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If asked, NATO could provide training for Libya: US

If asked, NATO could provide training for Libya: US

NATO could provide security advice and military training for Libya if the country’s new leaders ask for it, the US ambassador to the alliance said Monday. “NATO is prepared, if requested by the new Libyan authorities, to consider ways in […]


US weighs shift in strategy in Afghanistan war

US weighs shift in strategy in Afghanistan war

President Barack Obama’s advisers are debating a shift in the military’s mission in Afghanistan that would focus on advising Afghan forces while scaling back combat operations much earlier than planned, officials say. The potential change raises the possibility of a […]


NATO Builds on Afghanistan’s Once-modern Air Force

NATO Builds on Afghanistan’s Once-modern Air Force

Afghanistan’s military retains the vestiges of a modern air force, and its skilled and eager airmen have NATO trainers encouraged as they build up the force, the commander of NATO Air Training Command Afghanistan said today. The Afghanistan air force […]


UK’s National Security Policy ‘Mismatched’ with New Threats

UK’s National Security Policy ‘Mismatched’ with New Threats

Defence and security experts believe Britain’s national security policy is mismatched with the new threats being faced. The survey by the Royal United Services Institute of 1,543 people, found 59% judged that it was not “appropriate to the geopolitical challenges […]


NATO Tests MANTA System, Aircraft Protection Solution Against MANPADS

NATO Tests MANTA System, Aircraft Protection Solution Against MANPADS

The MANTA system, a solution developed by Indra to protect aircraft from surface-to-air missile attacks, was tested by NATO with positive results. The system passed the tests during the recent EMBOW trials, which consist of exercises conducted by the Atlantic […]


Thales sonars key to Royal Navy minewarfare operations

Thales sonars key to Royal Navy minewarfare operations

A Royal Navy minehunter fitted with Thales sonar has located and destroyed a 2,000-pound mine and torpedo lying on the seabed off the port of Tobruk in eastern Libya. HMS Bangor, a Sandown-class mine countermeasures vessel (MCMV), has been on […]


Libya war gives US air power advocates a lift

Libya war gives US air power advocates a lift

Advocates of US air power are seizing on the outcome of the NATO campaign in Libya as further evidence that high-tech aircraft are the key to maintaining US military might. With its relatively low price tag and short duration, the […]


Ninety British Soldiers Involved In Libya Operations

Ninety British Soldiers Involved In Libya Operations

Ninety British soldiers were involved in the Nato operation in Libya, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has revealed. The troops were among 1,200 UK service personnel sent abroad as part of Operation Ellamy, the Ministry of Defence’s codename for the Libya […]


Securing Libya’s Weapons

Securing Libya’s Weapons

It’s easy to see where the oil revenues of Libya were squandered over the decades of Colonel Qadafi’s rule. The streets of the country are now awash with weapons that have fallen into the hands of the National Transitional Council […]


 
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