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About 8,400 troops are expected to remain in Afghanistan through the end of his administration. They have two missions: training and advising Afghan forces, and supporting counter-terrorist operations. Meanwhile, the U.S. leads a coalition of 60-plus ...
A U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drone sits in a hanger at Creech Air Force Base May 19, 2016. The base in Nevada is the hub for the military's unmanned aircraft operations in the United States.

... ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence) of these terrorism-related incidents, including Mumbai terror attacks of November 2016, the Indian parliament assault of December 13, 2001 and militants' attack at Indian Air Force Base in Pathankot, which occurred ...
The NATO command centre in Kabul confirmed US warplanes had conducted an air strike in the area, but said they targeted individuals posing a threat to Afghan forces. "US forces conducted two air strikes against individuals firing on... our Afghan ...
WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2016 - Afghan forces are performing better this year than last year, and are generally on track with their offensive campaign plan and are on a positive trajectory, the NATO Resolute Support Mission deputy chief of staff for ...
There were no immediate reports of casualties from the powerful bombing, which occurred close to the US-run Bagram Air Base north of Kabul but rattled windows several kilometres (miles) away. The attack on Northgate hotel, a heavily guarded compound ...

... >> The Afghan capital Kabul, rocked by a powerful blast in the early hours of Monday. The Taliban claiming responsibility for a truck bomb at a residential compound for foreign military and logistics groups, causing the explosion heard all around ...
Northgate, close to the US-run Bagram Air Base north of Kabul, houses foreign contractors and is a heavily guarded compound with blast walls and watchtowers.
The presence of Da'ish in Nangarhar, a province that hosts a large US military airbase, raises the question that how ultra-extremist militants have managed to sneak into Afghanistan in huge numbers from the Pakistan side of the border, and how they ...
The Air Force Flight Test Museum restoration facility has moved from Main Base to the historical North Base. The restoration facility is now housed in perhaps the most historic building on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., the XP-59 hangar.
Hamidullah Khan was 14 when he was captured by Afghan forces and handed over to the US military, which put him in a cage and held him for more than five years at Bagram Air Base, north of Kabul. "Bagram was a hell for us and we could not forget what ...
"We've seen peaks and valleys with the Taliban before, but certainly on the ground right now the Afghan forces have the momentum," he said, speaking aboard an Air Force C-17 transport plane en route from Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan to Stuttgart, ...
Turkey has allowed US warplanes to resume missions from its Incirlik Air Base against Islamic State targets following a temporary shutdown in the hours after the coup, Defense Department officials announced yesterday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama awarded the nation's highest military honor to a Vietnam War veteran on Monday, stressing that the story of retired Lt.
Carter, on an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, said the powers granted to General John Nicholson would allow "much more efficient use and effective use of the forces we have here as well as the Afghan forces." Nicholson himself said the new broader ...
Carter, on an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, said the powers granted to General John Nicholson would allow "much more efficient use and effective use of the forces we have here as well as the Afghan forces." Nicholson himself said the new broader ...
Carter flew in to Bagram Air Base outside Kabul, and was due to meet with Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah in the capital later.

