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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...

New command to focus on Afghanistan battle tactics

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT: Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said a new "intermediate" command set for Afghanistan will allow the commander to concentrate...

Allied Defense Ministers to gather at NATO Headquarters

NATO Defence Ministers will come to Brussels on 11-12 June, for their first formal meeting after the Strasbourg/Kehl Summit. They will discuss key challenges...

North Korea may be preparing for its 3rd nuclear test

SEOUL: South Korea's defence ministry said Friday North Korea might stage a third underground nuclear test in response to an expected new UN Security...

US Delivers Helicopters to Support Pakistani Military

WASHINGTON: The United States delivered four Mi-17 cargo helicopters to the Pakistani army yesterday to support Pakistan's counterinsurgency as well as humanitarian efforts, officials...

Gates, Mullen Seek Momentum Shift in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said he hopes to see signs that the new strategy in Afghanistan is working over the next year...

Petraeus Praises Pakistani Operations Against Insurgents

WASHINGTON: The commander of U.S. Central Command today praised the Pakistani army for operations it is waging against insurgents near the country's border with...

US probe warns of waste in Iraq, Afghanistan war deals

Washington: A bipartisan commission on wartime contracting warned Wednesday that the sheer scale of US operations in Iraq and Afghanistan "create plentiful opportunities for...

First Mastiff 2 and Ridgback MRAP Vehicles now Operational

The first batch of new armoured vehicles have reached Afghanistan and have now been put to work in front line operations. 300 new Mastiff 2...

Suicide bomb rips through Pakistan luxury hotel

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: A huge suicide truck bomb ripped through a luxury hotel Tuesday killing 11 people and wounding 52 in Pakistan's Peshawar city, capital...