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Australian pleads guilty in US to Afghan corruption

Australian pleads guilty in US to Afghan corruption

An Australian national pleaded guilty in a federal court in the US capital to accepting bribes for steering US-funded contracts in Afghanistan, the US Department of Justice said. Neil Campbell, 61, a native of Queensland, Australia, pleaded guilty to one […]


Combat continues as NATO draws harsh lessons from Libya

Combat continues as NATO draws harsh lessons from Libya

NATO allies are savouring a bittersweet achievement in Libya: while the air campaign appears close to victory, the mission exposed major frailties in their ability to carry out a fight. While Libya’s new regime battles to defeat the last forces […]


Iraq makes first payment for 18 F-16s

Iraq makes first payment for 18 F-16s

The Iraqi government has transferred its first payment for 18 F-16C Fighting Falcons, bringing Iraq closer to independently securing its airspace, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said Sept 27. “These aircraft will help provide air sovereignty for Iraq to protect […]


Pakistan leads talks on US pressure over Haqqanis

Pakistan leads talks on US pressure over Haqqanis

Pakistan holds rare cross-party talks on Thursday designed to build unity in the face of mounting American pressure to act against the Al-Qaeda-linked Haqqani network or face the consequences. The talks come after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday […]


Cost of UK Operations in Libya War

Cost of UK Operations in Libya War

Several news articles claim that the cost of the UK’s military mission in Libya could end up being £1.75bn, seven times what the Government predicted. The MOD calculates the cost of operations on the basis of ‘net additional costs’. These […]


T-6 advisory mission ceases, Iraqi pilots teach their own

T-6 advisory mission ceases, Iraqi pilots teach their own

CAMP SPEICHER, Iraq: “Iraqi air power starts here,” are the words written above the doorway of the Iraqi air force’s Squadron 203, a T-6A Texas II flight training squadron at Tikrit Air Base, Iraq. The words ring true, in part, […]


Pakistan military voices concern over US allegations

Pakistan military voices concern over US allegations

A top Pakistani general on Sunday expressed concern over US allegations of links to insurgents, stressing that peace in the region would only be possible through mutual trust and cooperation. General Khalid Shameem Wyne, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of […]


Iraq to Purchase F-16 Fighter Aircraft

Iraq to Purchase F-16 Fighter Aircraft

Iraq’s potential purchase of 18 U.S. F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft is an encouraging development that benefits both nations, the senior U.S. Air Force component commander in Iraq told Pentagon reporters today. “I do not have any word yet that a […]


Lessons From Security Force Assistance in Afghanistan

Lessons From Security Force Assistance in Afghanistan

Security force assistance (SFA) is a central pillar of the counterinsurgency campaign being waged by U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan. The outcome of the campaign hinges, in large measure, on the effectiveness of the assistance given to the Afghan […]


 
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