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Saudi Arabia starts bombing Yemen

Saudi Arabia starts bombing Yemen

Saudi Arabia and a coalition of regional allies launched air strikes against Huthi rebels in Yemen, the start of a military operation to protect the government, the kingdom’s ambassador to the United States said Wednesday. “The operation is to defend […]


US evacuates troops from south Yemen base: military source

US evacuates troops from south Yemen base: military source

US military personnel stationed at Al-Anad airbase in southern Yemen have been evacuated over security concerns, a Yemeni military source said on Saturday amid fighting involving Al-Qaeda militants nearby. The troops left late Friday for an “unknown destination”, the military […]


Pentagon loses track of $500 million in weapons, equipment given to Yemen

Pentagon loses track of $500 million in weapons, equipment given to Yemen

The Pentagon is unable to account for more than $500 million in U.S. military aid given to Yemen, amid fears that the weaponry, aircraft and equipment is at risk of being seized by Iranian-backed rebels or al-Qaeda, according to U.S. […]


Yemen upheaval deals blow to US fight against AQAP

Yemen upheaval deals blow to US fight against AQAP

With the collapse of the government in Sanaa, the United States has lost a reliable partner in its fight against Al-Qaeda in Yemen with potentially dire consequences, officials and experts said Friday. The result could mean an emboldened Al-Qaeda in […]


US relocates drones airfield after Djibouti crashes

US relocates drones airfield after Djibouti crashes

The Pentagon is shifting its drone operations from a US base in Djibouti to a more remote airfield after local officials voiced concern about possible collisions with commercial aircraft, officials said Wednesday. “There was a concern over what would happen […]


As Global Unrest Spreads, US Slashes Military Readiness

As Global Unrest Spreads, US Slashes Military Readiness

There are still some ways in which newspapers capture the moment better than blogs or social media. One such way is their ability to display the full extent of global chaos, a topic so diverse and variegated that it is […]


After vowing transparency, US silent on drone killing

A fully armed MQ-9 Reaper taxis down an Afghanistan

A week after President Barack Obama cracked the lid of secrecy on his drone war, the United States refused Wednesday to confirm it had killed a top Pakistani Taliban leader in an airborne attack. Pakistani security and intelligence sources said […]


UN Launches Investigation Into Drone Killings

UN Launches Investigation Into Drone Killings

The United Nations is launching a special inquiry into drone strikes and targeted civilian killings. The investigation’s main objective is to examine evidence that the strikes cause disproportionate civilian casualties. The United Nations’ special rapporteur on counterterrorism and human rights, […]


DoD Budget Cuts Stall New Purchases of Helicopters

DoD Budget Cuts Stall New Purchases of Helicopters

Continuing wars and nation building activities in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Yemen have generated significant demand for rotary-winged assets for their diverse mission capabilities. The 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) lists success in counterinsurgency (COIN), stability, and counterterrorism operations as […]


 
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