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Afghan civil war feared as Taliban survive US surge

Afghan civil war feared as Taliban survive US surge

With the end of the US surge in Afghanistan, the Taliban have survived the biggest military onslaught the West will throw at them — and fears are growing that a disastrous new civil war looms. The last of the extra […]


NATO backs Turkey but unlikely to do more over Syria

NATO backs Turkey but unlikely to do more over Syria

While Western powers quickly backed Ankara after deadly Syrian fire on a Turkish border village, it is unlikely its NATO partners, above all the United States, would opt for a military response, analysts said. The incidents, with Turkish forces retaliating […]


Israel: Possible Military Strike Against Iran’s Nuclear Facilities

Israel: Possible Military Strike Against Iran’s Nuclear Facilities

Several published reports indicate that top Israeli decisionmakers are seriously considering whether to order a military strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, and if so, when. Twice in Israel’s history, it has conducted air strikes aimed at halting or delaying what […]


Turkey Attacks Syria Targets After Deadly Mortar Attack

Turkey Attacks Syria Targets After Deadly Mortar Attack

Turkey says its military has attacked targets inside neighboring Syria after mortar fire from Syria struck inside Turkey and killed five Turkish civilians. A statement from Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s office said Turkish forces had targeted “places in Syria […]


The next wave in US robotic war: drones on their own

The next wave in US robotic war: drones on their own

The US military’s current fleet of drones will soon be overtaken by a new wave of robots that will be faster, stealthier and smarter — operating virtually without human intervention, experts say. The Pentagon is investing heavily in “autonomy” for […]


Congress told IEDs will remain ‘weapon of choice’ for decades

Congress told IEDs will remain ‘weapon of choice’ for decades

Improvised explosive devices and the networks that use these asymmetric weapons, will remain an enduring threat to U.S. forces and the nation for decades to come, the Defense Department’s top counter-IED official told lawmakers, Sept. 20. “The IED (improvised explosive […]


Obama brushes off Israeli pressure over Iran

Obama brushes off Israeli pressure over Iran

President Barack Obama likened Israeli pressure on him to draw a line in the sand over Iran’s nuclear ambitions as noise he tries to ignore, according to remarks aired Sunday. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently urged the United States […]


NATO’s Afghan strategy in jeopardy: experts

NATO’s Afghan strategy in jeopardy: experts

Coalition leaders say otherwise, but experts warn that NATO’s decision to limit joint operations with Afghan forces threatens the alliance’s strategy to hand over power and withdraw by 2014. Announced on Tuesday, the move marks a setback to the US-led […]


Panetta Announces Completion of Afghanistan Surge Drawdown

Panetta Announces Completion of Afghanistan Surge Drawdown

The drawdown of U.S. surge forces in Afghanistan is complete as scheduled, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta announced here today during a news conference with New Zealand Defense Minister Dr. Jonathan Coleman. Panetta said the return of 33,000 troops President […]


 
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