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France seeks Silicon Valley allies in war on terror

Cyber Security

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve met Friday with Apple, Facebook, Google and Twitter to discuss ways to thwart terrorists from using the platforms as stages for propaganda. “We had frank, rich, deep discussion,” Cazeneuve said during a press conference at […]


Unprecedented technology poses challenges for special ops

Unprecedented technology poses challenges for special ops

Terrorists are using social media to plan events, recruit, share information, propaganda, and so on. “We can detect [their activities] pretty well, but I’m not sure we know what to do about it,” said a terrorism expert. Countering terrorists’ leveraging […]


Pakistan military says killed 76 militants in air strikes

Pakistan military says killed 76 militants in air strikes

Pakistan’s military said it killed 76 militants in two separate air strikes on Tuesday as part of a major offensive against the Taliban and other insurgents in a tribal region near the Afghan border. The first air strike took place […]


Wars in the Middle East Have Cost Taxpayers Almost $1.7 Trillion

Wars in the Middle East Have Cost Taxpayers Almost $1.7 Trillion

A recent report from the Congressional Research Service, which examines the cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and other global “War on Terror” operations since 9/11, calculates a cumulative (fiscal year 2001 through fiscal year 2014) nominal price tag of $1.6 trillion. […]


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 […]


Hagel: Seven Nations Pledge Arms for Iraqi Kurds in Fight Against ISIL

Hagel: Seven Nations Pledge Arms for Iraqi Kurds in Fight Against ISIL

Seven nations have joined the United States and the Iraqi government with pledges to provide arms to Kurdish forces in northern Iraq where they are battling terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel […]


Pakistan air force strikes on militant hideouts kill at least 38

Pakistan air force strikes on militant hideouts kill at least 38

Pakistani fighter jets on Sunday launched air strikes on militant hideouts in the northwest, killing at least 38 people, according to officials, in the latest retaliation for attacks by the insurgents that have derailed peace talks. The early morning strikes […]


Army retaliates after 20 Pakistan soldiers killed in bomb attack

Army retaliates after 20 Pakistan soldiers killed in bomb attack

Pakistan army helicopters fired missiles killing three militants on Sunday, officials said, in apparent retaliation for a Taliban bomb attack that killed 20 soldiers in the restive northwest. The helicopters fired at a road in the village of Musaki situated […]


C-130H, end of an era in Afghanistan

C-130H, end of an era in Afghanistan

All good things don’t necessarily need to come to an end; sometimes they are just replaced by something even better. Such is the case with the venerable C-130H Hercules model aircraft here. The C-130 has been around since the Vietnam […]


Obama in Afghanistan: ‘Time of war’ is ending

Obama in Afghanistan: ‘Time of war’ is ending

President Barack Obama said on Wednesday a “time of war” was ending in a moment of US renewal, after slipping into Afghanistan on the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death. In a highly political election-year address from outside Kabul, Obama […]


 
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