces show off air power

Not even the sun had a chance to rise before Airmen here began their work during a combined combat generation exercise, March 2, between United States and Republic of Korea air forces. “The purpose of the exercise today is to […]


UN sends aid chief to Syria, US rejects military force

UN sends aid chief to Syria, US rejects military force

The UN’s humanitarian chief heads for Syria Wednesday to urge the regime to let aid into devastated protest cities, with US President Barack Obama insisting military intervention would be a “mistake”. The five major UN powers discussed on Tuesday new […]


AU troops attack Shebab positions in Mogadishu

AU troops attack Shebab positions in Mogadishu

African Union-backed Somali government forces attacked Islamist Shebab rebel posts on the outskirts of the war-torn capital Mogadishu with tanks and artillery Tuesday, officials and witness said. Burundian troops with the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) launched a pre-dawn attack […]


 
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