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Pakistan threatens troop pull-back from Afghan border

Pakistan threatens troop pull-back from Afghan border

Pakistan’s defence minister has threatened to pull back troops from the Afghan border in response to US military aid cuts, according to exceprts of a television interview broadcast Tuesday. “I think the next step is, the government or the armed […]


Extremists use Iranian weapons, Iraq command spokesman says

Extremists use Iranian weapons, Iraq command spokesman says

There is no doubt that deadly weapons being used against American forces in Iraq originated in Iran, a U.S. Forces Iraq spokesman said here today. Maj. Gen. Jeff Buchanan led reporters traveling with Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta on a […]


US team eyes Iraq weapons trail back to Iran

US team eyes Iraq weapons trail back to Iran

As they dissect the lethal rockets which Iraqi Shiite insurgents have fired at their troops, US weapons analysts in Baghdad say they have no doubt of Iran’s signature. For the Task Force Troy doing the forensic work at the US […]


US suspends $800 million in Pakistan military aid

US suspends $800 million in Pakistan military aid

The United States is withholding some $800 million in aid to Pakistan, almost a third of the $2.7 billion in security assistance it provides each year to Islamabad, President Barack Obama’s chief of staff has confirmed. Relations between the key […]


PM Announces UK Troop Withdrawals from Afghanistan

PM Announces UK Troop Withdrawals from Afghanistan

The UK will be able to reduce its force levels in Afghanistan from 9,500 to 9,000 by the end of 2012, Prime Minister David Cameron announced today, Wednesday 6 July 2011. This follows the withdrawal of 426 UK military personnel […]


US troops on target to leave Iraq this year

US troops on target to leave Iraq this year

The U.S. intends to abide by its commitments in the 2008 U.S.-Iraq Security Agreement, including the obligation to complete the drawdown of U.S. forces there by the end of the year, Pentagon spokesman Marine Col. Dave Lapan said July 6. […]


Leaving a legacy of air power

Leaving a legacy of air power

Milestones are being achieved and partnerships are being strengthened at Combat Operating Base Speicher here. Advising Iraqi forces is nothing new to the Iraq Training and Advising Mission component of the U.S. Air Force. Since the troop drawdown began early […]


Canada heads for Afghan war exit

Canada heads for Afghan war exit

After nine years, 157 troop deaths and over US$11 billion spent, Canada’s combat mission in Afghanistan finally comes to an end this week. With popular support for the war sapped at home, some of the nearly 3,000 Canadian troops, based […]


Iraq, Afghanistan Wars Cost US Nearly $4 Trillion

Iraq, Afghanistan Wars Cost US Nearly $4 Trillion

A new report issued by Brown University says the cost of America’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – and operations in Pakistan – will cost the country nearly $4 trillion. The report’s total is more than three times higher than […]


 
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