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Mine-resistant, ambush-protected recovery vehicles key in mission

Mine-resistant, ambush-protected recovery vehicles key in mission

Army Field Support Battalion-Afghanistan, or AFSBn-AFG, is in the early stages of a mission that will result in 94 mine-resistant, ambush-protected, or MRAP recovery vehicles being available to support future coalition missions. The battalion received an order from Department of […]


US to Scrap Afghanistan Drawdown Plan

US to Scrap Afghanistan Drawdown Plan

The Obama administration is abandoning plans to cut the number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan to 5,500 by year’s end, amid requests from military leaders to keep more troops there, U.S. officials said Monday. Although no final decision on numbers […]


From AK47s to drones, Afghans ‘war rugs’ reflect bloody decades

From AK47s to drones, Afghans ‘war rugs’ reflect bloody decades

More than three decades of war have damaged Afghanistan’s once-thriving carpet industry, but weavers are tapping into the bloody past to boost their fortunes with “war rugs” depicting guns, tanks and warplanes. On Chicken Street, the most famous street in […]


Afghan, Pakistani military leaders coordinate border security

Afghan, Pakistani military leaders coordinate border security

Leaders from the 201st and 203rd Afghan National Army Corps, Afghan Border Police zones 301 and 402, the 11th Pakistan Army Corps, and a delegation from Resolute Support headquarters discussed border security at an event hosted by Train, Advise, Assist […]


Afghanistan faces economic timebomb as NATO war ends

Afghanistan faces economic timebomb as NATO war ends

The Taliban insurgency may still be raging but the poor state of the economy could pose a bigger threat to Afghanistan’s long-term viability, and huge mineral reserves are unlikely to offer a quick fix. In Kabul’s Sarayee Shahzada market, moneychangers […]


Australia’s Heron Mission Ends In Afghanistan

Australia’s Heron Mission Ends In Afghanistan

Australia’s Heron Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) detachment in Afghanistan flew its final mission for Operation SLIPPER from Kandahar Air Field on 30 November 2014. Heron aircraft have completed more than 27,000 mission hours during Operation SLIPPER providing high resolution intelligence, […]


Frontrunners emerge for top Pentagon job

Frontrunners emerge for top Pentagon job

A pair of frontrunners have emerged to take charge at the Pentagon after President Barack Obama announced the departure of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. If former under-secretary Michele Flournoy gets the nod, she would be the first woman to hold […]


Pakistani army chief in first US visit

Pakistani army chief in first US visit

Pakistan’s army chief is holding talks with top US generals and officials this week in the first visit to the United States by the country’s powerful military commander in four years, officials said Monday. General Raheel Sharif’s trip comes against […]


British forces hand over control of last base in Afghanistan

British forces hand over control of last base in Afghanistan

British forces Sunday handed over formal control of their last base in Afghanistan to Afghan troops, ending combat operations in the country after 13 years which cost hundreds of lives. The handover was hailed by British Prime Minister David Cameron […]


 
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