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US to Position Tanks, Arms In 7 European Nations

An M1A2 Abrams tank unloads from a C-17, Burgas, Bulgaria, June 20, 2015. Transported as part of a tank section from Germany to Bulgaria, the Abrams tank will be used by Soldiers, from 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, and 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, alongside Bulgarian soldiers, from the 6th Brigade Battle Group, during a tank live-fire exercise during Operation Speed and Power.

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday the U.S. will pre-position about 250 tanks, Bradley infantry fighting vehicles and self-propelled howitzers in eastern and central Europe in a move meant to reassure NATO allies unnerved by threats seen from Russia […]


US to deploy heavy weapons on NATO’s eastern flank

US to deploy heavy weapons on NATO’s eastern flank

The US will deploy heavy weapons in central and eastern Europe for the first time, Washington said Tuesday, in the midst of the worst stand-off between Russia and the West since the Cold War, triggered by the crisis in Ukraine. […]


NATO head says alliance to more than double rapid response force size

NATO Rapid Reaction Force

Brussels: NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said Monday the alliance will approve plans this week to more than double the size of its rapid response force, having already created a special spearhead unit in the fallout from the Ukraine crisis. “NATO […]


General: ‘Significant’ Gains Made By Anti-ISIL Forces In Northern Syria

General: ‘Significant’ Gains Made By Anti-ISIL Forces In Northern Syria

WASHINGTON: Anti-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant forces have made significant gains in northern Syria, which will have positive effects in Iraq as well, a senior U.S. Central Command official said today. During a telephone conference from Southwest Asia […]


Pentagon chief to seek greater NATO support on Europe trip

Pentagon chief to seek greater NATO support on Europe trip

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter will visit his European counterparts this week to take stock of cooperation with NATO in the wake of Russian aggression in Crimea and Ukraine. The visit comes as officials say the military bloc’s activity […]


NATO flexes muscles in Poland war games

NATO flexes muscles in Poland war games

NATO flexed its muscles Thursday in Poland during the first full drill of its new spearhead force, a structure designed to boost security on its eastern flank in the wake of Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. Around 2,100 soldiers […]


US supplies critical weapons to Iraqi Forces in fight against ISIL

US supplies critical weapons to Iraqi Forces in fight against ISIL

Soldiers, from the 76th Iraqi Infantry Brigade, received M16A2 rifles and infantry equipment sets, May 24-26, as part of the fielding of combat brigade equipment sets supplied to Iraqi Security Forces from the United States to support the fight against […]


CIA drone strike targets top Al-Qaeda leader in Yemen: Report

CIA drone strike targets top Al-Qaeda leader in Yemen: Report

The leader of Al-Qaeda’s branch in Yemen was targeted in a CIA drone strike last week, though US officials would not immediately confirm he had been killed, The Washington Post reported Monday. Nasir al-Wuhayshi’s group, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, […]


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 […]


Mali troops get reacquainted with lost north

Mali troops get reacquainted with lost north

For Malian troops making their first forays into the country’s north since jihadists took control, French military support provides reassurance at a time when they are strangers in their own back yard. Islamist militias linked to Al-Qaeda — some foreign […]


 
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