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Georgian Invasion Sends Message to World - Gates

Friday, 15 August 2008, 11:29 am | American Forces Press Service

The Russian air, land and sea attacks against Georgia went far beyond asserting the Russian view of the autonomy of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. The Russians, Gates said, wanted "to punish Georgia for daring to try to integrate with the West". More >>

Russian Action Has Long-Term Implications - Gates

Friday, 15 August 2008, 11:28 am | American Forces Press Service

Russian aggression against Georgia will have long-term implications for U.S.-Russian relations, the secretary said. The military incursion into Georgia will affect ongoing and long-term strategic dialogue with the Russian Federation. More >>

Georgia: Bush Denounces Russia's Brutal Escalation

Tuesday, 12 August 2008, 12:36 am | American Forces Press Service

President Bush today expressed deep concern over reports that Russia has escalated a conflict with Georgia, calling the ramped-up moves by Moscow "unacceptable in the 21st century," and urging the country to accept a peace agreement. More >>

Reports: Air Strikes Kill 9 Afghan Police Officers

Monday, 21 July 2008, 9:50 am | American Forces Press Service

Many enemy fighters killed in separate air strikes in Afghanistan, one prompting an investigation into Afghan government claims that Afghan National Police officers -- one report says four, another report says nine -- were killed in one engagement. More >>

Pentagon: More Troops Possibility For Afghanistan

Saturday, 19 July 2008, 11:55 am | American Forces Press Service

ISAF, which includes such non-NATO allies as Australia, New Zealand, Jordan and 11 other nations, needs troops capable of engaging in full-spectrum combat operations. Pentagon planners are studying ways to get more troops to Afghanistan quickly. More >>

DoD DNA Lab Helps to Resolve Old Russian Mystery

Wednesday, 16 July 2008, 9:27 pm | American Forces Press Service

A Defense Department DNA identification lab has helped bring to a close a near-century-old mystery, laying to rest a search for the remains of two children executed alongside the rest of the family of Russia's last czar, Nicholas II, in 1918. More >>

ISAF Deaths Show Need For Pakistani Cooperation

Tuesday, 15 July 2008, 4:42 pm | American Forces Press Service

The deaths of nine NATO International Security Assistance Force soldiers in Afghanistan's Kunar province yesterday highlight the need for cooperation with Pakistan's military and a tougher Pakistani government stance against extremists. More >>

Iraq: Remains Identified - Sgt Jimenez & Pfc Fouty

Sunday, 13 July 2008, 1:00 am | American Forces Press Service

Army Sgt. Alex R. Jimenez, 25, and Pfc. Byron W. Fouty, 19, were listed as "missing/captured" during operations in Mahmudiyah, Iraq, on May 12, 2007. The two men were soldiers with the 10th Mountain Division's 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment. More >>

U.S. And Afghan Forces Focus On Pakistani Border

Saturday, 12 July 2008, 7:45 am | American Forces Press Service

Insurgent activities have increased recently, while June was the deadliest month for coalition troops in nearly 7 years of conflict here. Twenty eight servicemembers were killed. This is due partly to rising number of insurgents crossing the border. More >>

Afghanistan: Increased Violence Concerns Pentagon

Thursday, 3 July 2008, 5:15 pm | American Forces Press Service

"Violence is up significantly from a year ago," Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said during a news conference. For the second month running, more coalition servicemembers died in Afghanistan than died in Iraq. The Taliban have become more organized, efficient. More >>

Army Account: First 18 Months After Saddam's Fall

Wednesday, 2 July 2008, 7:39 am | American Forces Press Service

"Even if that planning had been a bit more robust and had ... happened earlier on in the process," Reese said, "a lot of the assumptions on which that planning was done turned out to be incorrect once the coalition got to Baghdad." More >>

Iranians Call Hormuz Incident Normal, U.S. Differs

Wednesday, 9 January 2008, 11:57 am | American Forces Press Service

Iranian officials called the buzzing by five Revolutionary Guard speedboats of three U.S. Navy ships "normal," but American officials insist the behavior was reckless and needlessly provocative. More >>

Pentagon: 'Serious Incident' In Straits Of Hormuz

Tuesday, 8 January 2008, 7:49 am | American Forces Press Service

"Small, Iranian fast boats made some aggressive maneuvers against our vessels and indicated some hostile intent," Whitman said. "This required our vessels to issue warnings and conduct some evasive maneuvers." More >>

Admiral Details Iranian Challenge To U.S. Ships

Tuesday, 8 January 2008, 12:40 am | American Forces Press Service

The commander of the U.S. 5th Fleet in the Middle East today called the behavior of Iranian Revolutionary Guard boats that buzzed three U.S. Navy vessels in the Strait of Hormuz yesterday "unduly provocative." More >>

Dec. 23 Airpower Summary: F-16 Destroys Enemy Site

Tuesday, 25 December 2007, 7:24 am | American Forces Press Service

Coalition airpower integrated with coalition ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan during operations Dec. 23, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials. More >>

Bush, Gates Comment On Partial War Funding

Friday, 21 December 2007, 7:28 am | American Forces Press Service

Congress yesterday approved a $555 billion omnibus spending bill with $70 billion in emergency funds earmarked for the war on terror. The funds were approved without any timetable for troop withdrawal. More >>

British Commanders Brief Mullen On Basra Turnover

Wednesday, 19 December 2007, 9:44 pm | American Forces Press Service

The British-commanded Multinational Division Southeast transferred control to provincial officials Dec. 16. It was the last province in the south - and the province with the largest population - to transfer from the coalition to provincial leaders. More >>

Defense Report Looks At Unmanned Systems Future

Wednesday, 19 December 2007, 9:19 am | American Forces Press Service

A new Defense Department report reflects military needs and goals in acquiring improved unmanned systems during the decades ahead, a senior official told Pentagon reporters here today. More >>

Iraq Ops Net Key Suspects; Rocket Attacks Drop

Wednesday, 12 December 2007, 8:16 am | American Forces Press Service

West of Khalis, coalition forces killed one man and captured nine thought to be involved in an al Qaeda network in northern Baghdad responsible for car bombings and explosive attacks. More >>

British PM: Basra To Soon Come Under Iraqi Control

Tuesday, 11 December 2007, 11:13 am | American Forces Press Service

Basra, the second-largest city in Iraq, will be turned over to Iraqi provincial control in the next two weeks, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced yesterday during a visit to Iraq. More >>





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