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Pakistan military says 23 militants killed in air strikes

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Pakistani air strikes on Sunday killed 23 militants including foreigners in the country’s restive tribal regions near the Afghan border, the military said, part of a major ongoing operation against the Taliban. The attacks took place in areas close to […]


Fourth C-130 Touches Down In Kabul, Expands Afghan Air Force Capabilities

A C-130 Hercules touches down at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, June 20, bringing increased tactical airlift and mobility operations to Afghanistan. It is the fourth and final aircraft in the fleet from the United States that will enable the Afghan Air Force to transport supplies or troops throughout the country and to partner nations where they can execute missions, trainings and exercises. (U.S. military photo by Capt. Eydie Sakura/Released)

KABUL, Afghanistan: A C-130 Hercules touched down at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, June 20, bringing expanded flight capabilities to the Afghan Air Force. After a weeklong journey beginning at Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas, the arrival […]


Pakistan Military: 2,763 Militants Killed In One Year Offensive

Pakistan Military: 2,763 Militants Killed In One Year Offensive

Pakistan’s military said Saturday it had killed more than 2,700 militants since the launch of a major offensive near the Afghan border a year ago, with the latest air strikes leaving 20 dead. The raid Saturday took place near the […]


Russia flexes Central Asia military might amid Afghan fears

Russia flexes Central Asia military might amid Afghan fears

Russia has deployed hundreds of troops for drills in Central Asia with its ex-Soviet allies in a show of force as anxiety grows over a surge in fighting in neighbouring Afghanistan. Around 2,500 personnel from the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty […]


NATO, Afghanistan agree on future military-civilian mission

NATO, Afghanistan agree on future military-civilian mission

NATO and Afghan leaders on Wednesday agreed on a framework for a future joint military-civilian presence in Afghanistan when the alliance’s current mission ends, NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said. While the new mission would have a military component it […]


Major Afghan military operation underway in country’s southeast

Major Afghan military operation underway in country’s southeast

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan: Multiple Afghan National Defense and security forces units are in the midst of a large-scale operation in the country’s southeastern areas in a coordinated attack on anti-government forces’ historical safe havens. The Afghan National Army’s 205th Corps […]


Afghan Security Forces Can’t Track, Maintain 95,000 US-supplied Vehicles

Afghan Security Forces Can’t Track, Maintain 95,000 US-supplied Vehicles

CSTC–A, Ministries of Defense (MoD), and Ministries of Interior (MoI) did not have controls in place to effectively manage accountability of the approximately 95,000 vehicles procured by DoD for Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) since 2005. In addition, MoD and […]


Georgians, US Deploy to Afghanistan to Support NATO

Georgians, US Deploy to Afghanistan to Support NATO

Georgian soldiers, alongside U.S. Marines, will deploy together as part of NATO’s Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan after a ceremonial departure ceremony last Tuesday at Vaziani Training Area, approximately 180 kilometers south of Russia’s border. “You are better trained, more […]


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 […]


 
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