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Forces Capture Numerous Terrorist Suspects In Iraq

Tuesday, 11 December 2007, 9:38 am | American Forces Press Service

Coalition forces captured several wanted individuals and dozens of additional suspects during operations over the past several days targeting al Qaeda networks throughout Iraq. More >>

Troops Kill Militants, Detain 10 In Afghanistan

Tuesday, 11 December 2007, 12:12 am | American Forces Press Service

Afghan and coalition forces yesterday targeted insurgent networks in Afghanistan's Helmand province, killing several militants and detaining 10 others. Two civilians were wounded in the operation. More >>

Arab World Must Support Iraqi Progress, Gates Says

Sunday, 9 December 2007, 8:36 am | American Forces Press Service

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates called on Iraq's Arab neighbors today to help the Iraqis build on progress being made to ensure it succeeds as a peaceful, stabilizing force in the region. More >>

Pearl Harbor Vet Emphasizes Need For Vigilance

Saturday, 8 December 2007, 8:52 pm | American Forces Press Service

It's been 66 years, and tears still well up in the eyes of Robert Bishop when he thinks of that day. He was a 20-year-old sailor aboard the USS Tennessee when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Dec. 7, 1941. More >>

U.S., China Agree To Strengthen Military Relations

Thursday, 6 December 2007, 11:16 am | American Forces Press Service

The United States-Peoples' Republic of China annual defense consultative talks ended yesterday with the two nations agreeing to increase military-to-military ties, Pentagon officials said today. More >>

Gates: Intelligence Shows Need To Pressure Iran

Wednesday, 5 December 2007, 10:40 am | American Forces Press Service

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today pointed to the new national intelligence estimate as evidence that non-military means are the best way for the United States to deal with Iran's nuclear enrichment program. More >>

President Bush Says Iran Still Poses Threat

Wednesday, 5 December 2007, 7:28 am | American Forces Press Service

Although the estimate says Iran halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003, it also states with "high confidence" that Iran had a covert nuclear weapons program that it has never acknowledged and continues to deny, Bush said. More >>

Intel Community Reports On Iran's Nuclear Program

Tuesday, 4 December 2007, 3:28 pm | American Forces Press Service

A new intelligence estimate that says Iran stopped its covert nuclear weapons program in 2003 is good news, but also presents cause for concern, President Bush's national security advisor said today More >>

Precision Strike Kills Militants In Afghanistan

Tuesday, 4 December 2007, 8:27 am | American Forces Press Service

Coalition forces conducted a precision-guided munitions strike targeting a senior Taliban commander believed to be involved in the March kidnapping of Italian journalist Daniele Mastrogiacomo, his interpreter and his driver. More >>

Gates Arrives In Afghanistan To Assess Conditions

Tuesday, 4 December 2007, 7:33 am | American Forces Press Service

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates arrived here today on a fact-finding mission to get a face-to-face assessment from commanders about conditions on the ground, particularly in the volatile southern region. More >>

Forces Disrupt Terrorist Operations In Iraq

Tuesday, 4 December 2007, 7:31 am | American Forces Press Service

Coalition forces detained seven suspects during operations today to disrupt al Qaeda operations in Tarmiyah, Iraq. More >>

Bush Urges Congress To Approve Funds For Troops

Monday, 3 December 2007, 12:59 am | American Forces Press Service

"Congress' first priority should be to provide the funds and flexibility to keep our troops safe and help them protect our nation," Bush said during his weekly radio address yesterday. More >>

Bangladeshis Thank Task Force For Relief Efforts

Saturday, 1 December 2007, 12:15 am | American Forces Press Service

U.S. sailors and Marines on a humanitarian mission to Bangladesh are being met with extreme gratitude as they work to prevent and treat waterborne illnesses and meet basic needs in the aftermath of a Nov. 15 cyclone, a U.S. commander there said today. More >>

Bush Discusses Long-Range Military Plans

Friday, 30 November 2007, 11:29 am | American Forces Press Service

The president is slated to meet with Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and other defense and military officials, Defense Department spokesman Geoff Morrell told reporters at a Pentagon ... More >>

Pentagon: Afghanistan Air Strike Hit Legit Targets

Thursday, 29 November 2007, 7:18 pm | American Forces Press Service

An air strike earlier this week in eastern Afghanistan was based on credible intelligence from multiple sources and by all indications struck its intended targets, the Pentagon's press secretary told reporters today. More >>

Iraq: Troops Detain Dozens, Kill Terrorist Suspect

Thursday, 29 November 2007, 9:23 am | American Forces Press Service

During an operation in Mosul today, coalition forces captured a wanted individual believed to be an al Qaeda in Iraq leader with connections to terrorist operations. More >>

Gates Asks Congress Not To Derail Iraq Progress

Wednesday, 28 November 2007, 11:43 am | American Forces Press Service

Important progress the military is making in the war on terror would be derailed if Congress doesn't pass a supplemental war spending bill "in short order," Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told the Killeen, Texas, Chamber of Commerce yesterday. More >>

Iraq Infrastructure Needs Maintenance, Procedures

Wednesday, 28 November 2007, 10:33 am | American Forces Press Service

Establishing proper maintenance procedures and operations processes is as important as providing power plants, hospitals and other infrastructure in Iraq, a senior U.S. military engineer said today. More >>

Troops Kill 4, Seize Large Weapons Cache In Iraq

Wednesday, 28 November 2007, 8:00 am | American Forces Press Service

In a raid targeting al Qaeda networks north of Beiji, coalition forces saw several individuals maneuvering near an area reported to be a terrorist logistical base and safe haven, military officials said. More >>

Iraqi Security Forces Grow Better, More Effective

Tuesday, 27 November 2007, 10:38 am | American Forces Press Service

Highlighting the greater complexity of Iraqi-led operations, Yarbrough cited the recent three-day Operation Lion Pounce, in which the 8th Iraqi Army Division last week coordinated joint operations involving the army and police forces. More >>