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New Rules of Engagement for German Troops in Afghanistan

New Rules of Engagement for German Troops in Afghanistan

According to media reports, the German government has dropped some of the conditions of engagement under which its soldiers in Afghanistan had been bound. Bundeswehr troops will in future be able to engage in combat much earlier than has been […]


Taliban launch ‘operation’ against Marines

Taliban launch ‘operation’ against Marines

Kandahar, Afghanistan: Afghanistan’s insurgent Taliban movement said Monday they had launched a guerrilla operation to counter a major assault by US Marines on their stronghold in Helmand province. Operation Foladi Jal, or “iron net” in Pashtu, would teach the Marines […]


Added US Troops Enable Afghanistan Strategy, Mullen Says

Added US Troops Enable Afghanistan Strategy, Mullen Says

WASHINGTON: Additional American troops in Afghanistan are making it possible to institute the new strategy in the country, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today. Speaking on CNN’s State of the Union program, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen […]


US Marines storm south in major Afghan offensive

US Marines storm south in major Afghan offensive

CAMP DWYER, Afghanistan: Thousands of US Marines deployed in Afghanistan’s Taliban heartlands in an air and ground assault that marked a high-risk test of President Barack Obama’s new war plan. Dozens of aircraft ferried out nearly 4,000 US forces from […]


TAI to Modernize Pakistani F-16s

TAI to Modernize Pakistani F-16s

ANKARA: Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI), which is Turkey’s center of aerospace, has acquired an international success by signing a contract regarding the modernization of PAF F-16s. Under the program, the financial dimension of which is around 75 million US […]


First Pakistan made JF-17 to fly by end this year

First Pakistan made JF-17 to fly by end this year

ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman on Saturday said that first Pakistan made JF-17 – Thunder – aircraft would fly in the country’s airspace by end of this year.He made this announcement while addressing […]


US Senate approves sweeping Pakistan aid package

US Senate approves sweeping Pakistan aid package

WASHINGTON: The US Senate on Wednesday approved a bill to triple civilian US aid to Pakistan, a bid to cement a long-term partnership and defeat Islamist fighters threatening the nuclear-armed ally’s stability. Lawmakers unanimously approved the plan. The package provides […]


Next 18 Months Critical in Afghanistan, McChrystal Says

Next 18 Months Critical in Afghanistan, McChrystal Says

WASHINGTON: The next 18 months will be crucial in Afghanistan, the new commander of NATO and U.S. forces there said today. “I think that the next 18 months are probably a period in which this effort will be decided,” Army […]


McChrystal assumes command in Afghanistan

McChrystal assumes command in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal assumed command of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan today, vowing that the coalition will prevail despite a struggle he conceded will be “long and hard.” “2009 will be a critical year for […]


 
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