First Lieutenant Long of the 10th Mountain Division US Army reacts after he missed catching a shell as Captain Rondinelle (unseen) unloads his gun after his return from Ghazni city at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Ghazni on May 19, 2013. Afghan security forces are increasingly on the front line against the insurgents, and suffering heavier casualties, as NATO combat troops prepare to withdraw by the end of next year.
However, the F-16s stationed here will continue to fulfill mission capabilities for the Air Force and its NATO allies. Spangdahlem AB’s role in fulfilling USAFE-AFAFRICA’s enduring mission’s remains as significant as ever to the United States and the nation’s European allies. It doesn’t stop hereMore quotes »
LI home to a dozen U.S. Army generals
Tovo, Smithtown East '79, had just met with Army helicopter instructors at an installation near Kabul . Tovo is commanding a joint NATO force responsible for training Afghan soldiers so that U.S. troops can withdraw from Afghanistan after more than a decade Read more »
NATO: 5 Americans killed in Afghanistan
Five U.S. service members were killed on Saturday by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan, the latest deadly attack against international troops since the Taliban announced the start of their spring offensive this week.The coalition did not disclose the Read more »
NATO: 5 troops killed in southern Afghanistan
by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan -- the first foreign troops killed this month around the country.In a statement, NATO said the five were killed on Saturday. It provided no other details, or the nationalities of those killed.Such information is usually Read more »
US has a range of military options in Syria
as 300 mobile surface to air missile systems and defense systems, and more than 600 static missile launchers and sites.Some senators have also pressed for the U.S. to set up a narrow, so-called safe zone inside Syria, along its border with Turkey where citizens Read more »
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Junior diplomats from Pakistan and Bangladesh visit NATO
Briefing the group about NATO’s Strategic Concept, which was adopted at the Lisbon Summit in November 2010, Zsolt Rábai of the Public Diplomacy Division explained that developing cooperation with partners is one of NATO’s three core security tasks. “New 30 m ago from NATO Read more »
Sharp rise in number of Afghan women put in prison for "moral crimes"
About 600 Afghan women and girls are behind bars for so-called moral crimes, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday, the highest number since the Taliban were toppled almost twelve years ago. Running away from home, usually from abuse and forced marria 5/20/13 from Irish Independent Read more »
Opinion formers from Montenegro visit NATO
Foreign Ministers invited Montenegro to join the Membership Action Plan (MAP) in December 2009, in response to the government’s Euro-Atlantic integration aspirations. The country is currently participating in the fourth annual national programme under the 5/20/13 from NATO Read more »
Kyrgyz To Cancel Manas Transit Center Deal With U.S.
The Kyrgyz government has decided to cancel the U.S.-Kyrgyz agreement on NATO's use of a transit center at Manas International Airport near Bishkek as of July 2014. This site has no copyright on the published material. All content belongs to the original 5/20/13 from Humanitarian News Read more »
President Karzai to Discuss Enhancing Defense Ties with India
NEW DELHI — Afghan President Hamid Karzai is in India seeking to enhance defense ties with New Delhi. Afghanistan is looking for more military aid as it prepares for a withdrawal of NATO forces by next year. Speaking at ceremony during which he was given 7:58 AM from Voice of America Read more »