The Iranians' own local contingent of Afghan forces, a ragbag of Shia Hazara Afghans forced into battle to acquire refugee status for their families sheltering in Iran, also suffered six dead but others are believed - understandably, given their ...
As Carter arrived in Iraq, Monday, he said U.S. and coalition forces will use the newly retaken air base in Qayara as a staging hub as Iraqi security forces move closer to the long-awaited battle to recapture Mosul from Islamic State militants.
The Iranians' own local contingent of Afghan forces, a ragbag of Shiite Hazara Afghans forced into battle to acquire refugee status for their families sheltering in Iran, also suffered six dead but others are believed - understandably, given their ...
army Gen. Joseph Votel, head of Tampa-based U.S. Central Command, listens as Army Gen. John Nicholson, new commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, discusses progress in efforts to stabilize the country during a roundtable at Nicholson's headquarters ...
U.S. and Iraqi officials told reporters traveling with Defense Secretary Ash Carter in Baghdad on Monday that the Qayyarah Air Base - also known as Q-West during the U.S. occupation - could serve as a main logistics hub in the coming push for the ...
U.S. and Iraqi officials told reporters traveling with Defense Secretary Ash Carter in Baghdad on Monday that the Qayyarah Air Base - also known as Q-West during the U.S. occupation - could serve as a main logistics hub in the coming push for the ...
"While the American forces would not be in an offensive role per say, if the Afghan forces are conducting offensive operations, we can support them," said Nicholson, who commands the U.S.
Joseph Votel said as he arrived Friday in Afghanistan from his U.S. Central Command headquarters at MacDill Air Force Base.
President Barack Obama waves from the top of the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Thursday, July 7, 2016, before traveling to Poland to attend a NATO summit and then on to Spain.
... advisers to the Afghanistan military. Now, Martin says, there will be U.S. troops not just in Kabul and at the nearby air base of Bagram, but also in Kandahar to the south, and in Jalalabad to the east, and there will continue to be U.S. forces ...
The son of former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was rescued in a joint US-Afghan forces operation in Afghanistan, having spent three years in al Qaeda and Taliban captivity.
F-15s help provide residual base defense at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Matthew Hecht).
Recently, the Long wars Journal estimated that the Taliban control -- or are at least fighting for control -- of nearly a fifth of the country, with Afghan forces stretched to their limits and taking heavy casualties. When Kunduz fell last October, the ...
On 15 April, the Taliban attacked several district centres in Kunduz as well as outposts as close as 3 km from Kunduz City, which fell briefly to the insurgency last autumn, and 1 km from the city's airport, where the regional headquarters of the ...
That interpreter was Janis Shinwari and the incident sparked a deep friendship that led Zeller to help Shinwari immigrate to the United States when the interpreter's work with Americans made him a prime Taliban target.
Members of the U.S. Air Forces Central Command Band, Galaxy, stand with Afghan Air Force service members after their performance April 17, 2016, at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan. They gave members of the Train, Advise, Assist Command ...
"On a fall Sunday morning in 1948, my mother, on a dare and a whim, with one of her girlfriends, decided to volunteer to serve doughnuts one morning at the USO outside Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi. It was on that very morning that she ...
Last month a 12-year-old would-be suicide bomber surrendered to Afghan forces in eastern Nangarhar province. The Taliban sent him to kill "infidel troops", he told local media, but he had last-minute misgivings after seeing soldiers praying inside a ...
As things unraveled in Pakistan, U.S. and Afghan forces seized Kabul and, just days after Thanksgiving, Hotel left Pakistan for Afghanistan's capital.
"Many of those wounded are in serious condition," ministry spokesman Mohammad Ismail Kawoosi told AFP. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack near the Afghan intelligence agency office, which sent clouds of acrid ... The insurgents began the ...
"The latest toll shows at least seven people have been killed and 327 others wounded," health ministry spokesman Mohammad Ismail Kawoosi told AFP. "Most of those wounded are civilians and many are in a serious condition." Security officials said the ...
The Taliban's resurgence has raised serious questions about Afghan forces' capacity to hold their own. NATO estimates that a staggering 5,500 troops were killed last year.
Witnesses said they continued to hear gunfire after the explosion, which occurred in a busy part of Kabul near the Afghan Defense Ministry and presidential palace. Afghan journalist Esmatullah Kohsar tweeted photos of what he said were windows at his ...
Afghan forces fought back a renewed series of attacks on Kunduz, killing dozens of Taliban fighters, officials said on Sunday as insurgent forces stepped up their bid to retake the northern city that they captured briefly last year.
Kabul, Afghanistan - Afghan forces remained in control of Kunduz Saturday afternoon, after the Taliban's first major offensive of the 2016 fighting season attempted to recapture the northern city that they briefly occupied last year.
In a statement released on the same day, the Afghan Defense Ministry said it would defeat any Taliban offensive. "The national army as ... Afghan forces have suffered record casualties over the past year as the Taliban have exploited the end of the ...
That reversal came as Afghan forces faced intense pressure from Taliban militants throughout the country. the Pentagon said no decisions have been made yet.
The U.S. military has the authority to target al Qaeda and ISIS fighters in Afghanistan, but can target the Taliban only if NATO or Afghan forces are under direct assault. According to Pentagon statistics, American warplanes had 300 "weapons releases ...
John F. Sopko's assessment has its doubters, but he paints a stark picture of security so shaky and roads so dangerous that inspector general staff take helicopters to the airport rather than drive. Contracting can be so shoddy, buildings ... "Reform ...
"It's quite clear that Mullah Mansour is putting his power consolidation strategy into overdrive," Michael Kugelman, an Afghanistan expert at the Washington-based think tank the Woodrow Wilson International Center For Scholars, told AFP. "Mansour ...
President Barack Obama flagged Afghanistan's problems in October, when he announced he would significantly slow the withdrawal of U.S.
John F. Sopko's assessment has its doubters, but he paints a stark picture of security so shaky and roads so dangerous that inspector general staff take helicopters to the airport rather than drive. Contracting can be so shoddy, buildings crumble ...
Afghan Army chief of staff Gen. Qadam Shah Shaheem, left, speaks with U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, deputy chief of staff for operations for the Resolute Support mission, at an airport in Mazar-i-Sharif after meeting with regional security ...


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