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EOD supports Afghan Army’s counter-IED training

EOD supports Afghan Army’s counter-IED training

Soldiers with 2nd Platoon, 49th Explosive Ordinance Disposal Company, attached to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), supported the Afghan National Army’s EOD team from the 4th Kandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, with running a counter […]


Army’s new mobile network to support its Afghan security mission

Army’s new mobile network to support its Afghan security mission

As the U.S. mission in Afghanistan evolves from full spectrum combat operations to a support role in helping Afghan forces take hold of their country’s security, unit commanders emphasize the need for network mobility. Warfighter Information Network-Tactical, or WIN-T, Increment […]


Elite Afghan soldiers complete training

Elite Afghan soldiers complete training

Fourteen Afghan air force members of the Kabul Air Wing Quick Reaction Force Company graduated from Ground Combat Skills Course in a ceremony May 29 at Kabul International Airport here. The graduation marked the completion of 50 hours of advanced […]


Iraq, Afghan wars to cost US up to $6 trillion: study

Iraq, Afghan wars to cost US up to $6 trillion: study

The Iraq and Afghanistan wars will cost the United States between $4-6 trillion in the long term, constraining the government’s budget for decades to come, a study said. Harvard University scholar Linda Bilmes concluded that the United States will face […]


Sequestration may affect reset from Afghanistan

Sequestration may affect reset from Afghanistan

The reset of equipment returning from Afghanistan may be affected by sequestration, said the commander of U.S. Army Materiel Command. The cancellation of reset would affect post-combat repair for about 1,000 vehicles, 14,000 communications devices and 17,000 weapons, Gen. Dennis […]


NATO Mulls Funding Afghan Troops Through 2018

NATO Mulls Funding Afghan Troops Through 2018

NATO has said it is strongly considering a proposal to extend funding for a security force of Afghan troops through 2018. The proposal comes amid speculation that the US will reduce support for post-2014 operations. NATO is considering plans to […]


First Afghan Air Force C-208 CASEVAC a success

First Afghan Air Force C-208 CASEVAC a success

In another historic step for the Afghan Air Force, an AAF Cessna 208 configured for battlefield casualty evacuation successfully transported a seriously injured solider and three minor casualties from Kandahar, Afghanistan to Kabul International Airport Feb. 11. The Afghan-tasked, planned […]


Obama Announces 34,000 Cut to US Force in Afghanistan

Obama Announces 34,000 Cut to US Force in Afghanistan

U.S. troops in Afghanistan will decrease by 34,000 over the coming year, President Barack Obama announced tonight in his annual State of the Union address. “After a decade of grinding war, our brave men and women in uniform are coming […]


ISAF, NATO employ tactics against ‘insider threats’

ISAF, NATO employ tactics against ‘insider threats’

“Insider-attacks” were recognized as the number-one strategic risk in Afghanistan during a NATO conference Jan. 24, and training to mitigate the threat was discussed by members of the International Security Assistance Force. The International Insider Threat Conference was hosted Jan. […]


Afghan troops train on D-30 Howitzer

Afghan troops train on D-30 Howitzer

Soldiers from Security Forces Assistance and Advisory Team – 5, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, assisted in the training of the Afghan National Army on the D-30 Howitzers at Combat Outpost Monti, Afghanistan, Jan. 18. The Afghan National […]


 
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