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Obama Announces Troop Reductions, Way Forward in Afghanistan

Obama Announces Troop Reductions, Way Forward in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2011 – Thanks to the tremendous progress U.S., coalition and Afghan troops have made, the United States will draw down the number of troops in Afghanistan by 10,000 this year and 33,000 by the end of summer […]


Obama declares beginning of end of Afghan war

Obama declares beginning of end of Afghan war

President Barack Obama ordered all 33,000 US surge troops home from Afghanistan by next summer and declared the beginning of the end of the war, vowing to turn to nation building at home. In a watershed moment for American foreign […]


Helicopter lost over Libya is new US drone: officials

Helicopter lost over Libya is new US drone: officials

A drone helicopter that lost radar contact with NATO over Libya is a Fire Scout, an unmanned US chopper, defense officials said Tuesday, revealing the use of the new robotic aircraft in the war. “We don’t know yet” why NATO’s […]


In Afghan war, Obama looks for an exit

In Afghan war, Obama looks for an exit

Since Barack Obama entered the White House, the number of US troops in Afghanistan has nearly tripled. But after nearly 10 years of war, the US president plans to unveil plans on Wednesday for the start of a withdrawal of […]


Iraqi soldiers practice ambush techniques

Iraqi soldiers practice ambush techniques

Soldiers of Troop C, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted ambush training with troops from 1st Battalion, 10th Brigade, 3rd Iraqi Army Division, at Ghuzlani Warrior Training Center, Iraq, June 9, 2011. […]


US confirms ‘outreach’ to Taliban

US confirms ‘outreach’ to Taliban

Defense Secretary Robert Gates confirmed that US officials were involved in preliminary talks with the Taliban to seek a political solution to the Afghan war but said he didn’t expect significant progress for months. Gates also said recent gains on […]


Airmen pick up pieces before historic handover

Airmen pick up pieces before historic handover

More than 35 Airmen and Soldiers volunteered to clean up the Victory Over America Palace at Camp Slayer June 5 through 7. The palace, which is one of 70-plus palaces Saddam Hussein built throughout the country, will soon be returned […]


US officials struggle to defend Pakistan ties

US officials struggle to defend Pakistan ties

With critics accusing Pakistan of playing a double-game with terrorists as it guzzles US aid, the White House is struggling to defend its “complicated” relationship with a key ally. The unilateral US raid that killed Osama bin Laden in a […]


US-Pakistan security ties hit new low: report

US-Pakistan security ties hit new low: report

The US-Pakistan security relationship has dipped to its lowest point since the September 11, 2001 attacks, threatening counterterrorism programs, The Washington Post reported Thursday. US and Pakistan officials told the Post that the ties could deteriorate even further amid growing […]


 
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